Vernier Partners With Google, Microsoft and Education Technology Companies

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Vernier announces its recent partnerships with these top education technology-related companies

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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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 Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides! Create a low-cost, printed yearbook with Google Slides by Jennifer Scott [Blog Post].

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What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie Golden: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom.

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?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek. They’re going to need the help of the platform companies themselves. Why should platform companies step into this space? Entangled Studios has spent the past year collaborating with platform companies on the why and the how.

Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

Marketplace K-12

Google has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons. The post Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 career technical education Curriculum / Digital Curriculum edtech Google maker spaces Makerspace/Making STEM

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.

Another Giant Tech Company Pays Record Fines: What Does it All Mean?

EdNews Daily

Google and YouTube agreed to pay $170 Million for violating child privacy rights. But news of tech companies breaking laws and paying massive fines really have no meaning. There was a time when doing something wrong could wreck a company. By Charles Sosnik.

Google Outpaces Other Tech Companies as the Most Trusted Brand

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new survey shows efficacy in the tech giant’s domination of the market. Classroom Hardware PCs Productivity Suites Software

Sleep Pod Companies Want to Disrupt Naps on Campus

Edsurge

In 2017, the University of Florida installed two “EnergyPods” from Denmark-based MetroNaps , whose sleep pods were made popular after Google purchased the devices for its employees to take naps at work. Another sleep pod company on the horizon is hoping to address cost concerns by dropping sleep pods onto campuses for free—and instead rely on a paid advertising model. And the company is set to deploy its first pod at the University of Arizona this December.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

YouTube The most accessible social platform of those presented is Google's YouTube. The Washington Post reported that upon the campaign’s unveiling, more than 50 organizations had endorsed the principles underlying the contract, including the French government, Facebook and Google.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Indebted to your mentors? One company’s business model tests repaying connections that paid off

The Christensen Institute

The need for mentoring models that both afford scale and support mentor-mentee relationships is what piqued my interest in a new approach: a company called Pelion is trying to source reliable connections to virtual career mentors and tying the outcome of those connections, as measured by the career success of the mentee, to a financing model called income share agreements (ISAs). In fact, “Ask someone to be your mentor” is one of the most frequent mentorship-related Google searches.

Google

EdTechTeam

Google LLC. Is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. The post Google appeared first on EdTechTeam.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

Companies want it to learn about their customers. Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Everyone wants data. Schools want it to track student performance.

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Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies 2015

Marketplace K-12

The magazine chose the College Board, Google, Edcamp, Revolution Foods, Summit Public Schools, Democrats for Education Reform, and Teachers Pay Teachers among its top 10 "most innovative.". Ed-tech Google Innovation collegeboard democratsforeducationreform edcamp google summitpublicschools teacherspayteachers

Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

Companies specializing in this area focus on connecting talent to opportunity, and startup accelerator LearnLaunch estimates more than 240 such companies have already been funded. But those fragmented solutions and companies haven’t yet solved the challenges they think exist. And major tech companies including Google and Apple recently announced that employees are no longer required to have a degree on their resume.

Students Create Yearbooks Using Google Slides for #CUE19

CUE

Thirty-five to one hundred dollars for a memory book from a yearbook company was a lot of money; $10-$50 was a much better price. The post Students Create Yearbooks Using Google Slides for #CUE19 appeared first on OnCUE. Innovate connected educator google slides guest writer yearbooks

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Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”. in Google’s announcement. Original Article Source: [link].

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

Marketplace K-12

The post Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools appeared first on Market Brief. What were the biggest news stories about the K-12 market in 2018? Check out Marketplace K-12's 10 most popular blog posts over the past year.

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)

Edsurge

But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. In October, the company and The Ohio State University announced a multi-part collaboration. In 1999 the company and the University of Pittsburgh opened an “Academic Java Center” meant to train and certify students in Java technology.

Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement.

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New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus

Edsurge

Ashley told the student to try Google Chrome, and the student was able to resolve the issue and hop into the session. Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge.

Collaboration between companies + school district = Connected educators

The Innovative Educator

Are you gaga over Google? Wouldn’t it be great to have a direct connection to the people who work at the companies of the very resources you are using for teaching and learning? edtech Google in Education Do you think Microsoft is magnificent? Do you excel at using Edmodo? Do you think PBS is the perfect platform for digital media content? Wouldn’t it be great to find others in your district using the same tools as you?

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

Edsurge

Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, and education companies are not immune to criticisms either. However, drawing that line may be difficult as education technology companies increasingly hire researchers to analyze data on product usage to drive further improvements—thus blurring the lines between research and commercial data collection.

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What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded. The end of Google Helpouts, however, is not altogether surprising. From the sound of it, Google faced something of a classic innovator’s dilemma.

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