Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

Moving forward, innovations in education must embrace the importance of relationships among students, families and communities, and educators, while adapting to meet the unique learning needs of students at home. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

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.

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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. A meeting with an Aon recruiter changed her course.

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.

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. As with all League meetings, district leaders rolled up their sleeves and committed to bringing actionable steps back to their districts to foster genuine curiosity and a love of learning in all students. ” During a keynote address at the meeting, Dr. Freeman A.

The need for academic support is greater than ever. Can peers help meet it?

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, I explored two categories of online peer-to-peer learning tools that could help meet the need for academic support. Students are far more plentiful than teachers and professors, so there’s an opportunity to use their capacity to help meet the need for academic support.

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

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.

Making Art Accessible

The Innovative Educator

I had the opportunity to meet Amanda's students as they were planning an exhibit to be displayed where I work. We discussed some ideas for displaying art in a way that is accessible. As I began speaking, they pulled out their notepads and started taking down ideas about how people with disabilities might access the art they displayed. Ideas for making art more accessible QR Codes QR Codes are a simple way to begin making art accessible.

How This Company Is Helping to Solve Some of Higher Ed’s Thorniest Challenges

Edsurge

Through strategic partnerships with universities, StraighterLine makes degree completion more affordable and accessible for pre-college, at-risk or stopped-out college students. I can get help figuring out my schedule so I can get all this done and meet my goals.”

Savvas Learning Company and WestEd Provide Cutting-Edge Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments

eSchool News

This is especially true during this pandemic, with learning disruptions causing some vulnerable and disadvantaged students to fall further behind than their peers,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. About Savvas Learning Company.

Can ‘Equity-Based Pricing’ Make Edtech Products More Accessible?

Edsurge

based company is planning to apply that principle to make its software license pricing more equitable for schools and districts. Sometimes, discounts are negotiated on an ad hoc basis, determined largely by a district’s relationship with company salespeople.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

GEAR UP NC VR App is a partnership between the UNC System, GEAR UP NC, AdmitHub and SeeBoundless production company. GEAR UP schools are given resources to help their students succeed in classes, ensure that their students graduate and, of course, provide their students access to college information. Besides being an avenue to access information, the GEAR UP VR app is dedicated to connecting students to schools that align with their needs and interests.

To help customers be well, a former weight-loss company thinks beyond the scale

The Christensen Institute

One reason she decided to partner with the wellness company is its focus on community: “I grew up understanding about being active, about being healthy, that was just how I was raised. The theory further reveals that when hiring a potential solution we don’t just consider its performance; we also consider its ability to meet social and emotional needs. Fogg explains, The popular weight loss company understands that today’s consumers don’t just want to shed excess pounds.

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Edsurge

Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

Impact, Meet Inclusion: Zeal Capital Launches $50M Fund for Diverse Edtech Founders

Edsurge

We believe this is a market-backed strategy that allows us to widen our lens and give more founders a fair swing at the plate when it comes to access to capital and mentorship,” says Qadree. Our bet is that these companies will outperform because of their diversity.”

Epson Announces Availability of Classroom and Meeting Room Projectors

eSchool News

The PowerLite ® E20 , X49 , W49 , 118 , 119W , 982W , 992F , and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions.

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The Summer of COVID-19 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Education Companies

Edsurge

For companies that target teachers, this is a good time to do some contingency planning as well—to be ready to assist educators no matter what scenario they find themselves in come fall. Companies that provide this assistance to teachers directly will be rich in prospects.

Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies Launch New Partnership Supporting Equity of Access in Education

eSchool News

NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, have launched an innovative new public-private partnership that supports student learning and builds academic confidence.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

Edsurge

Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs.

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. Bold, half-foot tall letters on one company’s display claimed its software had helped a college bring in more than $1 million in new student revenue and led another to a 53 percent increase in new students. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education. When students have early access to understanding their potential work interests, which can include the culture, climate, and expectations of a role, they have a much better chance of choosing the right career path.

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. Despite these benefits, many districts’ infrastructures do not meet the standards of the Federal Trade Commission’s Principles of Fair Information Practice , which outline best practices to ensure student privacy and protection. Access and Participation: Users have the right to access their data and, if necessary, edit the information. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45.

Indebted to your mentors? One company’s business model tests repaying connections that paid off

The Christensen Institute

The need for mentoring models that both afford scale and support mentor-mentee relationships is what piqued my interest in a new approach: a company called Pelion is trying to source reliable connections to virtual career mentors and tying the outcome of those connections, as measured by the career success of the mentee, to a financing model called income share agreements (ISAs). How is Pelion set up to scale access to mentors otherwise out of reach for job seekers?

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. Recently, SETDA released State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success , which looks at the current state of broadband access and how states are supporting teachers and students. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. In a recent edWebinar , Dr. Larry Fruth, Executive Director and CEO of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, and Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager at CatchOn, discussed head on the challenges school districts face with data access and student privacy.

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

Thursday, September 20, 2018) – The National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company, and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – are teaming up to host a new virtual field trip entitled Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver at 1:00 p.m. During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees.

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy

Edsurge

New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. They may wish to allow students to access their data post-termination.

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CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. During this meeting, Douglas said that the coaches also collaborated on an instructional mission for the teachers in the district. In order to meet this vision, Douglas said Tulare needed to find an option for professional development that was easy for teachers to engage in. Switching to gamified PD through a partnership with game-based learning company Alludo was a no-brainer.

Tomasz Kowalczyk Growth & Innovation Designer/Partner in Rebels Valley- Connecting Technologies With Companies That Need Them!

AsiaTechDaily

In Rebels Valley, Tomasz is responsible for building innovation ecosystems of global corporations and young tech companies. 20 investments into young companies. . What types of companies do you look to invest in? We actively support our portfolio companies – when needed.

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

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

eSchool News

A coalition of industry partners joining forces with Discovery Education to create a culture of STEM education in K-12 schools nationwide, the STEM Careers Coalition empowers educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, fosters equity and access to quality education, and is building the next generation of solution-seekers. million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. The research, published by Journal of the Learning Sciences, demonstrates the benefits of game-based learning for students when compared to students who had no access to such games.