10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

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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

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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.

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Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

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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.

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

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Of all the education technology startups that could go public next, there’s one that’s likely not on your radar: Busuu , a London-based developer of a language-learning platform. Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. The company has raised $4.4

The Primary Problem with Educational Technology

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There is much that’s wrong with the educational technology (“edtech”) market. Edtech companies are primarily focused on what we might call “statistical students.”

Grill That Edtech Company With These 6 Questions Before Buying Anything

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Education technology providers dangle the promise of transforming classrooms and equipping previously disengaged students with the skills to become lifelong learners. In the case of education technology, this misguided approach rarely addresses the real needs of students and teachers. When it comes to good decision-making about purchasing technology, it’s a shared responsibility between adopters and providers to make sure tools are the right fit and deliver results.

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

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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.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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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

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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.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World

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During her time there, the company tripled in size and she earned a promotion. My move to India was driven by my desire to see the impact of technology in education in the Indian context,” Parida says. Yet these difficulties have not deterred efforts from gritty entrepreneurs to improve educational opportunities through technology. Edtech companies entering low-income countries are noticing some of these challenges and are working towards solutions.

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students in Distance Learning

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Fortunately, technology has advanced enough in the past decade to offer some promise of effective learning in the distance setting. . Like everything else, technology can be used for better or for worse. Or what does a project manager in a tech company do all day?

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

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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. Eight education startups are among them, and all but one are focused on helping learners develop chops in programming and artificial intelligence technology. Brady has now overseen 11 cohorts of education technology startups over the past seven years.

4 Ways K–12 Can Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom

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4 Ways K–12 Can Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom. Immersive technologies such as virtual reality and 3D scanning are becoming so hot that educators across the country are beginning to roll them out for students of all ages.

Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

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This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal memo , critiquing the company’s diversity efforts for ignoring the “fact” that women are just biologically different from men. When the same exercise was carried out in the matrilineal Khasi tribe, 54 percent of women chose to compete, while only 39 percent of the men did. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

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Meanwhile, the founder of Oculus Rift is now selling surveillance technology for a virtual border wall between the US and Mexico. 2018 was a year in which hate and misinformation , magnified and spread by technology giants , continued to plague the world.

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

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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. Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) TechCrunch reports the company is forecasting $3.5

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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Let me make sure I’m clear here – I’m interested in the “push,” in the stories we tell about machines more so than the technology underpinning the machines themselves. Take, for example, the founding editor of the technology trade magazine Wired , Kevin Kelly.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. The current (and long-running, let’s be honest) fascination with AI is deeply intertwined with science and speculation about the functioning of the brain and the possibilities for that organ’s technological improvement.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

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Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

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

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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.

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

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Although Washington's Leadership Academy’s experiment with virtual reality technology is largely anomalous in K-12 education, it reflects the potential of virtual reality to provide students with the sort of learning opportunities once only available to their more affluent peers. And the technology is moving within the reach of classroom teachers. Still, teachers may remain unsure of how they might implement such cutting-edge technology in their classrooms.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

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Student agency is a top priority at Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia, and it definitely shows in their approach to technology implementation. If you don’t have a strong intention or purpose to use the technology, then don’t,” says Rod Carnill, the district’s technology director.

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

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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

How AI’s ‘Endless Well of Patience’ Can Augment What Teachers Do

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As the chief technology officer and assistant dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Paul Kim spends more time than most pondering how artificial intelligence (AI) can impact education. It’s something many other education companies using AI can’t deliver either.

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

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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.

Edtechs Build Alexa Skills That Deepen Learning in AWS Challenge. Which Gets Your Vote?

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Edtech companies across the U.S. Voice technology provides students flexible and easier access to studying through portable devices or smartphones and does not require sitting in a fixed location. By combining voice technology with tangible play, we can change how young kids learn.”

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Holding Class on Zoom? Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks and Hazards

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Among them are educators, who have taken up the company’s offer to remove the 40-minute limit normally imposed on Basic accounts for all K-12 schools. The company says more than 2,000 school districts that use its provisioning services have also done this.)

Taking the classroom into the world with VR and AR

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Generation Z (people born from mid-1990s to 2010s) and Generation Alpha (those born between 2010s and mid-2020s) grew up surrounded by technology. These young generations are not afraid of new technologies.

Voice Tech Has Been Around for Decades. Will It Finally Work for Education?

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However, do not conflate speech technology with smart speakers and other devices, says Satya Nitta, the former head of IBM’s research team on artificial intelligence for learning. But the underlying technology can be used for much more specific use cases, especially for learning,” he says.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

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“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

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

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Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. Amanda strives to be an innovative educator in a 1:1 iPad school, embracing the wide array of technology available in the media center.

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

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Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Founded in 2013, the New York City-based organization offers web-based exercises that asks students to fix and improve sentences.

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

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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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Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

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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.