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Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

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The 2018 edition will bring together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech startups and almost 35,000 attendees — teachers, school leaders, instructional designers, and all in all curious people — from more than 100 countries. Meet us at Booth F302!

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. The program announced that last year, participants like tutoring app company GotIt! raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. prices on a by-school or company basis.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Now in its 25th Demo Day, the Silicon Valley accelerator has created a machine for turning fledgling ideas into businesses that get investors salivating—and writing checks. Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. YC Demo Day 1 has begun @ycombinator #ycdemoday pic.twitter.com/YOem8vP3oG. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

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

eSpark

As a White House Champion for Change and the former Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines Public Schools, Jennie Magiera has made it her life’s work to help educators use purposeful technology to meet the needs of every learner. Stop by to demo Frontier and learn what has us so excited. Company Announcements EdTech News

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

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for startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 Demo Day. Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms.

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. Make time for live demos. Where else could you find such diverse and great edtech tools in the same place?

The checklist to choose the right Academic Management System for your academic institution

Linways Technologies

In this first part, we will discuss about the key points that you should keep in mind while choosing an edtech solution or product for your college/academic institution. The edtech assessment checklist. Does the functionality of the system meet or exceed your institution’s needs?

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? Speaking of edtech conferences, The Bett Show is just around the corner.

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

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There were all the usual trappings of a startup demo day. Caffeinated founders paced the lobby in colorful T-shirts splattered with their company logos, polishing their pitches for their on-stage presentation and meetings with potential investors. Outside the Computer History Museum, where its 26th demo day was held, an autonomous tractor drove in circles next to a massive 3D printer assembling an office pod. You won’t find those companies in this batch.

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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Company representatives are anathema to some, yet indispensable partners to others. So what makes a particular product or company more “trustworthy” than others? That was a major question we explored at the EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium in Washington D.C. Below are a few higher-ed perspectives and suggestions on how companies can improve on these relationships. Vendors as a source of edtech information and influence.

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May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name. Try out the student demo.

Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

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The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape. Over the years I have attended dozens of demo days and exhibitions, and slogged through what already feels like a lifetime of pitches in my inbox. Some things were once simpler: Edtech pitches used to concentrate on either the K-12 or higher education market.

Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015

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Come and meet up with the edWeb team at ISTE in Philadelphia next week. At ISTE 2015, Common Sense Education will provide a sneak preview of the latest version of Graphite, designed to help educators learn fundamental edtech teaching skills. Waggle Demo Times at Booth #203.

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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

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The Expo Hall showcased even more edtech tools that are changing and enhancing today’s learning. I attended a demo of the new coding and computer science programs and believe the tool will be an excellent addition to the BrainPOP suite.

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

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Founded in 2015, Quottly currently lists 3 million courses in its database and students can register for courses directly through the company’s platform. Four judges selected Quottly out of 10 early-stage edtech startups that each have raised no more than $2 million. And companies sponsoring employees’ education feel the stress too, causing many to cut back on efforts to pay students through a traditional masters program.

Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

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plus several international editions – Achieve3000 is ensuring both teachers and students have the standards-aligned, grade-appropriate content they need to meet grade-level state standards, perform on high-stakes state assessments, and achieve college and career readiness literacy goals.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies – raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.” So many people predicting this company would disrupt higher ed.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ U of Maryland University College pursues a strategy of spinning off units into stand-alone companies, seeking financial gain for itself and affordable tuition rates for its students.” ” Another (typical) NYT story : “Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises.” Via Techcrunch : “The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1.” The robotics company has raised $36.03

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” Via The New York Times : “ Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump.” Education Politics.