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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. National Board assessors consistently report that the assessment process is a great professional development experience. Summer is here. School is out.

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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness.

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look

Edsurge

A few days later the district switched to Google Meet, according to Ashley Boyd, whose two children—ages 9 and 12—attend school in Berkeley Unified. Researchers also reached out to the companies to clarify confusing policies and for additional information, she added.

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K-12 Companies Improve on Data Privacy, But Questionable Practices Abound, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

Four out of five ed-tech products and services reviewed by Common Sense Media don't meet minimum standards to safeguard student data privacy, the organization says. The post K-12 Companies Improve on Data Privacy, But Questionable Practices Abound, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Data Data Privacy

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.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve. More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Edsurge

One of the more high profile efforts has been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which in 2013 began providing grant funding to colleges and companies for its Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success initiative, or iPASS for short.

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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

SnapChat has a ways to go to meet the needs of their disabled users. In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web.

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. Rather than fighting, they work as a team to figure out if the platform can adapt to meet the needs of a range of educators.

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. Despite these benefits, many districts’ infrastructures do not meet the standards of the Federal Trade Commission’s Principles of Fair Information Practice , which outline best practices to ensure student privacy and protection.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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Remind Taps Former Bleacher Report CEO to Take Reins

Edsurge

Not even this summer’s NBA Finals, featuring the Golden State Warriors, could distract Bay Area sports fan Brian Grey from taking this meeting. Back in June, the former CEO of Bleacher Report agreed to have coffee with Brett and David Kopf, the co-founders of Remind. Yet he was struck by Remind’s mission, along with the “immense capability and market positioning that the company has carved in the education ecosystem.” The company also aims to expand its footprint in U.S.

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Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

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.

New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies

Marketplace K-12

A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations. The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Market Research Product Research

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. The report also outlines next steps for strategic support of the transition: 1.

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.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Exposure may be one factor: A Google-sponsored Gallup report ( PDF ) that found that female students are less aware of online and local opportunities to learn computer science. Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white.

A Report on the BETT Show in London

techlearning

It could affect US companies in that British customers will only be allowed to use GDPR-compliant companies for anything in which personal data is involved, like mailing lists (even IP addresses count as personal data under the new legislation). WHAT’S THAT?

PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country

techlearning

Company Nurse is the first workers’ comp nurse triage service that ensures injured workers get the proper care while helping keep claims and costs low. About Company Nurse Workplace injuries are a fact of life.

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.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.

‘A Deal With the Devil’: NPR Reporter Anya Kamenetz On Teaching With 'Addictive Tech' Like Facebook

Edsurge

What does it mean to report on education technology from a student lens? NPR reporter Anya Kamenetz joins the EdSurge OnAir Podcast to discuss her new book, “The Art of Screentime: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life,” and offer listeners some answers to challenging questions about the ever-evolving education technology landscape. Has it evolved with your reporting? They're run by for-profit companies; the two largest are publicly traded.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. If products can’t be flexible and meet districts where they are, they won’t survive.”. Reports to Insights. Some companies share data through secure file transfer protocol — but only if their customers ask. If products can’t be flexible and meet districts where they are, they won’t survive.”.

5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

In September Prezi meeting was launched which enables up to 10 people to edit or view a Prezi remotely. After interviewing many prospective companies I became frustrated with the lack of innovation and impressiveness of their products. Learn Boost is a startup company that has developed a gradebook program that has great potential. While I think the product needs a little bit of time to mature, I would certainly keep my eye on this company!

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LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution

techlearning

BOSTON (May 7, 2018)– Educational technology that adapts to meet the personal needs of individual students is in big demand in the pre-K-12 learning environment, with reading being a discipline where one technology-based adaptive literacy tool is driving better outcomes and learning experiences.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

Cohen for The Hechinger Report. The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

Edsurge

A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

But I’m not going to report back on those things for now. The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better.

OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

Together, these developments illustrate just how completely our nation’s student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it. Student loan regulators cannot serve students and taxpayers if they are in the pocket of the companies they are supposed to oversee.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

The massive cuts will reduce the giant education company’s workforce by about 10 percent, down from about 40,000 employees based not only in the United States and United Kingdom, but Asia and countries around the world. A Pearson official told EdWeek Market Brief that that company is not yet revealing how many layoffs will be in the United States, or other Pearson markets. It will also introduce a new platform focused on meeting global and U.S