Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

The 2018 edition will bring together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech startups and almost 35,000 attendees — teachers, school leaders, instructional designers, and all in all curious people — from more than 100 countries. Well, this video speaks for itself: Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

How automakers can successfully compete in the mobility game

The Christensen Institute

The century-old business model of manufacturing and selling cars may increasingly be challenged by the growing popularity of shared mobility services. There will be more people than ever before without a car who will still want to be extremely mobile.”.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

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.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Now Flipgrid has a built-in QR reader in the mobile apps, so getting to the latest topic is just one scan away. Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users. The all-new Flipgrid is here!

TCEA 2018: Educators Meet in Austin to Discuss the Future of the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2018: Educators Meet in Austin to Discuss the Future of the Classroom. 5-9, TCEA 2018 is expected to boast more than 8,000 attendees, 1,000 sessions and 450 exhibitors from a variety of tech companies. meghan.bogardu…. Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:32.

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.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

NeverEndingSearch

A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage. This trick can be very useful when young searchers are meeting a topic for the first time or when you have a limited vocabulary in a particular area of knowledge.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Access to mobile devices that connect learners and educators to the vast resources of the Internet and facilitate communication and collaboration. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

Crowdfunding Meets Webinar: How One Organization Uses Slack to Tackle Global Challenges

Edsurge

But instead of using a tool like WebEx or GoToWebinar, we use Slack , a mobile messaging platform. We’re currently working with Green Energy Biofuels , a company in Nigeria that produces fuel for clean cookstoves to help them find new ways to communicate with their customers. To meet this need, we’ve layered our knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical best practices onto the challenges and pushed them into a real-time, fast-paced format.

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New Social Network Is All College, All the Time

Wired Campus

The service is the creation of two Princeton University undergraduates, Michael Pinsky and Vaidhy Murti, who hope to help facilitate connections among college students who might otherwise never meet. “It’s Company Watch Software Startups

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs. Sustaining innovations are innovations that improve an established technology to meet the needs of its established customer base.

SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

techlearning

WeVideo worked closely with Skoletube to create a unique version of its video editing platform that tightly integrates with the SkoleTube platform on both mobile and desktop devices. It is the flagship service of the Danish company Webtjenesten LærIT.dk

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

It is typical that every fall, parents and their children’s kindergarten teacher meet to design and discuss an individualized learning map for their children. There are around 80 education development companies in Finland, and 22 of them participated in EDUDigi.

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

Edsurge

Moscow internet services company Yandex participated. After that, the company charges $34.90 Those lessons mostly cover chemistry today, but the company is building more content for physics and biology students, Philippov says. But he believes that’s part of his company’s appeal.

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The African advantage in the solar energy revolution

The Christensen Institute

Day-to-day life becomes difficult when you can’t charge your mobile phone at home or store food in a refrigerator, and for those who use kerosene lamps to illuminate their homes and travel at night in the dark, life isn’t just inconvenient, it is dangerous.

Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

As a result, classroom management software must keep pace with this evolution and Impero is the company doing that by ensuring its solution manages any device on the network with scalability for 1:1 and BYOD environments in any size school district.”.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. Our goal is to help educators create the type of learning environments that meet their needs, today and into the future.”. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top New

N.J. experiments with new engagement platform

eSchool News

New engagement platform uses web and mobile-based technology to help students and their parents navigate K-12 challenges. Under the partnership, NJASA will provide guidance to help shape the platform to meet the specific needs of its member districts.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. As with all League meetings, district leaders rolled up their sleeves and committed to bringing actionable steps back to their districts to foster genuine curiosity and a love of learning in all students. They also identified new partnerships they will continue with researchers, companies, and fellow League districts.

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Setting goals such as “find out new ways to connect with my students” means that you will have a strong base to plan your session attendance, talk to edtech companies, and generally have a more productive time during the days of the event. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

Edsurge

It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. The rest will be paid in cash, with the help of a $250 million loan from Owl Rock Capital, plus $150 million of the company’s available funds.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

Yet because they often work multiple jobs, struggling in their busy lives to make ends meet for their families, most cannot attend classes to build literacy and other needed job skills.

3 insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018

The Christensen Institute

The concept of market-creating innovation can give hope to all those who work tirelessly to make the world a better place for the billions who struggle daily to make ends meet. Celtel—the company Ibrahim started—targeted people for whom access to cellular communication was too expensive.

Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools.

Edsurge

Until today, Kahoot’s website and mobile app, which feature nearly 60 million multiple-choice quizzes, have been completely free for students and teachers. Nothing about that will change or go away, Asmund Furuseth, the company’s CEO, emphasized in an interview. Annually, Kahoot Pro costs $12 per teacher for K-12, the company’s primary market in education, and $60 per instructor for higher education. “It’s The play could be about more than just meeting a user demand.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker

Edsurge

How to Enter T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation and Ashoka, (a leading organization in the field of social entrepreneurship) are looking for bold ideas focused on education, the environment, or technology for the 2019 Changemaker Challenge.

Innovators Worth Watching: One Medical

The Christensen Institute

Its failure to meet consumer demands creates an additional barrier for people to engage with our healthcare system, at a time when chronic diseases are at an all-time high. 1LifeMedical allows for a wide range of services to be accessed through a mobile app.

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Admissions Scandal, Painful Pivots and Other Themes From ASU GSV

Edsurge

And the presence of executives from companies outside of the industry reinforced that point. Several employers praised companies like Guild Education for connecting them with schools to offer their employees access to college courses and degrees as a benefit. “It’s

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers.

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Kahoot Earns a $376M Valuation After Disney Investment—and Is Looking to Acquire

Edsurge

But a recent investment from one of the biggest names in the entertainment business is valuing the company in the hundreds of millions. TechCrunch reports that the deal gives the company a $376 million valuation. That may seem like a lofty figure for a company expecting to make $2 million in revenue this year. In its presentation, the company claims it will reach 100 million monthly active users by the end of 2018.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

DJI Phone Camera Gimbal from OSMO Mobile [link] – the price has dropped from $399 to $299 from when I bought it so the price I stated in the podcast is actually lower now – a handheld “tripod” for smartphones.

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Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. There are over 15,000 teachers in Denver gathering and thousands more meeting virtually using the hashtag #NotAtISTE16.

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

For companies, the tight labor market has made hiring for in-demand skills a big challenge, so quantifying and closing skills gaps is a growing priority for most L&D leaders and the data proves that out. We also recently acquired a company called Glint , a leader in employee engagement.

Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Wark learned on the job, managed large engineering teams, and even started a handful of companies, one of which he took public in 1999. Wark thus worked with a handful of local companies to craft the curriculum for a new coding bootcamp.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

Thanks to the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE , more than 100 teams embarked on the challenge to create mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in low-skilled adults. In addition, many other traditionally K-12 edtech companies, like Achieve3000 , have begun to look into ways their products might serve adults.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. The funds will go toward purchasing MiFi devices, which provide mobile broadband access, so that 15 percent can connect at home for free. Families must meet other criteria as well, such as no outstanding bills or existing Internet service. Several other companies are working to do the same in their region, either through grants and partnerships with schools or low-cost plans for families.