BlackTrax appoints Amptown System Company

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BlackTrax announces that Amptown System Company is the latest to join the growing BlackTrax partner network. The company will be responsible for the sales, support and marketing of BlackTrax real time motion tracking systems throughout the German speaking market.

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!

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Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle is more than simply a school safety company or an AI algorithm that works to monitor students’ digital footprint. Dedicated – Every Gaggler believes in our company mission and works hard to ensure we live up to that mission.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Neo LMS

16,000 educators and 500 companies have already announced their participation. ISTE Conference & Expo is the perfect place to meet like-minded educators with a shared enthusiasm for educational technology and a thirsty interest in how to use tech to truly enhance learning.

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

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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.

Coda - free online doc system that you can build apps with

Educational Technology Guy

Coda , a low-code platform for building and automating business processes has a CEO who is very passionate about effective meetings. He has run meetings at various companies including Microsoft and YouTube. Meetings are notorious for being time wasters and non-functional.

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Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Gaggle Speaks

I was looking for a very specific remote position that would allow me to work in the world of education without being in the education system. I’ve also had the benefit of seeing the whole country as I travel, giving me an interesting perspective of the education system in America. Not because I believe I could do better, but because I’d love to learn how to lead and support a company like he does at Gaggle. Name: Jacob Huss. Title: Account Manager.

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.

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

Tom Sargent, the information technology administrator at the King David School outside of Melbourne, had seen students try to tweak the school’s technology systems before. Students will try nearly anything to get around the systems,” says Sargent. “I

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. Lim will lean on Google’s experts to refine that system.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. We had to actually design an entire system [to do these]. So technology doesn't play a huge role, other than it supports all of the backend systems of everything we ever do.

Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System”

TeachThought - Learn better.

Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System” by edsby.com. By plugging into previously installed systems, Edsby uses single-sign-on functionality to simplify access.

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Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. Shirky invoked Napster, the music file-sharing system brought down by legal action on the part of the music industry. With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

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

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.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

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.

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.

Where education systems stumble, grassroots groups step in to raise success rates

The Hechinger Report

Among other things, the boosters who pitched international companies to come and do business in this port city promised that its high quality of education would guarantee a steady supply of skilled employees. Bishop State Community College.

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur

Edsurge

EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family.

?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.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

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

Edsurge

Wayland Baptist University professor Don Ashley received a call this week from a student saying she couldn't log in to her learning management system (LMS), preventing her from attending a live online lesson. 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.

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

Edsurge

In his 2006 TED Talk —still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating people out of their creative capacities” and charged the current education system with being too rigid in adhering to traditional academic subjects. Make no mistake, though, he’s still shaking up the system (and redefining what that actually means). There’s a fine line in all relationships to strike between satisfying the interests of the various parties and working together to meet them all.

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

Edsurge

But don’t be too impressed by the title; according to the employee system, I was just an intern. While I was an embedded academic with the company, I played amateur anthropologist to learn all I could about corporate practices. What practices of really effective companies, in which creativity and innovation are important, seem to have the biggest impact? The most important characteristic of great companies, that higher education lacks the most, is agility.

The checklist to choose the right Academic Management System for your academic institution

Linways Technologies

We want to improve the way we learn, and Linways Academic Management System is how we are trying to accomplish that vision. Academic Management Systems (AMS) are the future of education. Does the functionality of the system meet or exceed your institution’s needs?

Goodbye Cash and Checks—Here's How to Choose a Safe and Effective School Payment System

Edsurge

The archaic payment systems that most small school districts rely on are problematic for a number of reasons: They are inefficient for both parent and administrators. Many payment systems are unaffordable to low-income and rural schools. Image credit: Skookii There are a number of companies already operating in this space, and many promise faster, easier solutions for school administrators and parents alike.

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Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

To me, it’s not acceptable that so many students exit the school system afraid of math.”. What our approach does is build spatial-temporal reasoning, and then connect that spatial-temporal reasoning to mathematical understanding,” accomplishing what other software companies haven’t.

LaGuardia Community College: Where Business and Tech Education Meet

Edsurge

As the need for affordable education grows, community colleges are well positioned to provide post-secondary degrees, credentials or training to meet workforce needs. to help position participants for high-growth, well-paying information technology jobs that require skills such as coding, software development and systems management. “We Large companies including IBM, WalMart and Xerox have signed on as hiring partners to interview qualified graduates of the program. “If

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. For whatever reason the retirement systems in the U.S. posing a threat to the company.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. Today, a growing number of edtech companies are also signing on to use Caliper, which offers improved data architecture and ease of implementation. OpenEd published a new white paper and sample code at IMS showing how any edtech company can use Caliper to measure efficacy of these blended learning resources.).

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.

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems

Edsurge

While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Canvas , Moodle and Schoology , Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching teachers’ eyes. In short, Classroom wants to be a lightweight learning management system. I think you’ll see us expand to really understand and meet the needs of students and administrators as other important users in the products that we’re building.

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