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.

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

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That group of colleges, companies and nonprofits is working to build an openly licensed Open Badges platform for digital certificates that professionals and students can use to show they’ve mastered certain skills (either academic or so-called “soft skills,” like collaboration or problem solving). How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? When the U.S.

MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System

Edsurge

Once the system is built, “you can use that for your university diploma or the cooking course you took at the culinary institute,” says Philipp Schmidt, director of learning innovation at the MIT Media Lab.

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Why Bloomz is the Best Parent-Teacher Communication System for Me (and Probably You)

The CoolCatTeacher

Bloomz is my parent-teacher communication system. Jessica Meacham has a comparison of all of the parent-teacher communication systems. At my school, we have a school-wide Bloomz system.

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EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). LRMs join a larger wave of student-centered, next-generation infrastructure tools that put individual students—rather than instructors, courses, or compliance-driven data collection—at the center of learning systems architecture. Moreover, companies increasingly leverage technology to enhance employee mentoring programs.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S. education system.

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

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They are essential to the survival of companies, and they are neither glamorous nor easy to execute. Company reps think they are providing a useful onramp. As a quick sidenote, and in our opinion, it’s okay for companies to sell goods and services to schools.

Why ESSA's Tier System is Only the First Step

MIND Research Institute

But educators shouldn’t rely solely on this tier system. And because these ratings do not expire, companies can stop submitting their products for evaluation once they obtain a single “gold standard” study that falls into the first tier.

TabPilot Is Now TechPilot, Names MDM System SchoolMDM

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TabPilot Learning Systems has changed its company name to TechPilot Labs. The company’s cloud-based MDM for Apple platforms takes on a new name, SchoolMDM. The company remains under the same ownership. Classroom Management System Devices Ed Tech Ticker News

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. But, it’s a “pretty big district,” and implementing a tool system-wide requires making sure it works.

‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

Edsurge

based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.” And the idea has caught the attention of investors: Insight Venture Partners is slated to acquire the DC company for more than $110 million, the Washington Business Journal reports. The company also offers a subscription-based job search and application tool called Dossier where faculty can search for job openings, grants, store letters of recommendation and other.

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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. Raising $15M to Power Schools with Kiddom Academy, a K12 Operating System. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

Edsurge

While there are laws in place such as the Families and Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that provide a baseline for protecting student privacy, tech companies can avoid these through various loopholes. For example, tech companies use such data to optimize their products and services and to create new ones. However, as it is scattered across the various school systems it remains largely inoperable.

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

Bachelors of arts degrees in the humanities decreased from 36 percent in 1970 to 23 percent in 2016, according to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Companies specializing in this area focus on connecting talent to opportunity, and startup accelerator LearnLaunch estimates more than 240 such companies have already been funded. But those fragmented solutions and companies haven’t yet solved the challenges they think exist.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

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Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. About Company. Company website: [link].

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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.

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

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companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies

Edsurge

Among the companies affected is Amplify , a New York City-based education technology company. The attack compromised personal information for anyone employed by Amplify during 2016, but not customers, including schools and students, the company reports. In a memo sent to its employees earlier this month, the company said it first learned about the phishing attack on Feb. Edtech companies are not the only ones impacted.

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.

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.

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education

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Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models. Are we talking about an existing school system?

How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure

Edsurge

As schools and districts increasingly rely on digital tools, what have companies and districts learned about safeguarding sensitive information? Survivors from high-profile breaches at two education technology companies—Edmodo and Schoolzilla—shared what they learned at the SF Edtech Meetup on Sept. The conversation focused on how companies and schools can create the protocols and culture to keep everyone smart and alert. Nothing is sacred—or secure—when it comes to data.

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. companies seeking to expand overseas.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

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was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. Badges, real prize incentives, contests, games, and much more are integrated into the single MobyMax system.

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern. ClassDojo is free for teachers, and the company is dedicated to keeping it that way. It''s easy to use and many teachers who use it have seen positive outcomes from using it with their students. The only issue was that it was online, so teachers had to go to their computers to update things.

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

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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). and testing companies have put a big emphasis on improving these standings to not much success. My point is, you are the system.

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

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Caleb Hylton, a senior majoring in information systems technology at Seminole State College of Florida, says his assigned reading is “a lot more digital.” 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

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.

Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics

Edsurge

Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. EdSurge sat down with Pittinsky last month to talk about lessons from his time at Blackboard, as well as what has surprised him most about how learning management systems have evolved (or haven’t). How did you even get the idea to make a learning management system, which was a new thing? Though it’s hard to believe, learning management systems were a disruption.)

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

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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.

What Is A Learning Management System? Why Do We Need One In Our School?

TeacherCast

On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome three Learning Management System companies on the program to discuss the important question; What Is an LMS and Why Do We Need One? The post What Is A Learning Management System?

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.”

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What Is A Learning Management System? Why Your School Should Have One?

TeacherCast

On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome three Learning Management System companies on the program to discuss the important question; What Is an LMS and Why Do We Need One? On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome three Learning Management System companies on the program to discuss the important question; What Is an LMS and Why Do We Need One? TechEducator Podcast Learning Management System

California Schools Ranking System Gets a Makeover

K-12 Schools - Education News

California is redefining the method it uses to evaluate its public schools as the state looks to make the system more transparent for parents and more precise than it has been with only test scores being used. (Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons).

Remind101 - A Safe Message System for Teachers

The Mobile Native

Now co-founders of one of the leading companies in mobile education, the Kopf brothers have found how truly impactful their product can be in the lives of educators. As a student at Michigan State University, Brett Kopf struggled with dyslexia and ADD.

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

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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.

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

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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.

TEKVOX Drop-In A/V Systems at the Heart of Next-GenerationEquipment Upgrades in 100 Classrooms at Lone Star College

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Serving more than 70,000 students in the North Houston area, Lone Star College has one of the first and largest managed Audio/Visual systems in higher education with over 1,000 classrooms spanning ten campuses. TEKVOX’s managed A/V system was the ideal choice for three main reasons.

Learn How School Districts Are Creating A United Communication System Through The Use of Smore!

TeacherCast

Check out EdTech in the Classroom today for other great podcasts featuring your favorite EdTech companies. The post Learn How School Districts Are Creating A United Communication System Through The Use of Smore!