Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab. This is a sponsored blog post by Wonder Workshop. So, out of all of the items I had available, Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop were the ONLY ones which I didn’t have to help my students figure out.

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

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For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key


Students work on a volcano project developed from a special STEAM workshop for educators. Teachers were encouraged to wander around and soak up the conference, but Zblewski, who was recovering from knee surgery, parked herself with colleagues in a room set up by Crayola to highlight its creatED series of professional development workshops, which cover art integration, creative leadership and breaking down science and math concepts visually.

Join Me This Year For Some Exciting Workshops During the 2019 ISTE Conference!


TeacherCast Educational Podcasting Workshop: (8:30 – 11:30). Who is this workshop designed for? This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in learning about Educational Podcasts and Educational Podcasting. Who is this workshop designed for?

TechShop launches maker space workshops for educators

eSchool News

Maker space workshop guides educators and librarians through the nuts and bolts. Seizing hold of the booming maker movement, a new four-day workshop will walk educators through the steps of designing, equipping, and operating successful, safe and inspirational public maker spaces.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers


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. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2018 Data-Collection Workshop Series


BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 23, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 21 free hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to integrate Vernier data-collection technology—including the new Vernier Go Direct wireless sensors—into their curriculum.

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.

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.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall


BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!


This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family.

Sales Tips: How Staying on Top of the News Can Help You Close Sales


Sales Tips: How Staying on Top of the News Can Help You Close Sales. By Drew Steigerwald, Co-Founder of 1440 daily news digest. Creative Commons photo: Source.

Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company


Those may be commonly-used metaphors to describe ideal workers at fast-growing tech companies. One of the biggest pet peeves for Jessica Santana, co-founder of New York On Tech , a nonprofit that prepares underrepresented students for technology careers, is when companies assume that attracting and recruiting diverse candidates is a quick and inexpensive effort. But even companies that can’t splash out that kind of money can still make a difference. Ninjas. Rockstars.

Robot Maker Wonder Workshop Raises a $20M Series B to Expand Internationally


Wonder Workshop is dashing towards new markets, especially China. The company’s flagship products are two round blue robots aimed at introducing students six to 12 to computational thinking. Wonder Workshop claims that more than 4,000 elementary schools in the US and 2,000 across the rest of the world have incorporated Dash and Dot into their curricula already. Wonder Workshop has shipped almost 150,000 robots in the past year and a half.

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data


Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, and education companies are not immune to criticisms either. However, drawing that line may be difficult as education technology companies increasingly hire researchers to analyze data on product usage to drive further improvements—thus blurring the lines between research and commercial data collection.

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Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies


5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc.

HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Dan says when a company will send you stickers and they have millions of dollars, you can push back and say we have costs. That doesn''t cost company anything or much. That is sometimes tricky with larger companies, but smaller companies will write you a personal check. Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. He suggests if you run one for a district, you should do a 1/2 day one to people can adjust to that type of learning.

K-12 Dealmaking: Sesame Workshop, Reach Capital Form Partnership; Brainly Raises $15M

Marketplace K-12

In recent dealmaking news, Sesame Workshop and Reach Capital unveiled a new partnership to support start-ups. And a social learning network for middle and high school students and a math tutoring company received funds from the investment community. Sesame Workshop Partners with Reach Capital: Sesame Workshop, through its Sesame Ventures investment arm, and Palo Alto, Calif.-based Million: Tablet-based tutoring company Tabtor Math has raised $3.7

K-12 Dealmaking: EverFi Raises $40 Million; Wonder Workshop Picks Up $20 Million

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, ed-tech company EverFi has raised $40 million from investors who include Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, while children’s robot company Wonder Workshop raised $20 million. Advance Publications, Rethink Impact, and Silicon Valley Bank are new investors and join a group that includes Allen and Company and Warhorse. The company has raised $61 million to date, according to CrunchBase.

K-12 Dealmaking: Sesame Workshop Launches VC Arm; PowerSchool Buys Interactive Achievement

Marketplace K-12

Recent deals in the K-12 market include not only moves by huge players like McGraw-Hill Education, but also activity by Sesame Workshop, PowerSchool, and EverFi. Sesame Workshop: The creator of Sesame Street has partnered with Collaborative Fund to focus on early-stage startups in the areas of education technology, health and nutrition and social, cultural and family development, according to Sesame Workshop. EverFi Partners With Mary Kay: Cosmetics company Mary Kay Inc.

ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference


Over 20 of ISTE’s many workshop and lectures promise to support educators in building thoughtful, confident writers through multimedia texts and digital tools like Google’s G Suite for Education and Frontier. Company Announcements EdTech NewsISTE is just a few days away, and the team at eSpark Learning is about to head to San Antonio to learn from the nation’s most innovative and dedicated educators.

Teacher 2.0 - Join My Self-Paced, Online, and Free Workshop

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

workshop in Melbourne , I got a call from Peter Slutsky. The work I did for Ning for 18 months became a model for me of what I consider to be a privileged role I''ve had for the last five years: that of trying to authentically make a difference for educators while working for commercial companies that also allowed me to keep shepherding my free social projects. About the same time that we started organizing the super-fun Teacher 2.0

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are!

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. books about Louisiana education Out of the Easy reading reading workshop Scholastic Sold teaching The Hunger Games Top Teaching Twilight vampire books Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I didn''t name my cat after a vampire.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers describe her workshops as meaningful and engaging as she models quality instructional methods that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. She brings these experiences to her workshops to help teachers put research into practice in ways that make sense.

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20 Great Books (and Eposters!) to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Students

Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education Company praises the contributions of women who shaped the world we live in today. Readers’ & Writers’ Genre Workshop: Marian Anderson and Frida Kahlo, Level R/40.

How to Teach Social Emotional Learning with the Arts (aka SEAL)

The CoolCatTeacher

An arts integration specialist, she has provided workshops, retreats and online courses for educators for over 14 years. 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 Step Back from Teacher Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

She consults with school districts and post-secondary institutions around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, conducts workshops, and presents and keynotes nationally. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

We focus on reaching community members and meeting them where they’re at through free Intro to Coding Workshops as well as partnering with organizations across the state through our Facebook partnership. These three-hour workshops are meant for anyone who is curious about coding.

Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Since then, she has provided long-term training and workshops across the US and in nine countries including Singapore, Japan, and Belgium. 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 Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark is the host of the monthly What’s New in Edu Youtube channel, the Teaching Happiness web-series and regular presenter at Executive Briefings, conferences and workshops.

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5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

She consults with school districts and post-secondary institutions around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, conducts workshops, and presents and keynotes nationally.

Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about a Wonder Workshop robotics club. Thank you, Wonder Workshop, Today’s Sponsor. Last year I judged a robotics competition for Wonder Workshop. My son loves the Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop.

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What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Alice shares her expertise through online workshops at , blogs at and tweets @ alicekeeler. 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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