Video Observation Company Introduces Low-Tech Tripod Tool

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“Whether educators are using smartphones or tablets for filming, the paper tripod is designed to work for most mobile devices popular today,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena

This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

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That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year. I felt so grateful,” she says in the video.

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

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But when 10th grader Dean Levinson approached him with an idea to enhance their recently installed wireless screen-mirroring and video streaming technology from Vivi , it may have been the first time a kid had actually asked before he hacked.

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch. Today they talk about what makes a great learning video and how to select good videos on YouTube for K-6 students. K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning.

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How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

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Today, as an associate teaching professor of economics at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, Wooten is on the flip side of the camera; he creates his own short educational videos to enhance traditional reading materials and lectures. Videos can help “make the invisible visible.”

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Videos are the modern essay. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks.

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Videos are the modern essay. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks.

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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

No extra effort for the video creator. In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web.

Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Educational Technology Guy

Designs is working on a new motorcycle for a company called Loopster , that has something to do with online video work. I go check it out and, lo and behold, it''s a free online video editor! Loopster is a free service that let''s you easily create and edit videos online.

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Verizon Surcharge Will Affect Other Education Companies—Not Just Remind

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A new fee Verizon plans to impose on its business customers has galvanized educators this week to rally around the school messaging service Remind—so much so that the telecoms company agreed to make an exception and waive the impending fee for Remind’s K-12 users. 1, will be passed on to at least a dozen education companies—not just the one getting all the attention. But to pay for it, the company is charging an additional fee to all of its business customers.

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.

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?

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On the homepage of the health technology company Akili Interactive , there sits an intriguing line of copy: “Time to Play Your Medicine.” That tagline serves as something of a futuristic mission statement for the Boston-based company, which focuses on bringing brain-training video games to market and is seeking to produce the first FDA-approved game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. She singles out video games as a common example.

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As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

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It has been just over two years since LinkedIn shocked the industry by buying Lynda.com, a library of video courses, for $1.5 A graphic designer himself, Golding argued that professors can’t teach effectively these days without instructional designers, especially when video lecturers are part of the mix. What is the philosophy behind joining a library of video courses with a professional-networking site? You taught courses at Lynda.com before LinkedIn bought the company.

VideoBot saves you time and energy when uploading classroom teaching videos

Edthena

They manage getting the classroom videos ready to share for reflection and analysis. Why does an education company need bots? In the early days of Edthena, all videos were compressed using an installed application on teachers’ computers. Did you upload a gif instead of a video?

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

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If Blade Runner had a classroom scene, it might look something like the promotional video by BrainCo, Inc. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. based startup was incubated in the Harvard Innovation Lab, and last year the company received $5.5

Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

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Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! I've had the pleasure of working with this company.

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PBS KIDS Video App

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Chock full of quality children’s programs, the newly updated PBS KIDS Video App is an absolute no-brainer download for families, and for preschool and primary classrooms and libraries. The Electric Company. stream videos to your television using Chromecast.

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Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008

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About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce. EdSurge: First, tell us how this ‘Shift Happens’ video came together.

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Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

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But this week a Udacity official called MOOCs “dead,” leading to questions about what that means for one of the company’s offerings (which still include free MOOCs). Udacity’s co-founder, Sebastian Thrun, famously announced a “pivot” away from MOOCs back in 2013, and since then the company has focused its energies on paid sequences of courses called “nanodegrees” that it produces in cooperation with large tech employers.

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Live Online Video Classes Are ‘The New Face-to-Face.’ So How Many Students Can They Handle at a Time?

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An experimental university announced last week that its home-grown online teaching platform can now handle up to 400 students at a time via live video. Lawrence DeBrock Over the past year the company has been working to sell its online platform and curriculum to other universities.

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Using Skype Video Conferencing To Connect Our Classrooms

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In this episode, Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Stacey Ryan to discuss how Skype video conferencing is being used to connect her classrooms worldwide. The post Using Skype Video Conferencing To Connect Our Classrooms appeared first on TeacherCast.

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Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

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Premium Education content – Free one-year subscription to Brightstorm.com with access to over 6,000 HD video lessons in Math, Science, English and AP subjects plus ACT prep (MSRP: $179). With Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, NComputing provides millions of U.S.

Company and District Partnership: The Secret Sauce to a Successful Edtech Implementation

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Districts should seek out edtech companies that provide partnership-focused support which is oriented toward long-term success from day one – not just when you buy a whole-district contract. So how do districts find technology companies that are most likely to help them succeed?

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. We have always worked with corporations and companies, it’s part of the DNA here at MIT in terms of our research and innovation,” says Piloto.

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Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid

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A video-discussion platform originally started by a University of Minnesota professor to keep in touch with students for a course he was teaching has been purchased by tech giant Microsoft. The tool, called Flipgrid , is based on a simple idea—that people on a team (or in a class) might want to share short videos within their group but not with the whole internet. Flipgrid had raised more than $17 million in venture funding since the company was founded in 2014.

Simutrans - free game - goal is to establish a successful transport company

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Simutrans is a free simulation game with the goal to establish a successful transportation company. Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Related: Game On - Increasing Learning through Online Games Mission Biotech - free, educational science video game Educational Games - lots of them Angry Birds Space and NASA team up for fun science Roller Coaster Game as Learning Tool in Physics Video Games as learning tools (Angry Birds) 35 Educational Games and Resources.

Spice Up Your Flipped Class Videos with a Lightboard

Turning Learning On Its Head

This past year during FlipCon Australia, Joel Speranza introduced me to a new way to make flipped videos. See a sample video I created using my forward board. What I love about videos made with lightboards is that for most teachers, it seems intuitive.

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What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?

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Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). Teachers interested in tutoring online can create a profile and upload videos of their instruction on the platform. At the scheduled time, the teacher and student engage in a live video chat for the lesson, after which the teacher can give parents feedback on their child’s progress.

More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

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In the heartland of America, one company is raising big bucks in a bid to capture this lucrative market. Louis-based company’s $50 million Series B round, which closed in November 2015. Already boasting 4,000 tutors covering 1,000 subjects, the company is on the hunt for more teachers. That feature is a far evolution from the company’s humble beginnings in Washington University, where Cohn started the business as a student in 2007. Tutoring is big business.

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CodeNow launches #CodeHow videos

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New video series aims to teach teenagers about coding. CodeNow, a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented, diverse high school students how to code, is launching #CodeHow, an online video tutorial series designed specifically for teens and accessible for free on YouTube.

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Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge

TeachThought - Learn better.

Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge. In part 1, we argued that video games can indeed teach your students. The game creator actually let me review to the document that won his company their education grant. Using Video Games in School.

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Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom

Wired Campus

Among today’s students, videos as an educational tool are as expected as textbooks. A new study has found that 68 percent of students watch videos in class, and 79 percent watch them on their own time, outside of class, to assist in their learning. Company Watch Libraries

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Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies

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And, over the last year – alongside the disrupters – firms that provide technologies that help colleges and universities operate and deliver in a digital world have garnered some of the more significant venture funding rounds, including for example Panopto (lecture capture), Kaltura (video), Examity (remote proctoring), and Knewton (analytics), among others. The rallying cry among many higher-education startups is “disrupting” college as we know it.

Just like Bullet Trains, We’re Constantly Monitoring Reliability and Speed (of Video Uploads)

Edthena

There’s a striking similarity between Japan’s bullet trains and the Edthena Video Tool: they’re both known for being reliable and fast. Video Upload Reliability. Video coaching can’t happen if the videos aren’t online. Video Upload Speed.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

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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. EdConnective : Video-based coaching system for teachers that connects educators to trained coaches with rubric-based evaluations.

This Standing-Room-Only Class Features Music Videos, a Gaming App and. Breathalyzers

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He has been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Garg, who is now one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching bestowed by Baylor University. You can also watch this Course Hero video on Vimeo. Garg is an innovative educator, famous at UCLA for the organic chemistry music video extra-credit assignment he initiated. See below for a complete list of Garg’s Video Hall of Fame).

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YouTube Searches Favor Videos That Attack Public Education, Scholar Finds

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Among the top results: a slick animated video called “Problems in Public Education,” a rant arguing that all public education “kills creativity,” and a video essay titled “public ‘education’ has become indoctrination and distraction.” A substantial amount of these videos contained blunt attacks on public education,” Keskin writes in the paper. To avoid bias in his research, he had an independent coder rate the videos.

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Class Tech Tips: Movie-Making in the STEM Classroom with Spark Video

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If you’re looking for new ways for students to show off what they have learned, consider introducing a STEM activity with Spark Video. Then students can add narration, music, and text to their video. They can share this video on a school YouTube page or with their classmates.

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LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

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LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com to better connect the global workforce, says company. Eventually it hopes to “map the global workforce” by creating profiles for each company, and job within that company, as well as the skill sets required to obtain those jobs.