What Exercising 6000 Miles Taught Us About Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Habits

Education Elements

Since we are in the business of building strong responsive habits in schools and districts, we practice habit-building through company-wide monthly challenges. I released my body weight and fell to the ground.

Exercising with Anker’s Wireless Soundbuds


I still haven’t upgraded my phone since the company made this change, in part for these reasons, but I have since found a pair of affordable, wireless headphones I can recommend for users of any phone, particularly for use while exercising.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. APPLETON, Wisc.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

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


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.

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum


For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings.

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners


Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. We have always worked with corporations and companies, it’s part of the DNA here at MIT in terms of our research and innovation,” says Piloto.


Grill That Edtech Company With These 6 Questions Before Buying Anything


Companies should be able to demonstrate that the product team effectively integrated real-world experiences into developing systems that match with users' needs and capabilities. Most critically, exercise your power to set high expectations for the quality and utility of technology tools. Education technology providers dangle the promise of transforming classrooms and equipping previously disengaged students with the skills to become lifelong learners.

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A 2015 graduate of Mary Baldwin College with a degree in English with minors in education, coaching & exercise leadership, and history, Amanda went on to receive a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Louisiana State University in 2018.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

It’s to help students develop the habits to be healthy adults over their lifetimes with a commitment to exercise. ’s goal is to help students develop the habits to be healthy adults over their lifetimes with a commitment to exercise.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

Second, not only did I want my learners to gain entrepreneur skills, I wanted them to experience the benefits of starting a company in order to raise money to give to a “cause” also known as a form of social entrepreneurship.

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench


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. But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. According to The Baltimore Sun , the company claimed users in roughly 10,000 schools as of October 2017.

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings


The company had bought the myON digital reading platform that March to beef up their company’s literacy offerings. The company decided in-house improvements took too much time. “We The company is not yet profitable but close to break even, says Freckle CEO Sidharth Kakkar.

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


Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference.

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. The Brooklyn-based company best known for fusing hip hop with educational content in music videos and instructional activities, has been acquired by Nearpod , which helps educators beam digital content to students’ devices.

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VR Isn’t a Novelty: Here’s How to Integrate it Into the Curriculum


While the application of VR to core academics remains nascent, early returns are promising: research now suggests students retain more information and can better synthesize and apply what they have learned after participating in virtual reality exercises. Real Learning With VR Two years ago, I worked with a team of educators to build a virtual learning simulation for a summer camp run by my company.

AltSchool Gets an Alt-Name and New Leadership


This morning, the San Francisco-based company announced a series of “sweeping changes” that includes a new name—Altitude Learning—and new leadership. That vision also attracted plenty of investors who cut the company big checks.

Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup


He left in 2013, a couple years before the company went public.) The company claims it is integrated with many of the most popular learning management systems, and the materials complement the content in most major math textbooks—new or old.

FREE Healthy Lifestyle Program for Schools: fit4Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

MOVE: exercise, play, and physical activity. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

EdNews Daily

Reflective observations, creative conceptualization, and active experimentation with ideas let children exercise their abstract thinking and use it to solve real problems. By Anna Larotska.

K–12 Schools Remain Vulnerable to Email Phishing Attacks

EdTech Magazine

This is not just about the company or the institution being at risk — these practices protect them as individuals,” Grohmann says. Make training realistic: Anti-phishing awareness doesn’t come from a PowerPoint deck — it comes from hands-on, realistic exercises. .

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OPINION: In hip-hop, educators find a bridge to Shakespeare

The Hechinger Report

With the help of his Hip Hop Shakespeare Company , Akala explores the linguistic, social and cultural parallels between hip-hop and Shakespeare. To activate a discussion about hard choices, I customized an exercise I found online years ago.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


Activity suggestion: Google’s Be Internet Awesome: Mind your tone activity is a great exercise for interpreting emotions and practicing critical thinking in online interactions. The media loves sensational tech stories.

To crack the chronic disease epidemic, tap into consumers’ priorities

The Christensen Institute

These might include medication to lower blood pressure and mitigate knee pain, coupled with exercise and healthy eating to promote weight loss. Leading the company’s 5k charity walk team would fit those criteria, so long as the time-commitment was feasible for Sabeena.

Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor


Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. In addition to the funding, Edwin and three other selected companies will have access to advice from Google engineers, and marketing support. After that evaluation, students can complete verbal exercises with Edwin by recording themselves and comparing their pronunciation with examples Edwin provides.

Striking a Balance Between GPA and Grit With Ed Tech Integration

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

From my experience owning a test-prep company, GPA is king and not just for students, whose sense of intellectual worth rises and falls with each letter grade. The inherent issue in forging this transition for any ed-tech company, however, is deep-seated.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation


Frederick County has embraced tools like Hapara Dashboard, Highlights and Workspace, becoming a trusted advisor when the company makes product updates, adds new features or releases new tools.

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

It never makes me feel like I’m not a great teacher because I’ve learned that my role as the MakerSpace teacher is to help my students learn how they learn best, and to put them into situations that reward them for exercising their own learning tools and skills.

ClassDojo Goes ‘Beyond School’ to Launch First Monetization Feature for Parents


The San Francisco-based company may be one of the last venture-backed education technology startups founded at the start of this decade that’s still alive—and growing—without making any revenue. Today, the company finally offered a concrete plan around how it plans to sustain that model: selling a monthly subscription service for parents to use with their children at home. The new parent offering will have several features similar to what the company currently offers schools.

GET MY NEW BOOK: Do What Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

The first thing my company did was send me to “productivity” training. While I picked up some great tips and strategies, my company bought me a planner. I towed the company line and used the planner.

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10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

These companies are hiring now. Assessors score candidate responses to portfolio or assessment center exercises and are trained to look for evidence of a candidate’s practice through the lens of the National Board standards. Summer is here. School is out.

Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

Companies are creating technology-based products specifically for the classroom, and many schools and institutions are requiring students to use tablets or computers for their assignments.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators


So how do companies hire and develop standout talent who may be new to the sector? I always look forward to this final exercise. Knee: A set of case studies about some of the biggest edtech failures, with amazing lessons for current companies.

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Amazing Grace Adkins – my 89 year old learning lab director and the most amazing woman I know

The CoolCatTeacher

I get up at 3:00, ride my exercise bike 10 miles, drive 18 miles to school. But then you have to do your part by eating right, exercising… and read. And you always exercised. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.