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

Edsurge

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. She previously led LinkedIn Learning’s social learning team as a product manager.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Social Media for Collaborative Learning: One cannot ignore the importance of social media. From being an online platform to kill time, social media has evolved into one of the effective mediums to collaborate and interact. REQUEST DEMO READ MORE.

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? These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation. Street Smarts VR demos are all under 10-minutes long.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

When you scan the cube with your mobile device — it will work with an iPhone, an iPad, and it works with Android, but you have to have the Merge Cube app on it. My favorite one is one called [Galactic] Explorer , which is a solar system. Your favorite thing is the solar system.

5 Ways live streaming is going to change the future of education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Did you know more than 80% of internet and mobile audiences watched more live-videos in 2016 as compared to 2015, and streaming video accounts for more than two-thirds of all internet traffic and is expected to jump to 82% by 2020? In such a system active learning is missing.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

The online education model is basically trying to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional education system, while also providing additional benefits. More Social Interaction and Collaboration: The traditional education model allows students to interact with each other in and outside of school. With most students being active social media users, this kind of an interactive platform encourages them to share, like and comment on course contents.

10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

Kleinspiration

In general, I''ve found that mobile devices (ie: iPads) work best for younger children. As students get older, I do believe there are limitations with mobile devices. Regardless of device, there are fantastic sites and apps available for each system.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.