Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

How can edtech shift from a focus on district administrators and classroom educators to better understand families’ needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Provide Transparency About Edtech Products. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

One of the World’s Best-Funded Edtech Companies Is Investing In AI Moonshots. Can It Work?


The Indian edtech giant Byju’s keeps getting bigger , having raised more than $4.5 This month the company made clear its ambitious research agenda: to achieve the science-fiction dream of building next-generation teaching aids with artificial intelligence. K-12 edtech market. “I


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Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge. The Role of Logic Models in Edtech Adoption.

How edtech companies are helping schools navigate an uncertain year

eSchool News

In the middle of the abrupt changes to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, edtech companies offered resources and access to help educators, students, and parents make the best of at-home learning. Here is insight from a select few of those edtech leaders.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Expanding into Early Childhood Is Good for Edtech Companies. Is It Good for Kids?

ED Surge

Instead, the Norway-based company—which counts Disney as an investor —revealed a new suite of digital games, called Kahoot! It’s the latest example of an established K-12 education company moving into the early childhood space.

9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers are looking for easy and helpful resources, and right now with so much going on searching for the best solutions can be overwhelming, and Rachelle is a great resource to tap into for all things EdTech.

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A Proctoring Company Tried to Sue an Edtech Critic. He’s Fighting Back in Court.

ED Surge

The hearing will test what critics of the case say was a suit meant to silence concerns about a controversial edtech service. The videos, which had been posted by the company as “unlisted” on Youtube, described how Proctorio’s software works.

Public Edtech Companies Have Been Rare. These SPACs Will Change That.


Publicly traded education technology companies are rare. as the remaining trio of prominent edtech companies on the U.S. CLAS.U), a special purpose acquisition company headed by CEO Michael Moe, raised $225 million in its IPO. edtech startups raised $2.2

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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EdTech Company ChalkTalk Earns Funding to Help Shape The Future of Teaching

eSchool News

supporting ChalkTalk’s investment in EdTech ecosystem integrations which will expand its product offering from 11th grade ELA & Math all 12-grade levels. ChalkTalk addresses the biggest challenge EdTech is currently facing: educator adoption and engagement.

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak


For instance, education companies that rely on corporate customers may take a hit, as those clients look to cut costs. While COVID-19 hit at the tail end of the first quarter, some publicly traded education companies already reported an impact on their Q1 2020 earnings.

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Savvas Learning Company’s Experience Chemistry Wins Gold Stevie Award, Its Fourth EdTech Industry Honor Since the Product’s Launch

eSchool News

We would like to thank the American Business Awards for honoring Experience Chemistry as an exceptional science learning solution,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY. To learn more, visit Savvas Learning Company.

Best Tips For EdTech Companies Looking To Sell To School Districts

EdTech Authority

[Transcription] Today we're going to talk about education technology companies and the importance of finding your target audience at schools. I'm Will McCoy, where we [ ] The post Best Tips For EdTech Companies Looking To Sell To School Districts appeared first on EdTech Authority. EdTech Companies EdTech IT Dept.

Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Let’s engage kids and use edtech in social studies.

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Edtech Should Be More Evidence-Driven

ED Surge

Over the past decade, global investment in edtech has soared to new heights. The urgent need to educate children at home created by COVID-19 lockdowns turbocharged already existing momentum, and analysts now expect edtech expenditure to reach an eye-watering $300 billion globally this year.

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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. 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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9 Hard-Learned Tips for EdTech Entrepreneurs – Lessons from Mekumi CEO Sarah Jabeen

EdTech Authority

Sarah Jabeen—CEO of Mekumi—shared her best tips for EdTech entrepreneurs in a virtual interview with Ed Tech Authority founder Will McCoy. Her EdTech company, Mekumi, created a platform that’s both an LMS and a content provider for classroom educators.

The Edtech Company Formerly Known as AltSchool Sold Its Tech. So What’s Left?


The company then rebranded to Altitude Learning, which continued to develop the technology, sell it to schools and provide implementation support. As a result, the company signed up new business from districts including Humboldt Unified in Arizona.



What follows is a guide to companies offering a variety of edtech products to K-12

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m the CTO of a tech company and for more than five years I have been busy with teaching programming courses and sharing my expertise with novice specialists. 6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. That’s vital for some organizations and companies to keep the level of the workers.

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How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration


He also provided some details on the company’s journey and how new technologies play a role in their success. Education Technology Technology Trends Student Engagement Edtech Business Teaching & LearningSometimes, a great idea takes an unexpected turn that makes it even better.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market


Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. edtech companies.

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?


If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. And that’s before we even consider that our edtech products should be solving problems for those who really need it—those from underserved, underrepresented communities who are still behind their peers on many measures, including reading and college completion.

How edtech supports teacher work-life balance and wellbeing


One of the greatest lessons I learned as a former educator turned e-learning company leader is that an organization is only as successful as its employees. Why edtech is needed for teacher work-life balance and wellbeing. One of these changes is edtech.

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The Revolutionary Potential for EdTech in Rural Education – Interview with Kemble Hildreth

EdTech Authority

When you picture an EdTech career, do you see a big city office serving urban schools? Kemble Hildreth had a different vision for his company, Live Oak CS. When he spoke with EdTech Authority CEO Will [.].

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. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Could This Montessori Learning Company Be the Airbnb of Education?


Education Technology PK-12 School Models Edtech BusinessMontessori learning has 100 years of refinement and validation behind it.

Powerful Tips for EdTech Team Building – An Interview with Anu Bidani

EdTech Authority

What does it take for an EdTech entrepreneur to build the most effective team we’ve ever seen? Ed Tech Authority founder Will McCoy asked Anu Bidani, CEO of STEM Minds—a certified B Corporation—for her EdTech team building insights.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track


Despite claims that technology is negatively affecting learning schedules, edtech is a valuable tool for students. That’s because edtech solutions, advanced research, practical assessments, and improved communication give them maximum control over their learning.

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Three Edtech Companies Merge to Create an ‘Anthology’ of Higher-Ed Tools


Two private equity firms are combining three education technology assets into a new company—one that its CEO jestingly likens to a “greatest hits album” of software for higher-ed institutions. Leeds retained a minority stake in all three companies.

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning


Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices. Kahoot, a game-based learning company with a trove of millions of educational quizzes, also announced its first Alexa skill this week. Education Technology Events Artificial Intelligence Edtech Business Enterprises

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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Early Edtech Giant PowerSchool Goes Public


Companies like to talk about their journey in raising money and growing over time, and one waypost for such journeys is to reach the ringing bells of a stock-market debut. Tech giant Apple bought the company in 2001. She called the pandemic a “seminal moment” for edtech.

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Families in Search of Edtech Tools: Start Here

Digital Promise

Remote learning is no longer a remote possibility: The number of edtech tools accessed is nearly 90 percent higher since school closures due to the onset of COVID-19, according to a recently published analysis by LearnPlatform. Helping Parents and Caregivers Select Edtech.

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of ed-tech company Listenwise shares insight around finding the right people for K-12 sales and marketing jobs. The post The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy edtech Hiring K-12 Dealmaking k12 Market Strategy Staffing/Hiring Startups

Why Tech Companies View the Job Search As Big Business


Technology companies that have disrupted industries across the country have now set their sights on the labor market. These emerging companies bridge the gap between people and jobs by matching, training, and often literally placing candidates into positions.

Designing EdTech for Long Term Use – A Chat with Alex Huang

EdTech Authority

Can an EdTech product last 5, 10, or 50 years? In a conversation with Alex Huang, VP of School Stream, we talked about what it means to be designing EdTech for long term use. The post Designing EdTech for Long Term Use – A Chat with Alex Huang appeared first on EdTech Authority.