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.

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. I am also an Attorney and have a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology.

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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.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Bruce Reicher – Bio as Submitted Bruce Reicher has been a technology teacher for over 25 years. 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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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology.

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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. But he uses far more than technology to engage students.

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When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

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In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

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

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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

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

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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.

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak

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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.

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

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He also provided some details on the company’s journey and how new technologies play a role in their success. It included a number of students who were lifelong learners—people who were coming back to college—and some were not very good at technology.

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. Blockchain Technology. 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020.

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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.

Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Technology, Knowledge and Learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(2), 1-3. Nicol is the outgoing co-chair for ISTE’s Digital Equity Network, and she is the past chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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

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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.

Why Tech Companies View the Job Search As Big Business

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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.

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

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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. It’s likely they were priced out of university, not encouraged to consider technology careers, or they encountered real or unconscious bias during the application stages. This is an education technology problem. But remember why you’re in edtech in the first place.

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

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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 Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. 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. 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.

Pandemic Pivots: Edtech Edition

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In education, the shuttering of campuses and classrooms has been a windfall for purely digital companies—some of which are attracting plenty of private capital. Substitute teacher services company Swing Education is creating private homeschools.

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Could This Montessori Learning Company Be the Airbnb of Education?

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EdSurge: What’s your vision for Higher Ground, and how is technology helping you get there? Guidepost Magnificent Miles (Credit: Higher Ground Education)Ray Girn What role does technology play in your growth, particularly right now? In many ways, technology is what facilitates that.

Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

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Companies offering proctoring tools that monitor students as they take online exams are now being watched themselves—by Democratic senators. Proctoring companies say they have seen usage skyrocket this year, although this has been accompanied by growing outcry.

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.”

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. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science?

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19. Listen to the Stacey Roshan talk about 7 edtech trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. 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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Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

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Four-and-a-half years after Amazon first released Alexa, its voice-activated virtual assistant, the technology is finding its footing in education. 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.

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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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful? We try not to make our blog “all about us”; our readers visit NEO Blog for objective insight into the challenges, trends and future of EdTech, not blatant self-promotion.

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Coursera Is Now a Public Company. What Does That Mean For Higher Education?

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Coursera’s founders and CEO rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange today, as the online-learning company became a rare edtech enterprise to go public. Of course, the money the company is raising is very real—nearly $520 million.

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy

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New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Education Technology Edtech Business Data Privacy

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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.

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 [.].

BairesDev Recognized by EdTech Digest at the 2021 EdTech Awards

eSchool News

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BairesDev, the leading software outsourcing and technology solutions company from San Francisco, was recently recognized by EdTech Digest for its commitment and contributions to education technology.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

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Of all the education technology startups that could go public next, there’s one that’s likely not on your radar: Busuu , a London-based developer of a language-learning platform. Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. The company has raised $4.4

Help Us Help You: How Schools Can Give Useful Feedback to Edtech Companies

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But around this time, something happens that instructional technology administrators are familiar with. This is an all-too-common scenario for those who support schools in their technology implementations. Over the years, I have taken what teachers have requested and sent a ton of feedback to companies. But I was curious: What do the companies do with that feedback? Edtech developers take feedback from schools seriously.