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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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?

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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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.

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Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like

EdTech Magazine

The future looks promising as educational technology companies rapidly build new immersive tools for the classroom. . Immersive technology is advancing, moving away from independent work toward collaborative exercises. .

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

Edsurge

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.)

What schools can learn from corporate mentoring

The Christensen Institute

Today, companies are investing upwards of $164 billion per year on employee learning and development, including mentoring programs. Take Everwise , for example, a company that functions like an eHarmony for matching professionals with the right career mentor.

MasterClass Raises $35M to Expand Celebrity-Led Courses

Edsurge

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?

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.

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.

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.

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U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

The Hechinger Report

Sometimes, students are guided through a negotiation exercise, where they must navigate through competing individual goals and come up with the best outcome. In this 2015 photo, fifth graders collaborated on a Rube Goldberg machine in a Pennsylvania elementary school.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

SAN FRANCISCO — Kimberley Rose knew that breathing exercises could help kids calm down. Yet she never would have incorporated them into her classroom if she hadn’t experienced the power of these exercises herself. She was especially interested in the social-emotional part of the company’s curriculum, and thought the program could help her manage her own personal and professional life. “I

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. The husband-and-wife duo behind the company, Aparna and Deepak Ramanathan, come from different backgrounds.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Caffeinated founders paced the lobby in colorful T-shirts splattered with their company logos, polishing their pitches for their on-stage presentation and meetings with potential investors. What he has yet to find—but which he says Y Combinator would be willing to invest in—are companies that can help support and run new school models. You won’t find those companies in this batch. The company also has a free vocabulary course.

Achieving a Balance

A Principal's Reflections

I can’t explain how awesome it is to work for a company who actively promotes attaining and maintaining a work-life balance. Try to make some small shifts to your diet and make the time to exercise a couple of times per week.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Edsurge

Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

A Digital Promise for Professional Development in Adult Education

Digital Promise

apparel company. For example, each PD experience includes a guided resource and follow-up exercise that stimulates both online and offline participation.

Ten Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Career

EdNews Daily

Russel is a mid-level executive with an international beer company. Michele is a COO of a mid-sized family company and earns an excellent salary. How well are you taking care of yourself through nutrition and exercise? Guest article by Jared Scherz, TeacherCoach.