Powerful Edtech for Adult Learners: Three Product Demos

Digital Promise

A recent report from SRI found that not only do educators see great potential for edtech, but learners also really like using edtech tools. Watch the webinar below to learn about three edtech products designed specifically for the adult learner: Cell-Ed offers mobile skills training for language, literacy, and workforce development. The post Powerful Edtech for Adult Learners: Three Product Demos appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Organic Edtech Coaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers. Adam Juarez talks about organic edtech coaching and how to cultivate those relationships. He leads teachers in implementing technology into their lessons through one-on-one coaching, demo lessons and professional development.

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Online YC Demo Day Includes A Byju’s Rival, Quiz Bowl App, Parenting Advice Platform

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COVID-19 led to a more demure, online-only version of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s demo day event this week for its winter cohort. Here’s a look at some of the education-related companies “presenting” among the 197 companies in YC’s winter 2020 batch. This isn’t CEO Erika Hairston’s first foray into edtech. The co-founders—CEO Kunaal Satija and chief operating officer Hardik Dhamija—are no strangers to edtech.

Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

EdNews Daily

If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different. Like everything else in education, the devil is in the details. By Charles Sosnik.

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

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge. The Role of Logic Models in Edtech Adoption.

Can ‘Equity-Based Pricing’ Make Edtech Products More Accessible?

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The new pricing model, which will go into effect on August 1, works like this: The company will look at data from the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Education, GreatSchools and other sources to see what percentage of a district’s student population is eligible for free or reduced lunch. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Edtech Business EntrepreneurshipIn Finland, a speeding ticket can cost six figures.

Thankful For EdTech

CUE

Tis the season to be thankful, so I took to Twitter to ask educators what they were thankful for when it came to EdTech. I’m writing a Giving EdTech Thanks article for @cueinc blog. Please send me a tweet with what in edtech you’re thankful for. I’m thankful for the opportunities edtech has given me with my PLN and access to experts all over the world. I’m thankful that #EdTech has unlocked opportunities for Ss with special needs.

¡EdTech Brunch con EdTechTeam en la U!

EdTechTeam

Dispositivos Chromebook, herramientas colaborativas, aplicaciones para potenciar el trabajo de los docentes y estudiantes fueron el centro del EdTech Brunch realizado el sábado 27 de octubre en el Laboratorio de Aprendizaje Docente, LAD, en la Universidad del Norte en Barranquilla.

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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. The idea behind doing the accelerator is that this is an opportunity for us to share with [the startups] what we know about education, but it really is also giving us a portfolio of solutions we can bring to our customers,” says Intel’s VP and General Manager of Government and Education John Galvin. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy

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Building a successful edtech strategy boils down to goal setting and finding the right foundations from the beginning. Even if that sounds simple, there are some barriers that technology specialists and school leaders face when working with edtech. What’s your edtech plan?

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

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What was once the premier, must-go conference in the education technology industry is now going away. Last week, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that its education technology group will no longer operate as its own division beginning July 1. based membership association will no longer hold its annual education technology conferences, once staple events for industry leaders. It was essentially the go-to association for the edtech industry.”

42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Over the past months, many educators have been sharing resources, best practices, and more about distance learning.

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

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Four-and-a-half years after Amazon first released Alexa, its voice-activated virtual assistant, the technology is finding its footing in education. 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.

EdTech Expo 16 - free educational technology conference - 2-12-16 Westchester NY

Educational Technology Guy

Ed Tech Expo 16 is a free educational technology conference being held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Westchester Marriot in Westchester, NY. There will be some great sessions around edtech, along with vendors with demos and products. 2016 looks to be a milestone year in educational technology. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

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He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. Previously a consultant and policy adviser to Michael Gove, the United Kingdom’s former Secretary of Education, Martin first explored growth opportunities for international education companies in Africa in 2015, after leaving his gig at Boston Consulting Group. Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate. From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Explore a demo of Frontier.

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How Education Technology Will Revolutionize Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

The school, in turn, cannot turn its back on this new reality, but must incorporate educational technology into pedagogical practices. For this, educators need to seek information and knowledge. Some educators may think that the rise of technological tools is replacing professionals.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. Read on for three use cases of emerging technologies in education, and check out our recent prototyping projects here.

Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete

Edsurge

Many have created new staff positions or entirely new departments, such as Technology Integration, to act as liaisons between teachers and traditional IT departments, and to help teachers use edtech in the classroom. We have also added demo-slams to our bimonthly faculty meetings where one teacher gets to talk about a success in his or her classroom and encourage others to apply that success. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

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Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?

EdTech4Beginners

Google with their Google Expeditions, Nearpod, zSpace , MEL Science are tutoring school teachers on how to adopt the technology to increase levels of interactivity in education. zSpace has been doing demos for teachers throughout the US where you can opt in at the nearest location. According to a GreenlightVR repor t, 64% of consumers are ready for the education industry to adopt VR to increase the quality of training and materials in science.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Educational institutes have been practicing the traditional teaching method since ages. Which means, it is time for educational institutes to bring some changes to its teaching methods. A popular alternative to traditional education is online education or eLearning. The online education model is basically trying to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional education system, while also providing additional benefits. REQUEST DEMO READ MORE.

News from the Y: The Latest Edtech Startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Class

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Over Monday and Tuesday earlier this week, entrepreneurs from 189 startups took the stage for Demo Day, the de-facto graduation ceremony for Y Combinator, one of the technology industry’s most recognizable startup accelerator programs. Among the graduates were a half dozen education technology companies. That also applies to “bootcamp” models of online learning, which made up half of the six edtech graduates. Here’s a glance at the newest players in the edtech industry.

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Teachers: Sometimes It’s Nicer to Say No—Especially to Edtech Salespeople

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In my years of selling technology to different industries, I’ve never encountered nicer prospects and customers than those in K-12 education. I think it’s because educators are caring people who work with children or on behalf of children all day. Saying no to a persistent salesperson is a form of rejection, and that’s just not something I’ve seen educators demonstrate easily. I’ll begin with the nice educators. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

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for startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 Demo Day. Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. Education moves relatively slow, he says, and trends don’t tend to shift in six months.

Which Virtual Reality Headset Is Perfect For Education?

EdTech4Beginners

Education has moved on from pencils, pens and paper – and onto the virtual age with interactive white boards and tablets. Furthering the frontier of technology in education is Virtual Reality, a computer-generated simulation of a 3D environment that can be interacted with in a physical way by a person using special electronic equipment , ordinarily goggles. There’s also a brief and easy-to-understand tutorial demo that shows you briefly how to use it.

Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

Edsurge

After all, running an education startup tests patience and wallets. Firms that specialize in the education industry involve Arcady Bay Partners, Berkery Noyes, Cherry Tree, Oaklins DeSilva & Phillips and Tyton Partners. Education Technology Mergers and AcquisitionsOnce your startup picks up steady traction, you, your colleagues or your investors will begin thinking of next steps.

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

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There were all the usual trappings of a startup demo day. Outside the Computer History Museum, where its 26th demo day was held, an autonomous tractor drove in circles next to a massive 3D printer assembling an office pod. Back to life and reality, the latest graduating class of 141 will be putting their best foot forward in an effort to woo investors at Demo Day. Brady has now overseen 11 cohorts of education technology startups over the past seven years.

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Edsurge

Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? Of the many projects, collaborations and ideas to emerge from the Lab that have to do with education, a few in particular stand out: Kiwi Mobile AR Today’s high school students are more connected than ever.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. Read on for three use cases of emerging technologies in education, and check out our recent prototyping projects here.

Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

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The education industry’s current fascination with income share agreements—in which students typically pay a percent of their future income in lieu of upfront tuition—is no better exemplified than in the current crop of graduates from Y Combinator. More than half of the accelerator’s current education companies offer ISAs to attract students to their services. What a great model—it’s an amazing education for people for free,” says Geoff Ralston, president of Y Combinator. “We

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

Edsurge

During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. That was a major question we explored at the EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium in Washington D.C. Vendors as a source of edtech information and influence. But such research on specific edtech products is rare.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Now in its 25th Demo Day, the Silicon Valley accelerator has created a machine for turning fledgling ideas into businesses that get investors salivating—and writing checks. Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. YC Demo Day 1 has begun @ycombinator #ycdemoday pic.twitter.com/YOem8vP3oG.

Yeehaw! JiJi Shares New ST Math with Texas Educators

MIND Research Institute

JiJi—ST Math’s lovable penguin mascot—was so excited to join Texas educators during the week of February 3rd at TCEA 2020 , one of the nation’s leading edtech conferences. Technology and education is no longer a walkway.

Virtual Reality Apps for Education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education: (these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also) Cardboard (free) Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. Try out a set of included demos as well • Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth. Real Uses of Virtual Reality in Education: How Schools are Using VR.

Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

Edsurge

But how is machine learning playing out in education—and how does it impact not just students, educators and parents, but also the businesses building technology tools to support teaching and learning? At the SF Edtech Meetup, hosted by EdSurge on July 10, four panelists gathered to discuss the challenges around deploying machine learning in the classroom and the boardroom. Education Technology Events Community

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