Powerful Edtech for Adult Learners: Three Product Demos

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A recent report from SRI found that not only do educators see great potential for edtech, but learners also really like using edtech tools. The post Powerful Edtech for Adult Learners: Three Product Demos appeared first on Digital Promise.

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

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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.

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

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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.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech


The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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


Four-and-a-half years after Amazon first released Alexa, its voice-activated virtual assistant, the technology is finding its footing in education. Kahoot, a game-based learning company with a trove of millions of educational quizzes, also announced its first Alexa skill this week.

¡EdTech Brunch con EdTechTeam en la U!


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


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

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

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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.

Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement


For the past three years, Bart Epstein has been busy running the Jefferson Education Accelerator, a “research accelerator” based at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. As a part-investment, part-research firm, the accelerator offered a unique proposition to education technology companies that hoped to marry rigorous research practices into the development of their tools. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019


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.

Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator


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.


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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Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?


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.

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


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 Acquisitions

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Which Virtual Reality Headset Is Perfect For Education?


Education has moved on from pencils, pens and paper – and onto the virtual age with interactive white boards and tablets. There’s also a brief and easy-to-understand tutorial demo that shows you briefly how to use it.

NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets


New York City never sleeps and, apparently, neither does its effort to galvanize the education technology startup ecosystem. Today, the Big Apple’s edtech accelerator—a collaborative effort by New York University, venture capital firm Rethink Education, and StartEd, an industry network—announced the next dozen startups for its three-month program. Something that’s fundamentally shifted in the last decade are the private equity firms and their interest in edtech companies.

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Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete


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


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


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

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


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.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

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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.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019


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.

Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates


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. Here’s a look at the latest edtech crop.

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups


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


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.

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?


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


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.

Google PD at your Fingertips! How to Find the EdTech Team's Past Google Summit Resources

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I love the EdTech Team! The amount of professional development the Team continually provides throughout the year to educators around the world is staggering, as evidenced by the interactive map on the EdTechTeam Events page.

Virtual Reality Apps for Education

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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


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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5 Educational Technology Trends for Digital Classrooms in 2017

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Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition


Those hats were represented in the panel of judges at this week’s SXSW EDU Launch Competition , which included Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; Vince Chan, co-founder at Creta Ventures; Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google for Education; and your correspondent. The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape.

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets


an all time online connection between you and your students; a personalized learning environment; a good resource distribution platform; the ability of connecting many other edtech apps via a chrome plugin, such as BookWidgets. education Bookwidgets edtech Google Classroom teaching

Want Better Education Tools? A Look Inside Camelback Ventures' Diverse Pipeline of Entrepreneurs


But in a space as diverse as public education, where K-12 students are 50 percent female and students of color comprise a larger percentage of the population than white students, there’s a fundamental disconnect between creators and users. And higher education isn’t too different. His remarks opened the New Orleans-based incubator’s second demo day on August 4 in Oakland, CA. to inspire more men of color to become educators. "It

Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

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Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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