How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool.

5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Ariel Sacks, author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class , shares five reasons to try a whole novel approach. She also explains how this approach works and some advantages for teachers. To learn more about Wriq go to And trying to support that.

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How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences.

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Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are


The seeds of innovation are planted at a young age, and technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers and makers. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. As I considered the curricular experience for educational innovators, my challenge was to a create career pathways experience where our graduate students literally invent the future of learning. Six educational innovators to follow.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


When there are decisions being made to cut entire programs or increase class size counts, one of the items that is usually first to fall will be professional development. They are the co-founders of Engaging Educators , a firm dedicated to helping teachers engage the future.

6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students. eClassroom News Funding How-to Top News

4 Ways to make sure the teachers in your school are properly trained


If you want good results, then you need to make the proper investments. If a regular company would invest in its employees if it would work towards their advancement and education in order to have said employees achieve great results, why would a school be any different?

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side.

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Ditch the Clips in Kindergarten (And Here’s What to Do Instead) #ditchtheclips

The CoolCatTeacher

Kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Merce, urges teachers to “ditch the clips” and shares what you can do instead. Go to and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions


The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26. For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. It is time to blend your classroom?

Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

A few years ago, the ReWired Group and Bob Moesta , my coauthor on my next book, Choosing College , undertook a project for the tutoring marketplace company, Wyzant. After students failed in something in school, they would hire Wyzant to help them get back on track.

7 Can’t-Miss Office Manager Conferences in 2018

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Like the central nervous system of the office, you keep your company’s critical day-to-day operations running… and running well. From payroll responsibilities to IT improvisation, the tasks you face every single day are numerous and challenging.

Edtech Bootstrapping 101: A Survival Story


On the other hand, there is a paucity of coverage about edtech companies that grow their businesses with little or no venture capital or outside investment. Bootstrapped companies rarely have “unicorn” potential and most aren’t nearly as sexy as their venture-backed counterparts.

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As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options


Meanwhile, a major provider of free online educational resources for those learning to code announced new paid options that company leaders hope will make its business sustainable. Codecademy aced the first part of the Silicon Valley playbook, which says to first attract masses of users. The company claims 45 million people have registered to use its free materials. But they hadn’t solved the revenue part of the equation, says Zachary Sims, the company’s CEO.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Cover design by Kogan Page My new book will be published on April 3 by Kogan Page.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

The Hechinger Report

New faculty at Dickinson College attend a training session about how to help students who might be foundering. Faculty are required to flag any problems by specified dates during each semester. She came to class but looked as if she hadn’t slept.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

Many schools still rely on the once-a-year cyber security seminar or focus on too narrowly on a specific issue, like not posting student info online. Education programs need to be more comprehensive and ongoing throughout the year. How do the vendors treat your data?

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 billion in 2016, according to Goldman Sachs. Based Company.

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Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students.

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan


High school sophomore Olivia Surdam thought she wanted to have a career in healthcare as a doctor or nurse, but after recognizing that her sensitive stomach would cause barriers for a career path in patient care, Surdam started considering other options with her advisory teacher. She attended an event called “Women Can Do,” where one of the projects was to construct a bridge using toothpicks and marshmallows.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs


Part of what I believe to be the truth,” Camelback’s founder and CEO, Aaron Walker tells EdSurge, “is that education is a long-tail game. This isn’t how many people downloaded your app. This is about students and families, and it takes time to cultivate these relationships.”. This was an energetic cohort, laser-focused on equity, social justice and what it means to support students holistically,” Walker adds. Short for “How Our Lives Link Altogether,” H.O.L.L.A.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts


Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities. In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Some associate it bluntly with the use of technology to drive instruction.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

It was the final day of first-year orientation at Grinnell College, with classes scheduled to start the next morning, and these new students were still finding their way around the campus, meeting neighbors in the dorms and waiting to hear whether they got into the courses they wanted.

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Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

Audrianna Lesieur, age 11, smiles after demonstrating the strength of “Confidence” with encouragement from classmate William Maestas as her teacher Val Seamons moves on to assist Billy Sabo at Lake Canyon Elementary School. take one of that company’s quizzes.

5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. There is still so much that is paper-based.fraught with broken promises of materials to be sent later or telling all participants to send separate emails to acquire materials digitally. This was a problem for me recently after attending a conference at an all-day event sponsored by a few large ed tech companies.

WGU President Scott Pulsipher on Bringing Customer-Centric Culture to Universities


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan once said he wanted competency-based college programs like Western Governors University “ to be the norm ” rather than the exception. That’s among the questions we posed to Scott Pulsipher, who took the helm as the university’s president in March 2016. How did you come to this job? Pulsipher: All of my background prior to WGU is mostly within the technology space. How do they disrupt themselves? Former U.S.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later


It was the early days of YouTube (then two-years old), and it was getting cheap and easy to make and post videos, so the two teachers—Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams—proposed shifting lectures to videos students would watch at home, and asking students to come to class prepared to problem solve with their peers. Or maybe it stemmed from the fact that anyone could get the gist of the teaching idea in the time it takes to rattle off a sound bite. “It’s

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

They will have no memories of the 20th century, which just happens to be the same century their lecturers were born and educated within. The class of 2020 may have expectations about learning which run counter to the ethos of the traditional university.

Let Students Define the Labor Market, Not Vice Versa: A Conversation With Joshua Cooper Ramo


How can we train people to look at something—their own lives, their children’s education, their medicine—and understand the way in which connectivity impacts it? Based in Beijing and New York, Ramo serves as an advisor to some of the largest companies—including FedEx and Starbucks—and investors in the world. Will the labor market define education, or should our education system prepare young people, as citizens, to actually define the labor market?

What School Could Be—and What Education Investors Get Wrong


An Ivy League-educated philanthropist, who built his wealth from a career in technology, decides to champion education as his next cause—under the belief that today’s schools are not adequately preparing the next generation for the future. These days, he’s no longer spending time in company boardrooms, but rather in schools and classrooms. Afterward, he went on a roadtrip to all 50 states, visiting a couple hundred schools and classrooms to see what schools are doing today.

How Passion Projects and Community Partners Create Relevant Learning for Teens in School


But in the midst of this tragedy the residents began to see an opportunity to rethink how they would rebuild the core institutions of the town. “We’re wanted to be part of rebuilding the community. They were asked to report back on what they noticed about the experience.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a new $11 million recreation center that will also have a lab to study kinesiology, or human movement. But many are assumed to have dropped out.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

On November 19, just eleven days after being elected President of the United States of America, real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump settled a class-action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $25 million to put to rest fraud allegations from his now-defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University. The President-Elect refused to accept any wrongdoing. Students say they were pressured to give good reviews. How do we know?

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

When I was first approached about speaking to you here today, I was immediately intrigued by the provocations packed into the conference’s theme: “Reconstituting Technology-Enhanced Learning: Rising to the Challenge.” To re-establish order. To devise new rules.


10 Ways To Start Shifting Your Classroom Practices Little By Little


When a colleague invited Joy Kirr to a professional development day featuring the Scottish design thinking expert Ewan McIntosh she didn’t think it would be life changing. There had to be a better way. She decided to try giving students time in class to read whatever they wanted.