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

Edsurge

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.

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides! Create a low-cost, printed yearbook with Google Slides by Jennifer Scott [Blog Post].

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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.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. So some of my favorites are obviously Google Classroom — I mean, when Google came out with Classroom, they really knocked it out of the park. Right now a class in Belgium — we are preparing them to have a Google hangout with them.

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

Companies want it to learn about their customers. Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Everyone wants data. Schools want it to track student performance.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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

Marketplace K-12

Google has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons. 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 STEM

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. And the one thing that Flipsnack cannot do it … it cannot be worked on simultaneously like Google docs where two students can work on it at once.

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. Edtech developers should take note. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”. in Google’s announcement. Original Article Source: [link].

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Lim will lean on Google’s experts to refine that system.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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?

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network. I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Help! This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (What Does That Mean? What Should I Ask?)

Edsurge

Like with many other edtech tools, you will want to evaluate the product by having someone you trust (yourself or a colleague) test the product, looking not so much for errors as for general utility and value. Certain AI-powered edtech tools can be limited in that they only work with a narrow set of curriculum materials, prompts or questions. Most successful AI companies leverage their users to label data, often unconsciously through the user experience.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Drive [link]. Google Calendar [link]. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post and podcast episode” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

Edsurge

Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Building Up Values For some companies, mission statements only live on a web page. But if you ask Whitehead, what’s more important is for a company to go beyond just determining and posting its goals and values.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). EdTech News News news

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

Edsurge

Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, and education companies are not immune to criticisms either. However, drawing that line may be difficult as education technology companies increasingly hire researchers to analyze data on product usage to drive further improvements—thus blurring the lines between research and commercial data collection.

Google for Education Selects Frontier for “Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks” Program

eSpark

eSpark Learning is proud to announce that Frontier has been selected for Google for Education’s " Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks " program. Google for Education is empowering classrooms across the country to explore the online world with safety and confidence. We're thrilled to be selected by Google for this exciting partnership,” says David Vinca, Founder and CEO of eSpark Learning. This is the third content bundle that Google for Education has launched to date.

?Learning Equality Scores $5M From Google To Bring Edtech Offline

Edsurge

Content can also be transferred via USB) In addition to financial support, Google will also provide grantees with expertise and technical support. For Kolibri, which is slated to go live summer 2017, Google engineers will spend four weeks working with Learning Equality’s product team on tasks such as UX/UI, content integration and video compression.The company will offer guidance around marketing and internal training strategies.

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated post that answers the most frequently asked questions. Google Certification Courses. Google Certified Trainer.

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Getting acquired by the likes of Apple, Google and other “Big Tech” firms is often the dream of entrepreneurs (and their investors). Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. According to The Baltimore Sun , the company claimed users in roughly 10,000 schools as of October 2017. This marks just the second “edtech” acquisition by Google in its history.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). They all agreed on one thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). EdTech News News news

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What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded.

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In the News: On Conflicts of Interest in EdTech

Doug Levin

Unlike industry influence in medicine, however, the phenomenon of company-affiliated teachers has received little scrutiny. Twitter alone is rife with educators broadcasting their company-bestowed titles. “If If medical experts started saying, ‘I’m a Google Certified Doctor’ or ‘I’m a Pfizer Distinguished Nurse,’ people would be up in arms,” said Douglas A. Levin, president of EdTech Strategies, a consulting firm. As quoted in: Singer, Natasha.

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In the News: On Conflicts of Interest in EdTech

Doug Levin

Unlike industry influence in medicine, however, the phenomenon of company-affiliated teachers has received little scrutiny. Twitter alone is rife with educators broadcasting their company-bestowed titles. “If If medical experts started saying, ‘I’m a Google Certified Doctor’ or ‘I’m a Pfizer Distinguished Nurse,’ people would be up in arms,” said Douglas A. Levin, president of EdTech Strategies, a consulting firm. As quoted in: Singer, Natasha.

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

Edsurge

Ashley told the student to try Google Chrome, and the student was able to resolve the issue and hop into the session. 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. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

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Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

While you could do them in non-Google Tools (I guess) typically they are Google tools. I love using them in Google Docs and Google Slides. Office 365 At my school we’re a Google school and Office 365 school.

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What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos

Edsurge

Elizabeth Holmes pitched GV (formerly Google Ventures) and several others. The tight networks of specialized experts behind other top biotech companies had opted out. The once high flying company will have to do some major retrenchment to survive. When we fail in biotech or edtech, we risk that people could be harmed and children might be robbed of their education and future opportunities. edtech startups don’t make money.

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Collaboration between companies + school district = Connected educators

The Innovative Educator

Are you gaga over Google? Wouldn’t it be great to have a direct connection to the people who work at the companies of the very resources you are using for teaching and learning? edtech Google in Education Do you think Microsoft is magnificent? Do you excel at using Edmodo? Do you think PBS is the perfect platform for digital media content? Wouldn’t it be great to find others in your district using the same tools as you?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition). EdTech News News news

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. edtech investor, including. Based Company.