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

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I go back to school August 10, so I’ll so be hitting Staples for their Teacher Appreciation event August 2-9. 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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Remake Learning Days Celebrate Hands-On Learning Through Free Events

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Welcome to Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA), a celebration of nearly 850 hands-on learning events continuing to the end of May on topics relating to arts, making, the outdoors and technology. The types of events vary widely. Education Technology Events Maker and DIY Movemen

4 Major Reasons To Attend Edu Events

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My readers must have already realized how much I prioritize high-quality educational events. Looking back at the long career path I passed as an educator, I must confess I owe much to the large number of educational events I attended. I haven’t always been a host to major events.

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

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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.

Taking You Higher: Don’t Miss These 40+ Higher-Ed Events Happening in 2019-2020

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We’ve compiled a free, downloadable calendar of the can’t-miss events for higher-ed instructors and entrepreneurs. You can also click on the events for a link to their website to find out more. Red events emphasize the business of edtech more than pedagogy.

Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry

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And many fundraising events have a central idea to rally around and inspire donors. This year we adopted our first “rallying cry”… The post Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry appeared first on Market Brief.

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.”

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

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How to stay posted on the latest edtech events. Check out our Events board. They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of more than 50 education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world through June 2018. Events page.

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

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That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

?Up, Out and Away! The 2018 Higher Education Technology Events Calendar

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So we’ve compiled a list of the education technology events for the higher-ed community happening across the world in 2018. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so make sure to check out our events page to keep posted on upcoming events near you.). Some new events have also been added, including the New York Times’ invite-only gathering for higher education leaders, and the Connect Higher Education Summit by LearningHouse. Aw, you left out my favorite event!

Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

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In a statement on its website in May, the ACT said that it is transforming itself from an “assessment company” into “an organization providing learning, measurement, and navigation support to learners.”

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

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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.

Announcing IMMERSION: the most hands-on, info-packed event we’ve ever created for companies

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After March 1, the participation fee for this event will be $400. On April 15, EdSurge is hosting a one-day clinic on building your edtech business, EdSurge IMMERSION. This will be the most hands-on, info-packed session we’ve ever created for edtech entrepreneurs--and we hope you’ll consider joining us. It will take place in San Diego, one day before the ASU-GSV extravaganza. Yes, I realize that’s a Sunday (so sorry!).

These bold Nigerian companies are targeting nonconsumption, and winning

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With an innovative business model that allows customers pay a subscription fee that’s cheaper than their current energy spend, local companies are able to easily adopt Arnergy’s solution.

e::Volution (NYP eLearning event)

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Playware was invited by the Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore to showcase our products and solutions at their e::Volution eLearning event. Playware’s Creative Director Siddharth Jain was also invited to give a talk at the event. It is changing the way companies train their workers. Here are some pictures of the event: Articles Blog News Press & Awards e-learning educational games Games for Learning

2U Stock Tumbles After Online Degree Company Lowers Growth Expectations for 2019

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after the company told investors to expect greater losses than previously expected. On the company’s earnings call Tuesday, 2U CEO Christopher “Chip” Paucek revised its guidance to expect a net loss of between $151.5 Despite all this, the company reported a boost in revenue, with $135.5

Big Names, Brash Claims at SF Edtech Industry Pitch Event

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At an industry-focused education technology event hosted by Cooley, a law firm, in San Francisco this past Wednesday, several dozen entrepreneurs and investors gathered to network, scout for new business opportunities and share a mix of practical and questionable wisdom. Companies are focusing on how to assess the skills of their existing workforce, and what they can do to reskill their employees. Education Technology Events Community

How to Win Jobs and Influence Recruiters: Preparing for a Networking Event

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So, let’s take it, step-by-step, to make sure you’re ready to shine at your next edtech networking event. Learn which companies will be present at the event you’re attending. Where possible, look for overlaps between your personal philosophies and each company’s stated mission, and think of ways to highlight the intersection of ideals. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. Education Technology Events Community

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

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College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

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. With that in mind: Be prepared to share a company policy on PII retention and destruction, and have one ready.

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?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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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. PioNears are educators and edtech leaders who represent Nearpod at conferences, trainings and other events across the country.

When Is It Okay for Public School Officials to Attend Tech-Funded Events?

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So these days, companies, nonprofits and researchers make working closely with teachers and administrators as one of their main priorities. The cost of these trips, according to the Times, totaled more than $33,000 with at least $13,000 of Dance’s flight, lodging, meals and other fees covered by organizations sponsored by tech companies. The article compared Dance’s interactions with tech companies to the pharmaceutical industry’s courting of physicians for product promotion.

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

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For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. And what’s more, there was some good news for Microsoft and its competitors in the education space—75 percent of parents said they believed big tech companies should be helping schools build kids’ digital skills.

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This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

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a New York hub for ed tech innovation, to bring education industry insiders, investors, and mid- and large-scale education companies together with education startups at the Education Business Forum (EBF) on November 27 and 28 in New York. October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

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Gupta says she normally gets her reading materials from either Amazon or from a used book event at the end of the year, where students sell their books to students who’ll be taking the classes the next semester. Take Perlego , a UK-based company which gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks. And starting in August 2018, textbook publisher Cengage will let students access all of the company’s digital higher education materials for $119.99

Remind’s Path to Revenue: Processing Payments for School Events

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This week, the chief executive of Remind finally has an answer: Activities, a feature that allows educators and administrators to digitally collect funds and distribute tickets for field trips, fundraisers and events. Teachers sometimes must collect and organize dozens of cash and check payments for field trips and events. This is the first time that the company, which has raised $59.5 The majority of the activities are events, with field trips in second.

Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

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May 24, 2018—The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2018 “Fast 50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive year. Companies that did not show growth from 2016 to 2017 were excluded.

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

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A pair of consultants who run a popular edtech blog plan to start offering events—in hopes of getting people at colleges and companies who don’t usually talk to each other to join forces on innovative teaching efforts. The first event is scheduled to take place from February 28 to March 1 at Stanford University, with a group of about 50 people from colleges and companies who have committed to attend.

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

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Learning.com also offers paid volunteer time off to allow employees to donate time to causes important to them and sponsors fundraising running events to encourage both health and wellness and philanthropy.

Let’s Go Back To School with a Teacher Appreciation Event at #Staples!

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So this is such a great time to share about the cool Staples Teacher Appreciation event happening August 2-9. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Is it time to go Back to School already? Yikes!

TONS of #ISTE17 Pro Tips, Resources, & Events (including #NOTATISTE)!

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Read on for a HUGE collection of ISTE Pro Tips, planning resources, where you can find me at ISTE, other events, after parties, happy hours, meet ups, and even a #NOTATISTE group! Or at the least you've glanced at the Program Guide to pick your sessions and events. FREE ISTE Events!

AES Milan Brims with Student and Career Development Events and Opportunities

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New York, NY — The AES Milan Convention, taking place 23–26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, will offer more ways to listen, learn and connect than ever before with its schedule of Student and Career development events.

NYC ‘Smart Cities’ Event Shows How the Internet of Things Addresses Big Education Issues

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In New York City, 600,000 students use public transportation, and though 400,000 of those students use the public metro system, 200,000 use the school bus system—a complex network of about 50 private school bus companies under contract with the city. But a lack of recycling bins for hundreds of free bottles of water given out at the event was a reminder that the path to solutions discussed at the event—even in the most advanced societies—was still part of a learning process.

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