How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. And there’s a FREE DOWNLOAD! Get 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 FREE Download! FREE Download! Want this post in a downloadable PDF?

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Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:47. With the wave of school shootings that have swept the U.S.

Verizon Surcharge Will Affect Other Education Companies—Not Just Remind


A new fee Verizon plans to impose on its business customers has galvanized educators this week to rally around the school messaging service Remind—so much so that the telecoms company agreed to make an exception and waive the impending fee for Remind’s K-12 users. 1, will be passed on to at least a dozen education companies—not just the one getting all the attention. But to pay for it, the company is charging an additional fee to all of its business customers.

Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App


Be a Maker was developed in partnership with everis, an NTT DATA company, and is a part of the organization’s CLOQQ initiative. Be a Maker is currently available for free download in the Apple App Store for iOS devices, and will be available for Android devices later in 2018. Jibo, Inc.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do


Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. I am always looking for better ways for my students to take tests remotely,” says Teti, who currently has students download and print a file, complete it by hand, then scan and send the page when complete.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

PLUS we'll immediately send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 10 websites, 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus


Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

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What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies


Companies want secret formulas for identifying talented job candidates—and weeding out duds. It turns out that that which Web browser a candidate uses to apply correlates to later success for some coding jobs (apparently those who stick with their computer’s default software perform less well on the job than those who download a different browser or add plugins). That means “companies are realizing they need to think about their human capital in a different way.”.

Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?


New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), or freely downloadable and adaptable learning materials. One company, Top Hat, is trying to shift away from that by opening up its marketplace of mostly OER materials to users for free. By removing some existing fees, the company hopes to thread a tricky needle of making OER actually free—while still running a for-profit company.

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Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

I have compiled my Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers into this handy infographic, which you can download below. DOWNLOAD THE PDF INFOGRAPHIC: Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers. Find out what you can before you ever click download!

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Check out the Benchmark Universe Quick Start Guide!

Benchmark Education

To download a copy of this guide, click here. Calling all Benchmark Universe users! We’ve created a Quick Start Guide. While it will come in handy for new BU users especially, seasoned pros will also benefit from its easy reference style and succinct content.

8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Download The Infographic. We also put these tips into an infographic that you can download here (PDF). If you buy them individually and not from a company, be sure and test a single device before purchasing them in bulk.

How to Transform the American High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download the transcript for this episode. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]

The CoolCatTeacher

It is no surprise that with more than 7300 downloads and counting, this episode is the top episode of Season 5. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

But in addition, the thought of downloading hi-def videos in seconds instead of 10 minutes or so and fully untethered VR is very exciting. All opinions are my own, however, there was a donation made to the film program I have at the school by the companies making this video.

Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Once you’ve found the right apps, you have to download them and get them onto the tablets. Perhaps the best thing about it is that there’s only one app to download onto your student devices.

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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired. In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. How Students Get Started with 3D Bear Augmented Reality Design Download the App Go to [link] or your app store to download the 3D Bear Augmented Reality app.

Market Signals for Research-Based Innovations

Digital Promise

Companies are so quick to get a product out to meet what’s current in education that they fail to develop the quality and depth they need. Four product companies supported our iterative learning by participating in user testing: Lexia , ReadWorks , Speak Agent , and Zyrobotics.

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the Thank You Project – Word Document. Download: The Thank You Project (Word File). The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

Her company, PRIVO , works with companies like Disney, as well as school districts. All the big industrial companies from the 20th century have fallen in relative value. The most valuable commodity a company can now own is information. By Charles Sosnik.

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Back to School Savings with #Teacher Appreciation Event at #Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to to download the coupon. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Sponsored by Staples Back to school already? Yes it is!

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Educators: Before you Recharge this Summer, Reflect

Education Elements

Our company is known for having a unique organizational culture. Apps were downloaded. We have eliminated the traditional organizational hierarchy of direct managers; we employ a self-organizing team structure; and if you attended this year’s Personalized Learning Summit, you know we also view trivia and dancing to 80’s music as valuable team-building time. Something that is not as widely known is that we also have internal monthly challenges.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

To get links to all of these sites and information on installing Read&Write, download this handy infographic. Go to to [link] download this free infographic (and learn how to get the Read&Write toolbar while you are there.).

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

As it has been noted, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the creator of Xplorlabs, is a global safety science company. After you download the Teacher Guide, I recommend that you go through the entire unit on your own to prepare. Download the Fire Forensics Teacher Guide and Get Started.

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#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to find all her other incredible sketch notes, you’ll need to buy the book which comes with download links so you can print on paper or poster for your school. Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them. Collaboration underpins the most successful technology companies.

Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Educational Technology Guy

Designs is working on a new motorcycle for a company called Loopster , that has something to do with online video work. Since it''s all online, there is no software to download and you can easily use it on thin clients. Easy to use, free, and easy to download and share videos.

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The race is on for the AI-powered classroom


AI is changing how some edtech companies are approaching the goal of creating intuitive, intelligent teaching bots.

Stop Struggling! Teach English Language Learners with Karaoke!

The CoolCatTeacher

How a blues song unlocked a child struggling to learn English and how it led to the creation of a company. Jon shares the music that started it all and how you can download a free copy of the Constitution song and video with dance moves. An Every Classroom Matters Episode.

Characters Come to Life in the Point and Play Maker Box for Creative Kids!


I always get excited when a company I agree to work with tells me that my product is on the way for my review. A few years ago, I was contacted by another company asking me to review a product that used tangible pieces to interactive with a digital interface.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT 10MT #12 31 Favorite Tools I’m Using Right Now.

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