Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations


That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up.

CUE Conferences in the 1980’s


This article glances back at an important part of CUE’s history – early conferences. By the mid-80’s, CUE held two conferences per year, one in the Bay Area and one in Southern California. Conferences featured two-day programs –on Fridays and Saturdays.

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


Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation. on audio-only phone conferences.)

Ready for Conference Season? Webinar Gives Insider Tips to Companies on Maximizing ROI

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Conferences are a big investment in any education company's budget. The post Ready for Conference Season? Webinar Gives Insider Tips to Companies on Maximizing ROI appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences Webinars

Conference Notes: Mid-Atlantic Conference on #PersonalizedLearning #macpl19 #caolacon19


I am wrapping up my first experience at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning. The panel will include experts from the classroom, central office and a learning company who will discuss their approaches for designing highly impactful digital learning experiences for students.

Upgrade your conference

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So instead of doing what a sane person would do by sticking a beach chair in the sand and soaking up the summer rays, I plugged conference dates into my Google calendar! Take advantage of the national/state chief technology officer (CTO) sessions at all the major conferences.

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice


So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. At the Intentional Play Summit, a conference focused on the intersection of gaming and education in Mountain View, Calif., But all of the sudden, you might find that your company, and the world, is changing—and as a result, you might have to question, or change, those initial decisions. Playing games in the classroom is not a new concept.

K12 Conference Strategy for Ed Companies – Do Your Homework


A digital strategy is not enough for most K12 education companies. If what you would like to do is grow your business with normal cycle sales, you can make that happen with mindful preparation and meaningful connections. EdTech Education

Google Launches Education Conference on Hangouts

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Google is launching an online education conference in May that's focused on innovating with the company's tools in classrooms. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Platform as a Service Software as a Service

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions


That group of colleges, companies and nonprofits is working to build an openly licensed Open Badges platform for digital certificates that professionals and students can use to show they’ve mastered certain skills (either academic or so-called “soft skills,” like collaboration or problem solving). How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? When the U.S.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?


When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. I don’t think that is ethical,” Herrera, now the Senior Director of Strategy and Operations at ProjectEd, told the audience at a recent panel session at the SXSW EDU conference in Austin. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report


More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference. Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve.

21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015


From June 29-July 1 the Educational Technology world will be centered around the ISTE Conference happening in Philadelphia. ” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year.

Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail

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Big players in the K-12 market are looking to partner with companies that help them expand reach and value, according to a panel of experts at the LearnLaunch conference. The post Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 #LearnLaunch2019 Assessment / Testing Business Strategy Mergers and Acquisitions

65 New Products Will Be Introduced in the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference Expo Hall


The National Future of Education Technology Conference® (FETC®) announced 55 exhibiting companies who will introduce a total of 65 new products at the 39th annual event, January 27-30, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

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The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

5 Innovative Conferences For Educators And Entrepreneurs To Attend In 2019

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Did you know that there are almost 100 education conferences every year? Some of these conferences are offered in the States, while others are held around the globe. The SXSW EDU conference brings entrepreneurs and educators together.

LRP Acquires District Administrator, in Merging of School Media Companies

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LRP Conferences, a publisher and conference organizer, announced that it has acquired the editorial and conference company Professional Media Group, LLC. The post LRP Acquires District Administrator, in Merging of School Media Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Conferences Media Mergers and Acquisitions

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences


They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. What sets them apart from purely teacher-focused conferences is that industry players aren’t viewed mainly as vendors who pony up for a sponsorship or exhibit booth. Instead, in nearly every case, they’re primary conference attendees. The last time I took a detailed look at the industry conference landscape for EdSurge was in 2014. ASU GSV. SXSW EDU.

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom


An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom.

IMMERSION: Our Hands-on, Info-Packed Event Just for Edtech Companies


It will take place in San Diego, one day before ASU GSV X Summit—the tenth annual investor conference. Not yet planning to attend that conference? Here’s the plan: MORNING: We’ll get an in-depth look at running an edtech company from startup through growth from the cofounder of Remind, Brett Kopf, and the company's CEO, Brian Grey. On April 7, EdSurge will host a one-day clinic on building your edtech business called EdSurge IMMERSION.

ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference


As we countdown to ISTE 2017 , here’s a few things we’re excited to see, do, and learn about during the conference. Contextualizing learning in the world outside the classroom was a major theme during last year’s conference , and this year’s attendees will be ready to bring more rigor to the authentic learning experiences provided by their district. We’re spending the conference with Google at booth 1718. Company Announcements EdTech News

HoverCam Digital Classroom Solutions at the Spring CUE 2019 National Conference


Company to Demonstrate Classroom Management Software, Digital Podiums, and Document Camera Family

Got Winter Cabin Fever? Sweat It Out At These Higher-Ed Technology Conferences in 2019


We’ve rounded up some of the most widely-attended edtech conferences in the U.S., EdSurge also offers its own annual edtech conference, Fusion , and our one-day entrepreneur workshop, Immersion. The calendar below names more than 50 edtech conferences happening in the U.S. There are a lot of conferences on this list (now 54 to be exact). Green events are oriented around a specific product or company. Know of a conference or event that should be added?

Higher-Ed Edtech Conferences You Need to Know for 2017


Just in time for you to plan your 2017 professional travels, we’ve updated our picks of notable edtech & innovation conferences for higher-ed educators, administrators and companies. Our free conference map includes dates, locations, brief descriptions of why and for whom each conference might be valuable as well as clickable names that link to each conference website. Of course, anyone can attend any conference.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’


The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

20,000 Teachers at the @ISTE Conference catch #FLIPGRIDFever at the @MicrosoftEDU Booth


The big news at the ISTE Conference this year was the announcement that Microsoft acquired the educational video company Flipgrid in a move that had everyone in Chicago buzzing with #FlipgridFever!

At Bett Ed-Tech Show, British Secretary Calls for Companies to Step It Up

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The massive ed-tech conference is playing out in the shadow of political upheaval over Brexit, Britain's uncertain path toward abandoning the European Union. The post At Bett Ed-Tech Show, British Secretary Calls for Companies to Step It Up appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 BETT Conferences International / Global Markets

Chase the Endless Summer With These 50+ Higher-Ed Conferences


Our biannual conference calendar highlights edtech’s most popular higher-ed conferences, including events such as higher-ed nonprofit EDUCAUSE’s national convening and ASU+GSV, one of the largest events for education investors and businesses. We’ve also added new events, suggested by readers, such as this year’s DELTA summit on experiential learning at Dartmouth College or the Emerging Learning Design conference at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Higher ed conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count


There’s nothing quite like a higher education conference. It might be seeing the tech advancements on display every year, from companies large and small. Conferences can be equal parts overwhelming and inspiring. Before you leave home, check to see if your conference has an app.

New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies

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A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations. The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Market Research Product Research

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond


23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. Perhaps one of the few areas of overlap was that three of the four conferences featured the similar talk by Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s education lead, who shared snippets from his team’s latest “Trends Shaping Education” report. One teacher described The Education Show as “a ghost town for companies who can’t afford Bett.” (A

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)


But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. In October, the company and The Ohio State University announced a multi-part collaboration. In 1999 the company and the University of Pittsburgh opened an “Academic Java Center” meant to train and certify students in Java technology.

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added information on the accepted sessions for the second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps

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The post ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences Product Research StartupApp developers who can't find educators to provide feedback on their emerging products will soon be able to find help for that through ISTE.

Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference


Those were all takeaways from the ITHAKA Next Wave 2018 conference, held here last week. Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. Asked about Elsevier’s expansion into data analytics, Chi emphasized that publishing remains central to the company’s business model.