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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in an edtech company’s board meeting, or what keeps founders up at night, here was your chance to find out. Earlier this month in New York City, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator, AT&T’s program that finds, develops, and invests in promising edtech companies from around the world, hosted an afternoon of mock board meetings with its 2018 cohort. The same principle applies to edtech companies.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

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This isn’t because the internet is down or due to a device malfunction—it’s because the online gradebook isn’t able to share data with the student information system (SIS). And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable.

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What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Helpouts was not growing fast enough to keep up with the projections that the company had set for it.

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Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

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That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. An announcement over the PA system reminded everyone that the general assembly session was mandatory—and to not chew gum as no one is above detention. Indeed, the company proved rumors right by unveiling a new iPad. “Welcome to your first day of school!”

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‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

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But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). Company revenues should be above $10 million). edtech funding this decade in 2015 and 2018.

Trouble With the Curve: Estimating the Size and Growth Rates of K-12 Markets

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For example, specific policies regarding academic standards, testing requirements, and charter school authorization caps can give rise to specific types of products. RTTT offered states grant money to implement education reforms, including the introduction of teacher evaluation systems, and NCLB waivers nudged states further in this direction. Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.). The fit of your company and product for the particular region.

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint

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Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. The company claims users in more than 14,000 U.S.

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Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

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At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems. Some entrepreneurs were drawn to the sector after reading it—and made the paper part of their company’s onboarding practice. The company was renamed “Amplify.” Five years later, Berger led a management buyout of the company, backed by Emerson Collective.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

The goal is to ensure that students can take best advantage of the powerful learning tools at their disposal wherever their academic and career aspirations may lead them. As parents, we entrust our children to the public education system in the belief that the decisions made by educators, administrators, and policymakers are in the best interests of our children. The post The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service appeared first on EdTech Strategies.

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This K-12 ‘data switch’ uses proprietary and open standards to talk to a wide variety of data sources, and merges data into a single store to provide a unified view of educational data - such as achievement, attendance and students at risk - in real time. edtech market.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “George Mason’s President Says Some Donor Agreements Fell ‘Short’ of Academic Standards.” “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Via GeekWire : “ Project Unicorn signs first companies to help schools handle the hairball of edtech data.” Digital training company QuizRR has raised $1.3

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