The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft


With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

Portal Looks to Help Districts Comparison Shop for Ed-Tech Devices

Marketplace K-12

The Learning Accelerator has worked with between 25-30 companies to create the "pricing database.'. Ed-tech Online Learning Procurement mobile devices digitaleducation edtech hardware learningaccelerator procurement

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

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The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

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Learning with 'e's

In this post, we explore the work of Leon Festinger , namely social comparison theory. This is social comparison, and influences the way we behave and think, the clothes we wear and even the way we speak. 1954) A theory of social comparison processes.

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

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A comparison of majority-race children with and without a minority-race friend. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

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I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. Google+ is Google''s social network. It''s easy to use and has more features than other social networks. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+.

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: IguanaFix

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In the six years since the company’s launch, the IguanaFix platform has raised over $20 million, generated more than $25 million in revenues, and attracted more than 20,000 contractors who now enjoy the benefits that formal work offers.

Want to bridge ed and tech? Here are 4 partnership elements to consider

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But how can both parties ensure that the connection is more effective, becoming less of a marketing mechanism for companies and more of a lever for improving student achievement and increasing teacher capacity ? times as much math in comparison to similar students across the nation.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?


In this context cyberbullying may appear to pale by comparison. There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent.

Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne Signs Ascent CEO Promise


This is the latest in an ongoing effort from Future to create a diverse and inclusive meritocracy, in order to foster a thriving, supportive company culture.

What if teachers could no longer give B-minuses?

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As Jason Fried, CEO and cofounder of Basecamp , the project management and team communication software company, said on the Tim Ferriss podcast : “The thing that is not taught in schools is iteration. In other words, there are lots of ways to still compare where comparison is important.

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

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In comparison, nearly 10,000 Math teachers graduated that year—and another 12,000 Science teachers). Technology companies could work with schools and districts to develop CS curricula that teaches students relevant CS skills. Tech companies can disseminate these courses online to reach broader audiences. This guest blog was written by Maxwell Bigman, a former high school Computer Science teacher.

What’s in a Word? Mrs. Wordsmith Raises $11 Million to Become the ‘Pixar of Literacy.’


The company also uses machine-learning technology to create a semantic map that labels and organizes the words based on their topical and root relationships. So far the company has taken a tried-and-true, perhaps even old-school approach: offering an illustrated print dictionary, vocabulary cards and workbooks. Fenichell only shared that the company “was profitable, until I decided to expand our team.” Currently, 85 percent of the company’s revenues come from the U.S.

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint


Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 The company claims users in more than 14,000 U.S. Located just a dozen miles from one another, the two companies have been product integration partners since 2016. Further product integrations between the two companies are on the roadmap.

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Microsoft’s Big Bett Updates: Free VR Curriculum and Using a Pencil as a Stylus


More than 600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees are expected to descend on London this week for the annual Bett show , where some companies come with a barrage of updates befitting one of the biggest education technology trade shows in the world. But there’s a method to the all new devices, features and curriculum updates, say company officials: to reinforce Microsoft’s position in the education market with tools that make learning more affordable and accessible.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


education technology companies raised $1.45 And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. edtech industry matures, companies with demonstrable revenue growth are distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack and attracting bigger funders higher up the investment ladder. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

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I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

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And indeed, according to my calculations too, the amount of money invested in education technology companies is up from this time last year and up from this time in 2015 as well. So far this year, there have been 95 investments in ed-tech companies, totaling $1.8

For the College Student: Campus Book Rentals


I recently was contacted by a company called Campus Book Rentals. The fact that the name of the company doesn''t leave much to the imagination does not mean that it isn''t well imagined.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.


In comparison with a traditional classroom-based learning, a blended learning offers a teacher much more flexibility and shifts a teacher-centered classroom toward the student-centered one.

Are You Ready To Teach Online From Home Across Cultures?

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I have been with the company since November 2016. This comparison would be relatable to college courses-when we had to complete our practicums and student teaching. Teaching online from home.

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?


Data may also be self-reported by teachers and students on surveys developed by companies including Panorama Education or simply Google Forms. Companies design products with specific use cases in mind. Correlational: Comparisons of users (variable) and non-users (control). Causal: More rigorous than correlational; this is an apples-to-apples comparison that ensures that students in the control and variable groups have similar backgrounds and characteristics. “A

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

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Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. Before long, LPS 9th graders were making math achievement gains that were close to triple the growth norm of a nationally representative comparison group, as measured by NWEA MAP assessments.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

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I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. We worked with a company, Bretford, at the time, they donated a little bit of furniture.

To Reach the Unreachable Star #MondayMotivation with Kim Clayton

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I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise


EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. Last summer, the company held its retreat at a Native American reservation in Montana, where a team had been introducing its financial education offerings. based education technology company, second only to Bertelsmann’s $230 million investment in HotChalk in 2015. Making this model work, Wincup says, is one of the company’s “trade

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

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Todd: My wife thinks she has a problem with it, but I just say, “Compare this, what you’re doing now as a teacher, and how much complexity there is and what you’re doing, compared to what you were doing when you were 22, and there’s no comparison.”

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3 innovative tips for tackling school culture

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On the heels of a series of PR nightmares facing Uber’s executives, headlines and speculation about what’s next for the company abound. Some investors have continued to defend the company’s evidently toxic culture, suggesting that once successful entrepreneurs have built a successful product or service, they then can afford to worry about factors like company norms. Others, like Freda Kapor Klein have been less willing to let the company off the hook.

The Ford Model T: America was once an emerging market

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For comparison, per capita income in Botswana, a country in Southern Africa, is around $6,000. One would expect that Ford would have had investors lining up to invest in his automobile start-up company. The United States in the 1900s resembled some emerging markets today.

How AI and Eye Tracking Could Soon Help Schools Screen for Dyslexia


Today’s methods are quite cumbersome,” explains Frederik Wetterhall, the CEO and co-founder of Lexplore , a company that has devised a dyslexia screening tool that pairs eye tracking cameras with AI and algorithms. Wetterhall’s company opts for a different approach, screening every student using computers and eye tracking cameras in an effort to find the few that might have dyslexic tendencies.

Exploring news visually


The application uses Watson’s AlchemyData News API and allows searchers to explore real-time news stories by identifying topics, people, companies, organizations, and locations in their content through a variety of visualizations. News junkie alert!

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

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What do you think about that comparison? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Swarming the Classroom


Dr. Rosenberg’s comparison is fascinating. What’s even more amazing is how we can use this comparison for a classroom environment (see Table 2). Rosenberg – Schwandt “Brain of Brains” classroom comparison. Norton & Company, 2012). [2]

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

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Hilliard spotted a 7 percent increase in GED testing after the 2008 recession, but it had already receded by 2012, the year Hilliard used as his base year for comparison. The final comparison year, 2016, is two years after the 2014 change, giving some time for the transition.

Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

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In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. Singer’s latest piece highlights edtech companies that work closely with teachers, particularly as brand ambassadors. But companies and educators working together closely need not necessarily spell trouble. Close partnerships between edtech companies and educators need not necessarily spell trouble Click To Tweet.

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Struggling College-Pathway Provider Quad Learning Pivots and Sells


An experiment to create an inexpensive pathway for students to attend prestigious, four-year universities ended up costing one company a lot of money. Quad Learning , a company based in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 2012, the company had received more than $40 million in funding; about $35 million of it was raised as equity capital, and the rest in the form of convertible debt. The tuition revenue was split 50-50 between the community college and the company.

The dark side of education research: widespread bias

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The first is that a company is unlikely to publish unfavorable results. The comparison control group, of course, kept the low achieving readers and their low scores, making the intervention look more successful.

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Pear Deck Raises $4M to Jazz Up Digital Presentations in the Classroom


The impetus behind the company can be traced to the frustrations that two of Pear Deck’s co-founders—all former classroom teachers—encountered while trying to keep their students engaged. Just the fact of trying to keep tabs on 15 students everyday and see whether they were stuck—that was an enormous task,” Michal Eynon-Lynch, the company’s chief educator and operating officer, said in an interview.

The 32 million disruptive adult learning opportunity

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As Vinod Lobo, CEO of Learning Upgrade, a company that serves the adult learning market with online courses, says in the report: The best part of the adult learning market right now is a lack of a leading company.

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“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

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When administrators in Ohio’s Mentor Public Schools were buying MacBooks during the 2015-16 school year, the local Best Buy was offering a lower price than Apple, even after the company’s standard discount for school districts. For some hardware, districts can comparison shop.