How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

Edsurge

Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Building Up Values For some companies, mission statements only live on a web page. But if you ask Whitehead, what’s more important is for a company to go beyond just determining and posting its goals and values.

Free Google Apps Training Resources

The Electric Educator

Google Apps for Education is quickly becoming a significant force in education. Google recently announced that over 10 million students have gone Google. Google is an engineering company that has created some unbelievably useful products.

Happy Users Become Even Happier Customers

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle case studies are straightforward success stories about our customers. Our talented graphic designer, Tara Skoglund, does an incredible job presenting them so each case study can be skimmed quickly or read in just a few minutes.

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

Neo LMS

To look at these critiques from a real-world perspective, I went hunting for case studies (one of my favorite things to do). Here’s what I found: Google Expeditions AR. As with its quite successful VR Expeditions program, driven by Google Cardboard etc.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

Educational Technology Guy

Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Big companies and organisations have taken note of the hallmark benefits of employees that operate as a freelancers, and some have begun to experiment with a project-based (rather than silo- or pyramid-based) structure.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. After piloting and proving its instructional model, LPS partnered with an edtech company, called Gooru , to create a more robust and scalable technology for facilitating its practices.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Teachers attended workshops on Ozobots , Strawbees , LEGO WeDo 2.0 , and Micro:bit , all tools they could use in makerspaces, and they studied project-based learning strategies as well as new uses for Google applications in their classrooms.

Teachers are managers—so let’s give them the tools to manage

The Christensen Institute

This begs the question: how might teachers borrow from promising management practices in our country’s top companies? The researchers chose their target companies by consulting Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list, case studies from Harvard Business School, and analyst reports.

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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Instead, by establishing an ideal vision of learning in a tech-free world, schools and edtech companies stand to more effortlessly deploy technology in a manner that predictably drives outcomes in the long run. In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous.

To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media

The Hechinger Report

Over the decades, journalism’s power has eroded, buffeted by the rise of the Internet, the wide availability of free content, and the siphoning of advertising dollars by Internet giants Facebook and Google.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics. Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world.

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Schools and Colleges Try Virtual Reality Science Labs. But Can VR Replace a Cadaver?

Edsurge

When Case Western Reserve University launches a new health education campus with the Cleveland Clinic next year, one feature will be conspicuously absent. And a range of companies have recently started offering products to outfit such digital alternatives. Those companies include tech giants as well as smaller players. Google has partnered with science education company Labster to create an online biology degree program with virtual reality labs.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) It revolves around a Montessori-like curriculum and bills itself as a hybrid tech company and education startup. I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

Edsurge

For the past year, the district has been working with ClassLink , a Clifton, NJ-based provider of web- and cloud-based educational products and services, and the company’s namesake SSO platform. Case Study: Clay County School District. The district plans to use it as a hub that automatically connects disparate data sources—including student information systems (SISs) and human resources—to one or multiple directories, such as Microsoft’s AD, Azure/O365, and Google.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) It revolves around a Montessori-like curriculum and bills itself as a hybrid tech company and education startup. I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

The technology belonged to ClassLink , a Clifton, NJ-based provider of web- and cloud-based educational products and services as well as the company’s namesake SSO platform. And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access.

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BETT Latin America

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam México participó con Google For Education junto con otros tres partners, dando talleres, contactando clientes y construyendo una presencia más sólida en el ámbito educativo de nuestro país. Una sesión que tuvo un éxito muy particular, fue la que hicimos junto con la escuela El Tesoro del Saber que está en camino a convertirse en escuela de referencia de Google. El pasado 18 y 19 de octubre tuvo lugar el evento de Bett Latin America en Ciudad de México.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Teq , a Long Island-based educational technology and professional development (PD) company, has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

Do You Have What It Takes to be a Successful Edtech Product Manager?

Edsurge

The product manager (PM) position is a precarious one because the role can vary vastly between companies, depending on their mission, size and model. Depending on the company, the PM position can have a heavy computer science, marketing or design slant, requiring the person filling that position to be highly skilled in one or a combination of those subjects. Companies need PMs who can anticipate outcomes of product adjustments to communicate it to users and the design team.

Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

Edsurge

It’s how Google solved the AlphaGo challenge. Say I’m a teacher, and an edtech company says “my math tool is AI-backed.” You’re better off going to the district and saying: Because you use this product I can do a case study and show an increase in efficiency and less wasted time in the classroom. Don’t doubt it: Machine learning is hot—and getting hotter.

Let’s Get This Right: Teach Programming Hand in Hand With Design

Slate and Tablets

As the founder of a company who takes immense pride in our product design, and who values it more than most ed tech companies do, this cannot be more wrong. This is an interesting case study but is yet another example of irresponsible reporting.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

What will they find when they Google you? You should expect to be Googled before a job interview. The EdSurge Edtech Jobs Board has hundreds of positions at companies, nonprofits and schools. Private Google+ Community .

(Marketing) Virtual Reality in Education: A History

Hack Education

This much is true: augmented reality and virtual reality startups have seen record-setting levels of venture capital in recent years predicated on advancements in the tech (although much of that investment has gone to just a handful of companies, such as Magic Leap ).

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are grateful for companies and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. iEARN is also joined by other major supporters, TES , Google for Education , and VIF International Education. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” ” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 The non-speakers: James Damore, the fired Google engineer, and Lucian Wintrich, a journalist with Gateway Pundit. The literacy software company has raised $14.8 The company, which according to its Crunchbase profile is a “Q&A learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Atlantic : “An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case.” ” “How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study” – Elie Mystal in The New York Times on a partnership between the HBCU Bethune-Cookman and the for-profit Arizona Summit Law School. Via Google’s blog : “ Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex.” The robotics company has raised $36.03 Education Politics.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

Marketplace K-12

The academics highlighted two of the trials, and made a case for EduStar to be used to evaluate K-12 apps, videos, and games using Consumer Reports-like ratings. “We do what Google and Amazon do every day, when they do something called A/B testing,” he said.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: The Google Slide presentation will be made available for viewing after the presentation. We will also discuss the uses of Google Hangouts, Google Forms for gathering information, and wordpress for establishing a web presence for a project.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals. Our sharks were Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle; Jason Jones, a co-editor of the ProfHacker blog and director of educational technology at Trinity College, in Connecticut; and Paul Freedman, founder of Entangled Ventures, an education-technology company.

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