Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

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Investing is humbling because we inevitably miss out on or pass on companies that go on to achieve great success in realizing their mission. It brought over the companies from the Seed Fund into its portfolio as well, and re-invested in 14 of them.) Since then, Reach’s focus has broadened, investing in early-stage companies building tools to support early-childhood education, postsecondary institutions and adult professional development. Blendspace was purchased by TES.

Google, Major Teacher Network Partner to Share Digital Resources, Lessons

Marketplace K-12

The company has also developed Blendspace, a software product which helps teachers create and market digital lesson plans. There is no shortage of things we can do with a company like Google,” he said. A major online marketplace for free and fee-based teaching resources, which also serves as a network for millions of educators globally, has announced a partnership that will bring Google’s educational resources aboard its website.

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Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

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They can also learn about new start-ups, games and ventures with names like BetterLesson , Blendspace , Edthena , Educreations , Hapara , Nearpod , Zaption , eSpark and LearnZillion , all eager to demonstrate. As more than 900 entrepreneurs and educators converge in San Francisco this week, some will talk academic standards, literacy and charter schools.

We Might Be at the End of the Free Ed Tech Era

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Their success rate of companies is incredibly high as they helped start Class Dojo, Plickers, Remind, Padlet, Blendspace, Educreations, and a WHOLE host of others. A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program ] Many teachers look at companies that come with a free product and think, “This is AMAZING!”, but what many of them don’t consider is that the company will eventually need revenue to continue to exist. Do I think all of the Imagine K12 companies will fail?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This webinar will address how edtech tools like Blendspace and TES can: Help you and your students become more transliterate; Foster inquiry based learning; Support standards-aligned approaches to 21st century learning. During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This webinar will address how edtech tools like Blendspace and TES can: Help you and your students become more transliterate; Foster inquiry based learning; Support standards-aligned approaches to 21st century learning. During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.