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

Edsurge

And now that Reach Capital is done fundraising, it will return its focus to evaluating pitches from education entrepreneurs, all vying for a piece of Reach’s new $82 million fund. Investing is humbling because we inevitably miss out on or pass on companies that go on to achieve great success in realizing their mission. based firm has established itself as a familiar name within the education technology industry. Blendspace was purchased by TES. Blendspace (TES Global).

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

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Unfortunately, what may be next is the same as all the other tech industries: an over reliance on the big 5 (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon) Well, what is Imagine K12, and why do they have to do with education? Do I think all of the Imagine K12 companies will fail?

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

Marketplace K-12

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. Previously, educators had to apply to become “Google Pioneers” to access the software. The company has also developed Blendspace, a software product which helps teachers create and market digital lesson plans.

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

The Hechinger Report

As more than 900 entrepreneurs and educators converge in San Francisco this week, some will talk academic standards, literacy and charter schools. 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. Not that there isn’t plenty of discussion about education: at ASU/GSV, there was a spotlight on “The American Dream.’’.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For this reason, many educational standards, including the Common Core, emphasize the importance of being able to read, write, and interact across a range of media, platforms, and tools. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The theme of this three-day online and free conference, February 26 - 28 in Australia/New Zealand time zones, is "Connected Educators Shine on the World Stage." Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.