COMPANIES TO WATCH FOR 2019

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

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.

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

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

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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.”

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

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MobyMax, the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S., was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S.,

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

Edsurge

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.

How Do Edtech Developers Use Research?

Digital Promise

Though many edtech companies claim their products are research-based and effective, some educators say they have trouble believing these claims when targeted students and school contexts are ambiguous. Educators should demand edtech companies to incorporate research into their products.

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9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

TeacherCast

I believe in the power of play in education and the last few years spent teaching tech in grades K-5 have really cemented the belief that there are at least 9 app features that should be considered before it enters the classroom environment.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

The Really Useful #EdTech Book. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. ” The post What’s in Your Edtech Bag?

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

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The company works with more than 2,500 school districts and serves five million students from 21 countries around the world.

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

TeacherCast

” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year. Do you know edtech companies that didn’t make this list?

EdTech Sales Tip – Work Your Network

EdTech Authority

[Transcription] In the world of EdTech, why is it so important to work your network? Understanding the importance of working your [ ] The post EdTech Sales Tip – Work Your Network appeared first on EdTech Authority. EdTech Companies Network Selling To SchoolsWorking your network is critical to the success and leading to sales. You never know whom you're going to come across that might be an influencer in a district or actually a decision maker.

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

Edsurge

When edtech entrepreneurs design and develop their products, high-quality research is not always at the top of their minds. After all, it takes extra time, money and effort for edtech developers to use research as they design and develop their products. As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.”

What happens when your favorite edtech company goes from free to premium overnight? | @FlippityNet

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome Steve Fortna, educator and creator of Flippity.net on the program to discuss the recent outcry from educators who recently learned that their favorite edtech tool decided to introduce a paid platform for their application.

Company and District Partnership: The Secret Sauce to a Successful Edtech Implementation

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Edtech is only effective when it is implemented with fidelity, and to implement with fidelity requires that user-centered design doesn’t stop with your product. So how do districts find technology companies that are most likely to help them succeed?

Selling EdTech To Schools – Know Your Value Proposition

EdTech Authority

I'm Will McCoy, CEO EdTech Authority, where we bridge the technology for schools. When thinking about your value proposition, what are you [ ] The post Selling EdTech To Schools – Know Your Value Proposition appeared first on EdTech Authority. EdTech Companies EdTech Elevator Pitch Selling To Schools Value Proposition[Transcription] What are you bringing to school today? Did you remember your elevator pitch?

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Bethany regularly blogs at Teaching with Technology ( [link] ) where she shares resources, ideas, edtech tools, tips, and tricks, as well as reflections from her blended/flipped/gamified high school Social Studies classroom.

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What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. There is a concern that data is now a strategic resource, and that acquiring companies for their large data sets could be a means by which China could undermine the strategic influence of the United States. companies seeking to expand overseas. edtech startups,” Carter explains. “I

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process

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The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. So what is it like—and what does it take—to sell a company? She started Ranku, which helped colleges and universities market their online programs, in 2013 and sold the company to academic publisher, Wiley in 2016. She and her fellow panelists all also agreed on another thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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No matter the product, edtech entrepreneurs share one bottom-line goal: sell their stuff. An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. 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.

Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

Marketplace K-12

The post Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 career technical education Curriculum / Digital Curriculum edtech Google maker spaces Makerspace/Making STEMGoogle has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Have you seen some other edtech tools besides Minecraft that can have this kind of social emotional impact? 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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The Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

That is why I call the CUE Rock Star Camp the Top Gun of EdTech conferences. We spent a lot of time together meeting edtech start up companies like Drawp , Studyblue , and Remind 101. She is doing amazing things in Langley teaching a 3/4 split as well as being an edtech coach.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

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We asked community college administrators around the country what they think edtech CEOs and entrepreneurs should work on next. There’re a lot of edtech ideas and innovations out there, but little directly aimed at solving problems faced specifically by community colleges. So many edtech products are designed for the K-12 market, but we are a college; the needs aren't necessarily portable,” remarks Frederick Teti, educational technology chair at.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

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The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? The company] has continued to grow.

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice

Edsurge

So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. But what goes into building a game-based learning startup—or any edtech startup? Finding a (Sustainable) Business Model Grant Hosford, the co-founder and CEO of codeSpark, an app that teaches kids, ages 5- to 10- years old how to code, advised the audience that you can make some choices for your company that appear good at first and even midway through.

Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. Many actors in edtech or philanthropy have noble aims and laudable results, as do teachers attempting to bring technology into their classrooms.

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Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies

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Among the companies affected is Amplify , a New York City-based education technology company. The attack compromised personal information for anyone employed by Amplify during 2016, but not customers, including schools and students, the company reports. In a memo sent to its employees earlier this month, the company said it first learned about the phishing attack on Feb. Edtech companies are not the only ones impacted.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

For instance, it is filled with advertisements and there is no statement about how the advertisers impacted or influenced the study – but we know that they sponsored it, and they are edtech companies and commercial publishers, and therefore not uninterested parties.

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It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp

My Paperless Classroom

Learn why it is vital for edtech companies to have close contact with those who are in the classrooms day in and day out | TeacherCast. The post It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp

My Paperless Classroom

The post It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In August 2015, I was in a training organized by folks at the Washington Education Association, called, “Innovate! Passion and Bravery in Teaching.” I was feeling it. Each presenter got me more excited and thinking about the upcoming school year.

Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company

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Those may be commonly-used metaphors to describe ideal workers at fast-growing tech companies. At a SXSW EDU session about improving recruiting, hiring and cultural practices to support diverse edtech organizations, TeLisa Daughtry, founder of FlyTechnista , says that sort of word choice can feel uncomfortable for women and people of color who don’t associate with those terms. “If But even companies that can’t splash out that kind of money can still make a difference.

5G and Edtech?

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What could this mean for edtech? As part of a $400 million initiative to fund STEM education, the company has announced plans to double the number of in-school programs it supports—from 100 middle schools in September 2018 to 200 middle schools by the end of 2020.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. An EdTech Startup that Actually Gets It. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). As I’ve written about previously, somewhat ironically the EdTech industry is so focused on content delivery and assessment that we rarely see technology tools designed to connect students to peers, mentors, or industry experts. Moreover, companies increasingly leverage technology to enhance employee mentoring programs.

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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. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. 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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