8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. So Felicia, give us our first idea for adding Morning Meetings to the Special Ed Classroom.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Become more productive today with these seven tools from Dr. Frank Buck. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. 7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator. We’re going to talk about seven productivity power tools for the busy educator. Tool #1 Toodledo.

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Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. This program helps educators and parents in the state of California identify edtech tools and services that protect student data privacy.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now.

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

Edsurge

In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur. 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 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.

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

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

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.

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

Edsurge

In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur. 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.

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.

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

Edsurge

When you look at the way students actually work, they mostly work with tools that are general-purpose,” Shirky said. Those easy-to-hand, widely adopted tools cited by Shirky include the ubiquitous Google Docs, as well as more-unexpected ones like the website Genius (formerly Rap Genius). 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.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

Tools need to be designed for community colleges. There’s no one-size fits all tool, and administrators today say they wish they had more products designed for their particular type of institution. “So 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. Better tools for remote learners.

?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.

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. And while there’s a growing industry around serving adult learners in higher education, companies largely neglect to consider the needs of the elderly. What could education technology companies do to better support senior citizens? “Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education.

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.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

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.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

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

We’ve been teased for months with what improvements were on the way to this already phenomenal tool, and at a live stream announcement, the details were released. Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users. The all-new Flipgrid is here!

Meet Your Staff Where They Are: Streamlining with Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

Announcements and to-do lists are sent, files are shared, and companies and associations sell their products and services. Since I work in a Google Apps for Education district, we have many tools available to us that make information sharing so much easier.

Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents

Kleinspiration

As a classroom teacher, it warms my heart to know that such incredible companies and celebrities not only support teachers but they understand our passion for what we do in the classroom each day for our students.

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

techlearning

The overarching goal of offering students access to a plethora of tools and resources is to create a new population of young people who are STEM-literate, and to improve the economic competitiveness of our future workforce. “We

Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

techlearning

But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. The company works with more than 2,500 school districts and serves five million students from 21 countries around the world.

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

Edsurge

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. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

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. 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

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. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools

EdTech Magazine

Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools. The merger will bring the companies’ hardware, software, curricula and training programs — used by nearly 6 million students and 65,000 teachers worldwide — together under one roof, according to the Sphero press release.

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

NeverEndingSearch

We might begin by encouraging students to be aware of their privacy options when they use old familiar tools. YouTube offers privacy settings and Facebook offers Privacy Setting and Tools. A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

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Integrating in healthcare: 6 tools for working across boundaries

The Christensen Institute

We’ve found that when a product isn’t yet good enough to address the needs of a particular customer segment, a company must control the entire product design and production process, in order to improve it. They’re leveraging very specific tools to facilitate work across boundaries.

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