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ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

Where I’m Presenting at ISTE 2018. ISTE Bytes: a 2 Minute Overview of the GoogSmacked Panel (Presentation). Type of Event: Listen and Learn Multi Presentation. Join an ISTE Bytes session to get a preview of future presentations from the ISTE program.

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


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.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

Student data privacy advocates should note well that this is neither an issue created by educational technology, nor associated with any technology company – and is allowable under current FERPA privacy protections.

BlackTrax appoints Amptown System Company


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.

Better Presentations with Sway


I recently came across an article in Fast Company that reminded me that I had the Sway app sitting unused on my phone since February. Sway is Microsoft’s new presentation (and more!) And the presentation can be shared on social media, as well as embedded on the web.

How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

How To Present Your EdTech Solution To A School District

EdTech Authority

What are you going to say to present your product solution to a school district decision maker now that you have the opportunity? So, this first conversation, this first opportunity is a big step for your company. EdTech Companies EdTech School Sales Cycle

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

YouTube The most accessible social platform of those presented is Google's YouTube. It is a moral, ethical, and financial imperative for technology companies to develop and iterate their platforms with audience in mind following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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


He had learned some coding and development on his own through , 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

Web Filtering in K-12 Schools: The Past, Present, and Future


A handful of companies began to surface as the leaders in providing appliance web filtering solutions to deploy in the K-12 infrastructure. By Tom Walker. A Brief History of Web Filtering in K-12 Schools.

Our 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Companies Selling to Schools


They are essential to the survival of companies, and they are neither glamorous nor easy to execute. But more often than not, they are the verbal equivalent of someone presenting us with a rapidly moving treadmill and asking us to hop on and start running.

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?


As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs


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.

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur


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.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company


was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. It’s no secret that digital solutions are growing and that print companies are struggling.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’


The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor


Take Perlego , a UK-based company which gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks. And starting in August 2018, textbook publisher Cengage will let students access all of the company’s digital higher education materials for $119.99 Gupta wants the professors and experts in the field writing the textbooks to present material as if the person reading it is coming into the topic cold. “A

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


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. Certainly we need to be physically present for a lot of our work.

It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp

My Paperless Classroom

Each presenter got me more excited and thinking about the upcoming school year. During one of the sessions, a presenter began talking about how to grade innovative projects. […]. The post It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In August 2015, I was in a training organized by folks at the Washington Education Association, called, “Innovate!

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High


Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. Among the fun and games happening at ISTE in mile-high Denver this year is a pitch competition. The press release for the event says that investors are "expected to invest in at least one of the nine startups."

Companies partner to build next-gen digital products

eSchool News

Macmillan Education, a global publisher of English Language Teaching and school curriculum materials, and Blinklearning, a company at the forefront of educational technologies, have announced a global partnership to produce digital educational resources.

5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the first of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five people to follow in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 2011 The folks over at Prezi continue to make their presentation product more and more compelling. When I first learned about Prezi I was impressed by the fundamental change it brought to the art of presentations.

Pear Deck Raises $4M to Jazz Up Digital Presentations in the Classroom


Founded in 2014, Pear Deck lets teachers create and share multimedia-rich digital presentations, which students can access on their devices and respond to through text, drawings and other interactive features. The impetus behind the company can be traced to the frustrations that two of Pear Deck’s co-founders—all former classroom teachers—encountered while trying to keep their students engaged.

Today's Newsletter: Carl Hooker Presents Keynote & EdTech Poetry Slam at T&L Live Boston


vs. “What do you mean I have to upload all these student records to this textbook company?!” Guest post by Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District: Have you ever been a part of or witnessed a dysfunctional relationship?

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ve had 750 actual practitioner presentations since we started GlobalEdCon, all of which were recorded and are still available for free on the website to watch or listen to at any time. We also really hope that you will consider presenting. More information in presenting HERE.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014


Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. I thoroughly enjoyed listening the the three keynote presenters: Dan Pink, Russell Quaglia, and Sir Ken Robinson.

Google for Education Selects Frontier for “Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks” Program


Curated blog posts, videos, infographics, and activities model diverse ways of presenting information and built-in writing prompts push students to synthesize learnings from multiple sources. The 4Cs Company Announcements EdTech News ELAeSpark Learning is proud to announce that Frontier has been selected for Google for Education’s " Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks " program.

Worlds Day 1 Part 2: Sock Monkeys

Dangerously Irrelevant

Activities Blogging Guest Bloggers Higher Education International Presentations Reading Reviews Scenarios Social Media Tech Tools Videos Youth and Media As the day continued, they started matches. If you were watching on the live stream, you would have seen us in action!

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


I''ve had the pleasure of traveling the country presenting and working with Scholastic. award winning blog ed tech blog education bloggers Erin Klein Kleinspiration presenters for education teacher blog Teacher Bloggers teaching blog

5 Great Digital Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

4 AMP UP YOUR PRESENTATION Sick of conventional classroom presentations? More Presentation Resources Resources on Prezi Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students Course Hero is an online learning platform that empowers millions of students and educators to succeed.

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@Nearpod: Teaching Smarter with iPads


As I stated during my Ignite presentation at ISTE, I appreciate companies that seek out the voice of the teacher to build their platform. Once the apps are downloaded, the teacher can begin creating his or her presentations.

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ISTE NEWS: HoverCam Spotlights Next-Gen Learning Platform at ISTE 2019


The company will feature its Pilot Series of digital teaching stations; next-gen document cameras; and the debut of ClassFusion, a presentation and learning management software platform for today's digital classrooms

@edcanvas An Interactive Lesson Board!


Edcanvas: The one place to organize, present and share knowledge I recently ran across Edcanvas on Pinterest. So often, I find companies have a massive tutorial system for users to learn from or their demonstration video tends to run longer than four minutes.

Haiku Deck Introduces “Classroom” Option


Back in June of 2013, I wrote a brief post about Haiku Deck , which at the time was simply a free iPad app for creating and showing presentations. Unfortunately, if you want to be able to create more than 3 presentations you’ll now have to pay.

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’15 by the numbers

The Thinking Stick

For better or for worse there are now four different companies that I am a part of and each of those have me creating and producing content in some way shape or form for them. Day to day running of 4 companies. Who starts four companies?

Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An ed-tech company CEO shares the pros and cons of demo day, and how to use these presentation as a springboard for investment and impact. The post Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success appeared first on Market Brief.