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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

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In recent years, the way we communicate, order food, exchange money, and more has all been reimagined to include technological advances. And, technology has reached the education sector. The inclusion of technology in classrooms is constantly increasing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Business of Education Technology

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Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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I also want to consider that, with or without a President Trump , education technology also might make things worse, might also contribute to these ongoing inequalities – and not simply because many in ed-tech seem quite eager to work with the new administration. Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

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Wayne Johnson , the head of a student loan refinancing company, was chosen to run the department’s student loan division; Robert Eitel , a former executive at the for-profit Bridgepoint Education, was pegged as senior counselor to the secretary; and Stanley Buchesky , a venture capitalist with The EdTechFund, was selected as the department’s interim CFO, for example. Theranos, the troubled blood-testing company. The for-profit college company Sextant Education.

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.

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.

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.

AltSchool Gets an Alt-Name and New Leadership

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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. Education Technology Startups Movers and Shakers

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

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For Devlin Daley’s next act, he’s employed a strategy that worked for his previous education business: visit college campuses to see what technologies made students’ and instructors’ lives harder. He left in 2013, a couple years before the company went public.)

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

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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.

Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

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Reflective observations, creative conceptualization, and active experimentation with ideas let children exercise their abstract thinking and use it to solve real problems. Digital Learning Featured Technology early learning robotics The Learning CounselBy Anna Larotska.

Teaching Cybersecurity? Have Your Students Hit the ‘Range’

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Anyone can sign up—students, teachers, afterschool programs, even companies that want to train their staff.” The need to train people with cybersecurity skills is huge: “There are about 30,000 open cybersecurity jobs in Virginia--about a third of the cybersecurity jobs in the state,” Raymond told a crowd of education leaders from higher ed, K-12 and technology companies, at the IMAGINE conference hosted by Amazon this past week in Seattle.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

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So how do companies hire and develop standout talent who may be new to the sector? The piece frames a follow-up discussion around how technology has changed since it was written, and what new strategies there may be for entering the market. I always look forward to this final exercise.

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

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For good and bad, technology changes our brains. At the same time, we can’t avoid and, indeed rely on, technology. Maybe managing panic and anxiety around digital technology is a 21 st century skill. Digital Learning Featured Technology digital learning neuroscience

How Education Can Thrive in the Age of Innovation

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It cannot be successful if it’s merely an exercise in form or the 11th item on a 10-item priority list. Creativity” and a “serial innovator” by The Economist, John Kao is a renaissance man and self-styled “innovation activist” whose creativity forms the DNA for our company.