Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Evelyn Hamlin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Don’t miss YOUR chance to nominate an inspiring educator and qualify you both to win an incredible classroom technology package!

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

Considering how fast education technology is evolving, this could remain true when today’s students become grandfathers themselves. Bett or The Bett Show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is an annual trade show that goes back to more than 30 years.

Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Neo LMS

Education and technology in 2016: it seems you can’t have one without the other. Well, maybe you can, but it’s way more interesting to see technology in action and its power over education. Education and technology are the core of #ISTE2016. Meet NEO at ISTE 2016.

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.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

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He is a Pharmacist with experience of working in several pharmaceutical companies over 5 years in International Business. PLNs Teacher Tips course effective technology integration elearning online course Professional Development technology integration

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.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Edsurge

Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

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

Edsurge

So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. If you use technology, you’re getting a good bang for your buck.” Even when used in conjunction with a human tutor, adaptive technology can slash time and money spent on test prep.

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

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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. Teachers loved many aspects of the technology—but not this feature.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. But eventually, it started incorporating technology in its offerings. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. And I wanted to bring some of those ideas to [the company].

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Venture-backed companies tend to have a 7-10 year timeframe, after which investors typically push toward an acquisition or exit.

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

Edsurge

So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. If you use technology, you’re getting a good bang for your buck.” Even when used in conjunction with a human tutor, adaptive technology can slash time and money spent on test prep.

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.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . iKeepSafe is a 501(c)3 non-profit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates.” They provide positive resources for parents and educators to teach youth how to use technology safely and productively.

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.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. SnapChat has a ways to go to meet the needs of their disabled users.

21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015

TeacherCast

From June 29-July 1 the Educational Technology world will be centered around the ISTE Conference happening in Philadelphia. With hundreds of venders and more than 20,000 educators in attendance the question always comes up… “Who Should I meet at ISTE?”

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

And Technology changes everything. Our prediction for what will happen as these two things meet head-on is that teacher jobs are going to change dramatically. Their work summarized into just five major concepts which would inevitably happen as education co-evolved with technology.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? The company put together a terrific event, and the families were wonderful. Education News ESL Technology

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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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. Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) TechCrunch reports the company is forecasting $3.5

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology?

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. And then when I went into the business world and saw that because of advances in technology, you could create new institutions from scratch. So, technology enables you to do fully active learning better than you could without technology.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. In addition, many other traditionally K-12 edtech companies, like Achieve3000 , have begun to look into ways their products might serve adults. More programs looking to adopt technology.

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy

Edsurge

New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Education Technology Edtech Business Data Privacy

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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. Beyond Technology.

Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

Edsurge

But through learning how to code, she believes that experience offers an even more important lesson to today’s education and technology companies: don’t forget about senior citizens. Today’s education technology products overwhelmingly target young people. And while there’s a growing industry around serving adult learners in higher education, companies largely neglect to consider the needs of the elderly. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

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

Edsurge

Technology designed for educators is pushed “as if our ones and zeroes are special,” keynote speaker Clay Shirky told top librarians, publishers and administrators at the Ithaka Next Wave 2017 conference, held in New York City on Wednesday. But Shirky, vice provost for educational technologies at New York University, argued that having the latest digital tools isn’t what counts most in today’s higher-ed environment. They’re in charge of the technology.”

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. We’re getting to the point where we’ll be profitable as a company.”.

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Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. I closed a deal with Mark for $250,000 in exchange for a 20 percent equity stake in my test-prep company. SAT Scores: A New Number.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

If you could make an education technology wish list, what would it be? So many edtech products are designed for the K-12 market, but we are a college; the needs aren't necessarily portable,” remarks Frederick Teti, educational technology chair at. Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face.

?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.

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.

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. The increase of technology use in learning has added an element to the budget which has seen a steady increase over the years.

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process

Edsurge

Launched from garages and tech accelerators, startup after startup burst onto the scene with technology tools for the education market. The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. So what is it like—and what does it take—to sell a company? She and her fellow panelists all also agreed on another thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users. technology #edtech collaboration flipgrid flipgridfever iPad mobile app new features student voiceThe all-new Flipgrid is here!

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.

Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

Enter the power of virtual technology. SPICE was meeting all of their learners’ needs except one, rural isolation, and this drove their focus on using technology to strengthen their program. In 2008, SPICE was already using technology in innovative ways. The IT department partnered with Reaction Grid, a company specializing in virtual world projects, to create the first level in the Center.