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.

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.

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.

To help customers be well, a former weight-loss company thinks beyond the scale

The Christensen Institute

One reason she decided to partner with the wellness company is its focus on community: “I grew up understanding about being active, about being healthy, that was just how I was raised. As my colleague Rebecca Fogg wrote in an earlier blog , the wellness company actively looks for ways to enhance its program by addressing all three elements of members’ Jobs to Be Done—functional, emotional, and social.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chegg 171

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Course 158

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.

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.

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.

ChalkTalk Reemerges to Find Scale in Schools—and More Funders


So the CEO of the Boston-based company sat in on classrooms in over 12 schools. Scaling an education technology company has been an ongoing lesson for Arbaji. Now, two years later, he tells EdSurge he’s pursuing a Series A fundraise to expand the company’s footprint beyond over 50 schools that the platform, and grow its team from 17 full-time employees to about 50. The company had raised $3 million in seed funding. The company is currently not profitable.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling


School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

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.

Now With Revenue, ClassDojo Raises $35 Million to Expand to Homes Across the World


But he’s certainly good at raising it—which may seem odd given that the 8-year-old company only recently started generating revenue. It’s a comment that may sound a tad too casual, and perhaps stoke the jealousy and bewilderment of his peers who are trying to raise funds for education companies that actually do need the capital. To date, the San Francisco-based company has raised $65 million in venture funding. Schools with ClassDojo users in 2019, according to the company.

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules


This is a game-changing law that will impact companies in the U.S. Rather, the impact will be felt by all companies that collect personal information of California residents—including those involving minors, which disproportionately impacts K-12 education technology. The law will apply to any company doing business in the Golden State, even if physically located elsewhere. not be subject to discrimination (either in service or price) for exercising their rights under CCPA.

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.

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.

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.

How To 310

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

One favorite exercise I do with them helps make the point that the Forbes article made to CEOs – that we are not very good at multitasking and that deep thinking and deep learning require focus. By Betsy Hill. For good and bad, technology changes our brains.

MasterClass Raises $35M to Expand Celebrity-Led Courses


The company announced it has secured $35 million in a Series C funding round led by IVP. Tuesday’s round brings the company’s total fundraising to $56.4 According to a press announcement, the funds will be used to add more instructors, continue to develop additional courses, and increase company hiring. The classes, which combine video lectures, peer interaction and other interactive exercises, cost $90 a piece. . Who better to learn from than the experts?

News from the Y: The Latest Edtech Startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Class


Among the graduates were a half dozen education technology companies. CareerTu The growing number of Chinese e-commerce companies and their fight for eyeballs has created a business opportunity for Ruiwan Xu and her team at New York-based CareerTu. In 2018, it claimed about 6,000 paying one who altogether brought the company $500,000 in revenue. That’s one of the core philosophies behind his company, Edyst. What’s the latest from the Y?

EdTech 124

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools


The company says it’s making these available to any “teaching-focused institution that grants degrees or certificates,” including non-traditional bootcamp-style coding programs. million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. Here’s the company’s features chart.)

10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Carrier the engineer and founder of the Carrier Corporation, the company many of us use for our air conditioning system. Secret #6: [PHYSICAL] Exercise (preferably outside). You can have a positive mood-enhancing impact after just five minutes of exercise.

How To 429

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.

7 Tips for Better Thanks Living All Year Long

The CoolCatTeacher

Exercise Your Joy Muscle. Sometimes I get upset at myself for this thought, because I like to see problems and difficulties and challenges as an opportunity to exercise my Joy Muscle. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

How To 253

Thunkable Launches Cross-Platform App Maker That Lets Kids Drag, Drop and Build


But Thunkable , a company with roots in MIT, is rolling out a new platform where even kids can build games and safety apps across different devices. Today, the company claims that more than 500,000 users have used the platform to build more than 1 million apps. It recently partnered with Code.org to make its app-building tool available for Hour of Code, a one-day event that invites educators and students to partake in programming exercises.