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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. The program announced that last year, participants like tutoring app company GotIt! raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. It’s the eighth startup project for CEO Cy Megnin, who’s raised $500,000 for the company so far.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Now in its 25th Demo Day, the Silicon Valley accelerator has created a machine for turning fledgling ideas into businesses that get investors salivating—and writing checks. Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. YC Demo Day 1 has begun @ycombinator #ycdemoday pic.twitter.com/YOem8vP3oG.

Meet Us at FETC 2016 – Booth 844!

Benchmark Education

This week, Benchmark Education Company will be one of hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference, or FETC. ’ You can find Benchmark Education Company at booth 844, where we will be demo-ing our latest technology as well as our popular digital platform, Benchmark Universe.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Once you have everything in place, there will be times when you want students to play certain apps based upon their needs and the standards that you’re trying to meet.

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Airtame - wireless streaming with enterprise level controls

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They are partnered with many other companies, including Google, Trello, Zoho and more to setup dashboards. Some of the things that make Airtame different than other solutions: [link] Cross platform access. This is a perfect solution especially for large auditoriums or meeting rooms using more than one display screen. For more information or to setup a demo: [link] [link].

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely

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Access wasn't the only problem, explains Rugg. Serendipity struck when Vivi , an Australia-based classroom engagement solution, reached out to Rugg offering a demo.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. Demo: Learn more about Achieve3000 by Requesting a Demo to See Differentiation in Action.

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

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There were all the usual trappings of a startup demo day. Caffeinated founders paced the lobby in colorful T-shirts splattered with their company logos, polishing their pitches for their on-stage presentation and meetings with potential investors. Outside the Computer History Museum, where its 26th demo day was held, an autonomous tractor drove in circles next to a massive 3D printer assembling an office pod. You won’t find those companies in this batch.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

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for startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 Demo Day. Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

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Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. Our goal is to help educators create the type of learning environments that meet their needs, today and into the future.”.

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

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Founded in 2015, Quottly currently lists 3 million courses in its database and students can register for courses directly through the company’s platform. Quottly at LAUNCH Sydney Johnson How Bigger College Costs Could Mean Smaller Degrees Unaffordable and rising tuition costs have prevented many students from accessing a higher education. The university and aerospace company recently partnered to create an MIT certificate program for Boeing employees that lasts 17 weeks.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

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I attended a demo of the new coding and computer science programs and believe the tool will be an excellent addition to the BrainPOP suite. Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve.

Classroom Gaming Should Be Engaging, Tied to Curriculum—and Not Require Teachers to Code

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Many times we find stand-alone games and demos that are hard to link to the standards or to work into the general flow of the class.” Making Games Relevant and Accessible. In addition, they are accessible to students using laptops or tablets in 1:1 or shared device environments. Teachers are also given access to a dashboard with tools to launch, pause, and resume games—as well as view the progress of each student in real time.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Join us at the online meeting room on Zoom ([link] Step 2: We are going to play a Kahoot game to learn some things about Amazon. The moderators of this session represent communities that have been meeting and collaborating online for well over a decade now.

Driving Technology Through Innovation: Peerless-AV’s InfoComm 2018 Showcase

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With over 75 years of audiovisual experience, Peerless-AV’s commitment to the creation of cutting-edge technology has elevated the company to the status of an innovative industry leader.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

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I ran into Neverware ,” says Ojeda, “and saw a demo of an older Dell 640 running Windows 7 and booting up in about 30 to 45 seconds. We’re able to meet the needs of the community,” says Ojeda, “and in a very fiscally-responsible manner.”.

WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

plus several international editions – Achieve3000 is ensuring both teachers and students have the standards-aligned, grade-appropriate content they need to meet grade-level state standards, perform on high-stakes state assessments, and achieve college and career readiness literacy goals.

Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

We developed a suite of demo educational applications (Phonics, Tracing, Literacy and Music), which were designed in accordance with prescribed curriculums. Instant access to student data was a key requirement consistently highlighted through both our primary and secondary research.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

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Wikipedia defines the subscription model as a business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product or service. It offers unlimited access to digital textbooks and course materials for $119.99 REQUEST DEMO READ MORE.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies – raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.” So many people predicting this company would disrupt higher ed.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ U of Maryland University College pursues a strategy of spinning off units into stand-alone companies, seeking financial gain for itself and affordable tuition rates for its students.” ” Another (typical) NYT story : “Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises.” Via Techcrunch : “The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1.” The robotics company has raised $36.03

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” Via The New York Times : “ Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.”

Web 2.0 Tools

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A place where schools have access to the same invaluable technology as businesses and universities -- where innovation is the rule, not the exception. Dropbox Demo Drop Box Using the Magic Pocket: A Dropbox Guide (published by MakeUseOf) - PDF Dropbox loves schools!

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