Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

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Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline. However, teachers who contract with the company shed some light on the process.

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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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

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students. Vicki: Let’s talk about making videos with kids! Joe, where do we start, making videos with kids? What would be an example of a video you’ve seen in math or in history? Give us an example of a video in an unlikely subject.

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

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.

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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18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Quick take: Take a look at 18 free educational video website for teachers: 1. We searched across the internet for the best free education video websites for teachers. It is a great starting point for any teachers in building their own trusted list of educational video resources.

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Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

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For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings.

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.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

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Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. And it may all be possible, thanks to a little-known company with a rather innocuous-sounding name.

Video-Assisted Learning: Worth a Million Words

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Quick Take: Explore the different benefits of video-assisted learning in your classroom: 1. Educational videos in lessons. Flipped classroom lessons with videos. Students creating their own video lessons. One minute of video learning is worth 1.8

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

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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.

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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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.

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

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Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits

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In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group.

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.

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.

Teaching Strategies Buys ReadyRosie to Reach Parents and Children With Video Lessons

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In one of the 1,000-plus videos that ReadyRosie can text or email parents, a preschool-aged boy describes an item on a kitchen counter while a mother figure stands next to him, eyes closed, guesses the item. “It’s The Denton, Texas-based company is also growing up itself.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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