Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

Remote learning is no longer a remote possibility: The number of edtech tools accessed is nearly 90 percent higher since school closures due to the onset of COVID-19, according to a recently published analysis by LearnPlatform. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Research suggests that when technology is effectively used in schools, access may help to bridge educational and social gaps (Warschauer & Matuchniak, 2010; Eccles, 2009; National Science Foundation, 2017). If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

The Top 5 Shared Mobility Companies in Asia – 2021

AsiaTechDaily

This is where shared mobility companies come into picture and leverage cutting-edge technology to solve this critical problem plaguing major economies. . Here is our pick of top 5 shared mobility companies in Asia to watch out for 2021. The company managed to raise US$2.2

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

Many students don’t realize their programs have been outsourced to a for-profit company they have probably never heard of.” Its revenues grew 44 percent in the first quarter of 2020 and 35 percent in the second quarter , and the company’s stock price is up from $17 to $40 since mid-March.

Facing a white-collar worker shortage, American companies seek a blue-collar solution

The Hechinger Report

That kind of recruiting was a relatively new solution for IBM and other companies that generally require bachelor’s degrees for entry-level white-collar workers. It feels like we’re the kids of the company,” said Haruza, now 27.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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Ranked #2 In 2020 For Ease Of Doing Business, Singapore Is One Of The Best Places In Asia For Company Incorporation

AsiaTechDaily

Register Ranked at #2 position in 2020 for the ‘Ease Of Doing Business’ indicator, Singapore is an excellent destination for a startup company registration for those living abroad. Interested in Company Incorporation Singapore? They are as follows: Private Limited Company.

Delaware Ensures Every Student Has Digital Access to Curriculum and Choice Reading Titles

eSchool News

The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced an agreement with OverDrive Education to provide access to online books to every K-12 student in the state. Newsline app books choice Curriculum delaware Department of Education digital digital access digital books eBooks

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Who wouldn't want content to be accessed by people who are visually impaired? Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game. Facebook has work to do in their accessibility game.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Debate about the fairness of online learning tends to revolve around technology access. And there are indeed sharp disparities in home access to computers and reliable broadband service. Courses must be designed so that content is easily accessible.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

Students who haven’t had access to technology since mid-March could face significant problems, said Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, a nonprofit that works for innovation in schools. “If If we can’t get every student access, that’s going to exacerbate the gaps even more.”

Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

Edsurge

Companies offering proctoring tools that monitor students as they take online exams are now being watched themselves—by Democratic senators. Proctoring companies say they have seen usage skyrocket this year, although this has been accompanied by growing outcry.

Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

This year, Missouri legislators had a chance to become national leaders in providing their students with access to new learning opportunities. On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available.

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Why Tech Companies View the Job Search As Big Business

Edsurge

Technology companies that have disrupted industries across the country have now set their sights on the labor market. These emerging companies bridge the gap between people and jobs by matching, training, and often literally placing candidates into positions.

How edtech companies are helping schools navigate an uncertain year

eSchool News

In the middle of the abrupt changes to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, edtech companies offered resources and access to help educators, students, and parents make the best of at-home learning. Related content: How to make remote learning easily accessible.

Can a Hollywood-Backed VR Company Make Science Labs More Effective?

Edsurge

The university is building the course material as part of a partnership with a VR entertainment company called Dreamscape Immersive, which is led by Walter Parkes, who produced Hollywood blockbusters including “Men in Black,” “Minority Report” and “Gladiator.”

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

Khan Academy is a nonprofit that believes online education should be excellent, accessible, and free to use for anyone in the world. Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended. For those ready for the challenge of moving with the momentum of a huge company but the agility required by continuous improvement, opportunities for all levels all over the US and internationally await.

Amid Objections to Automated Proctoring, One Company Abandons the Practice

Edsurge

We believe that only a human can best determine whether test-taker behavior is suspicious or violates test rules,” said Scott McFarland, CEO of ProctorU, in a statement issued by the company. The use of remote proctoring has surged as colleges shifted to remote instruction during the pandemic.

Could This Montessori Learning Company Be the Airbnb of Education?

Edsurge

Our goal is to build the systems of scale that allow for uncompromisingly good Montessori education that's accessible to the children of the world,” explains Girn. As of August, we have 10 school partners, including public schools, accessing and using our digital curriculum online.

EdTech Company ChalkTalk Earns Funding to Help Shape The Future of Teaching

eSchool News

Mohannad then used his experience scoring perfect scores on the SAT I and SAT II to write the first English language learner SAT Prep Book and bootstrap his first education company prior to ChalkTalk from $300 to a franchise operating across 3 countries by the time he was a senior in college.

Leading K-8 Educational Company Introduces Middle School Science Solution

eSchool News

They will be able to access new content and features throughout the 2021-22 school year, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback and impact future product enhancements. The company is committed to empowering kids to succeed and thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. They also identified new partnerships they will continue with researchers, companies, and fellow League districts. Visitors also previewed a mobile innovation lab (a bus equipped with maker equipment, with a great Twitter account ), which will soon give students across the district access to maker learning opportunities.

McGraw Hill Acquires Kidaptive, an Adaptive and Personalized Learning Company

eSchool News

an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Smith, who joined the company in November 2020. McGraw Hill today announced that it has acquired Kidaptive, Inc.,

How to ensure home broadband access for every student

eSchool News

When the coronavirus pandemic forced students into remote learning this past spring, many telecommunications companies stepped up to offer free or deeply discounted home broadband access to families who couldn’t afford it.

Savvas Learning Company’s enVision Mathematics Honored with Gold Stevie Award

eSchool News

We are so pleased that enVision Mathematics has won this prestigious award,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY. To learn more, visit Savvas Learning Company.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. Sean Oakes, the founder of Backpack Interactive, a design company that focuses on educational technology, said if developers test their products at all, they generally do so remotely, gaining insights into the user experience by watching screen captures of students using their products or by simply soliciting survey responses.

The Top 7 InsurTech Companies in Asia – 2021

AsiaTechDaily

Here are the top 7 InsurTech companies in Asia to watch out for in 2021 in no specific order. The platform gives employees access to personalized lifestyle and health offerings. The company was founded in 2015 by Cleosent Randing and is funded by many investors.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described. Frankly, most companies develop a product and 508 compliance is an afterthought.

Coachella Valley makes distanced 1:1 device access a top pandemic priority

eSchool News

Aging devices that are slow and cannot access current software can have a negative impact on learning. Oliveros brought Second Life Mac’s unique Touchless-trade-in program to the valley and worked with the company to plan this massive technology transfer.

The LegalTech Club – CodeLex – A LegalTech Company Focused On Augmentation, Enhancement And Streamlining Of Legal Practice

AsiaTechDaily

Register As the demand for Legaltech increases across the world, companies which specialize in developing LegalTech has also come into prominence. CodeLex -About The Company. It gives them access to precedent documents and other legal works uploaded by other lawyers.