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

ProfHacker

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.

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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.

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. The company is still shy of the $100 million revenue threshold commonly associated with IPO-ready companies. The company reached 25 million users by 2012 and 55 million users three years later.

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

Edsurge

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.

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Grill That Edtech Company With These 6 Questions Before Buying Anything

Edsurge

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.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” Games, Karaoke, Dancing, Exercise, Celebrations, Watch Parties Netflixparty.com Bit.ly/quarantinegamessorted

Taking the classroom into the world with VR and AR

eSchool News

This belief caused me to start The Glimpse Group , a diversified VR and AR platform company made up of 9 unique software and services subsidiaries. Generation Z (people born from mid-1990s to 2010s) and Generation Alpha (those born between 2010s and mid-2020s) grew up surrounded by technology.

Paper vs. Screens by Christine McDonnell, CEO at Codelicious

Teacher Reboot Camp

Unplugged activities introduce students to programming through exercises that can be done offline. For more mature students, educators can create connections with advanced concepts through role-playing, analogies, and other visual exercises.

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.

Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin

Edsurge

MyBuddy, an artificial intelligence-powered English tutoring app, features a friendly robot that guides children through speaking exercises. They’re so cozy, in fact, that the two companies have merged, and MyBuddy.ai

Blending Art and Algorithms, Desmos Sets Out to Reimagine Math Curriculum

Edsurge

It’s been impressive to see students create true masterpieces,” says Suzanne von Oy, a graphing specialist at Desmos, the company that organized the contest. The company remains best known for its interactive graphing tool that works on popular web browsers and devices.

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

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.

Keeps kids engaged with free one-a-day brainteasers

eSchool News

MindAntix, a learning company that provides all students with the opportunity to build creativity and problem-solving skills, announced it is releasing a weekly set of free brainteaser activities to support at-home learning.

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

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.

Traffic Is Booming for Online Education Providers. But So Are Costs.

Edsurge

As schools and colleges shutter across the world, Khan Academy has seen unprecedented web traffic to its online instructional videos and exercises. Dozens of other educational companies have also seen a spike in usage. Companies with an international footprint felt the sting earlier.

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

Edsurge

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.

Exploring new ideas and skills in the summer

Neo LMS

There are daily live-streamed courses being offered by Cosmourse, a London based company. JCAL is offering a lot of great choices for students and adults looking to learn about a variety of dance and exercise styles.

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

Edsurge

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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AltSchool Gets an Alt-Name and New Leadership

Edsurge

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.

Could Minecraft disrupt traditional instruction?

The Christensen Institute

In the business world, once disruptive innovations are perceived as competitive by incumbent companies, those companies frequently introduce hybrid innovations.

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Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation

Edsurge

For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. To date, company has raised $138 million. A Duolingo spokesperson says the company expects to break even this year and be cashflow positive in 2020.

Renaissance Learning Acquires Schoolzilla to Marry Assessment and School Data

Edsurge

For her Schoolzilla company to continue to grow, it needed a larger sales division. based company up for acquisition talks. Schoolzilla, the company perhaps best known for its Mosaic dashboard product, has found a new home with Renaissance Learning , a Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.-based

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Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

12 augmented reality apps students can use today

eSchool News

Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education.

5 questions schools should be asking about student screen addiction

eSchool News

They have told us that tech companies have a deep understanding of the mechanisms of screen addiction, and that they use this understanding to make apps super-addictive. Numerous voices have emerged in the last two years to warn us about the effects of digital screen addiction on children.

This app is designed to reduce job burnout—and it’s free for educators

eSchool News

An app that focuses on wellbeing exercises to reduce stress is being offered free. In its promotional materials, the company references a Gallup State of America’s Schools report that found nearly half of all K-12 teachers reported daily stress.

How to use Screencast-O-Matic’s Android Screen Recorder App

EdTechTeam

T he Android screen recorder adds to the company’s multi-device suite of video creation tools making it easy for teachers and students to create videos using Screencast-O-Matic on Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, iOS and Android devices.