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

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.

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.

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. The theory further reveals that when hiring a potential solution we don’t just consider its performance; we also consider its ability to meet social and emotional needs. Fogg explains, The popular weight loss company understands that today’s consumers don’t just want to shed excess pounds.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

For most people, this is merely a thought exercise—how to keep the good from the best of traditional methods, and take into account all the tech and the changing workforce and student needs of today. But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed.

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.

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.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

Otherwise, use email or meetings as an opportunity to talk to parents about the impact of excessive screen time. 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.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

Edsurge

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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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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet a truly remarkable woman and a personal mentor, Mrs. Grace Adkins. I get up at 3:00, ride my exercise bike 10 miles, drive 18 miles to school. So I’m inspired to meet whatever comes each day. Grace: Well… I try not to let that happen if I meet them.

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.

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.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

The emphasis in my book Unique Learner Solutions , is that these students learn differently — not incorrectly, necessarily, but it’s a difficult thing sometimes to capture in our general education classroom, where we’re focus on the curriculum and the standards and meeting certain timeframes.

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

During this meeting, Douglas said that the coaches also collaborated on an instructional mission for the teachers in the district. In order to meet this vision, Douglas said Tulare needed to find an option for professional development that was easy for teachers to engage in. Switching to gamified PD through a partnership with game-based learning company Alludo was a no-brainer. CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are many companies out there that will assist in training your stakeholders and troubleshooting issues associated with your new Moodle LMS. By the time educators complete VerveEd’s exercises, they have the confidence to excel in their own Moodle classroom.

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Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

If institutions hope to evolve to meet Gen Zers’ demands, it will require more than updating the computer lab — it’ll take a keen understanding of how they think. Dan is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who’s founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc.,

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.

How this Teacher is Finding True Joy in Her Profession: A Chat with Ariel from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

The classes are all 25 minutes, jam packed with fun exercises for each student in a chunk of time that revives them with the new information. I already feel so dedicated to this company. Passionate about Second Language Acquisition: Meet Inkeri at 51Talk.

Generation Z Is Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

If institutions hope to evolve to meet Gen Zers’ demands, it will require more than updating the computer lab — it’ll take a keen understanding of how they think. Dan is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who’s founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc.,

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.

Weight Watchers for the win: It’s not just about shedding pounds

The Christensen Institute

What’s the secret to the company’s impressive success in such a competitive market? The popular weight loss company understands that today’s consumers don’t just want to shed excess pounds. In the company’s terms, they seek progress “beyond the scale,” and Weight Watchers innovators are constantly on the hunt for new ways to help them achieve it through healthier eating, exercise, positive behavior change, and group support.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

No one person can run a Fortune 500 company by themselves, and we want kids to know how to work in groups like this. We have this one app called the “Swole Patrol” and that’s an app that’s about exercises by teens for teens. They’ll have to meet certain criteria.

The investor’s dilemma: Why investing in lower cost innovations is difficult in healthcare

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, I spent a week in San Francisco to meet with corporate leaders and investors in healthcare. The exercise of finding targets with the greatest ROI potential often leads investors to chase “hot” sectors over innovations that could fundamentally change how healthcare is delivered. Historically, the third-party payer system, where insurance companies are solely responsible for all medical payments, has strongly resisted changes to business models.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Unfortunately most of the studies that have found impact contribute little to helping us meet that goal. Regrettably, many resort to a box-checking exercise, where they look for a study that meets their prescribed ESSA tier of evidence, and make a choice based upon that criterion.

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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Unfortunately most of the studies that have found impact contribute little to helping us meet that goal. Regrettably, many resort to a box-checking exercise, where they look for a study that meets their prescribed ESSA tier of evidence, and make a choice based upon that criterion.

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Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Edsurge

Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy. She emailed the company to learn that it was not. “It Horton, who teaches math and writing to fourth- and fifth-graders at Fremont Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri, says this is the first program that she and a coworker have found that meets their needs for math and writing instruction.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

We had two people meet in our rooms a few years ago — Will Piper , who is at the University School of Milwaukee , and Pedro Aparicio , who is a teacher in Mexico City.

New Cybersecurity Course Teaches Teens the ABCs of (Ethical) Hacking

Edsurge

Keeshin’s company is perhaps best known for a series of introductory coding courses it offers on programming languages such as Javascript and Python. To that end, the company offers comprehensive curriculum, training for inexperienced teachers and the online platform where students practice their exercises. Students should have at least a semester’s worth of programming knowledge, according to the company.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

This turned out to be a rewarding exercise with surprises, twists, and turns. To offset all this double counting, there is the separate issue of the many “whole course” OER that OTL refuses to index because they don’t meet the OTL’s definition of “textbook.” Developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company” represented only 8.2% These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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Brainwave Headsets Are Making Their Way Into Classrooms—For Meditation and Discipline

Edsurge

The company says it can help users meditate by offering real-time feedback on their brain state. Advertising for the device is tailored to adults, but researchers outside of the company want to know if the devices can help calm students down as well—and keep them out of the principal’s office. Trying the Muse The Muse headset launched in 2014 out of its Canada-based parent company, Interaxon. But the company would not share it.

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#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

LearnLaunch has graduated 31 #edtech companies and has 120 mentors. Participants leveraged two Digital Promise tools to assess which governance structures best meet their needs and support their goals. On September 21-23, 2016, Digital Promise and the U.S.

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

Edsurge

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. Add a few thoughtful questions that pertain to the hiring companies—their mission, open roles, exciting new projects—and comment specifically on your qualifications in relation to these. Don’t forget to collect contact info from everyone you meet!