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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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This is so important to consider, as Tufekci noted on Twitter, in light of Google’s domination of the K–12 computing market.). Ponddy Education has raised $6 million for its language learning software from Chenco Holding Company, Osnaburge Ventures LLC, and the MIC Ponddy AR Fund.

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Via Google’s blog : “ Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex.” ” It’s a three-month summer program with classes taught by Google engineers and Howard faculty. “Despite the buzz, competency-based education remains a challenging market for software vendors,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via The Verge : “ Google built a new app so your kids can have a Google account, too.” Education Politics.

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Economy by 2030.” ” From the Google blog : “ Google Science Fair 2018 : Resources for educators to get ideas flowing.” ” Also from the Google blog : “More tools for homeschoolers.” Via Gizmodo : “ Google Removes ‘ Don’t Be Evil ’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct.” The discussion forum software maker has raised $2.4 Via Common Sense Media : “2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report.”

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