How Khan Academy and Tata Trust’s recent partnership could affect the U.S. EdTech market

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In December, Tata Trusts announced a five-year partnership with Khan Academy to develop tech-enabled, high-quality and localized education resources across India by providing a personalized, mastery-based learning experience. These numbers are what make Khan Academy’s partnership with Tata Trusts so interesting because the company will be dealing with high volumes of nonconsumers who face very different challenges than children who are already attending school.

Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California

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Most people associate Khan Academy with online videos, and that’s largely what it has been since 2005 when founder and CEO Sal Khan began recording instructional clips from his closet to help his cousin better understand math. This product is designed to offer ways to assign work from a large body of standards and content that is vetted, and provide new reporting for teachers,” Khan tells EdSurge. And Khan Academy works anywhere, anytime to close academic gaps.”

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Khan Academy Buys Children’s App Developer, Duck Duck Moose, For $1

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Like many parents, Sal Khan has bought Itsy Bitsy Spider, Park Math and other educational apps created by Duck Duck Moose , a San Mateo, Calif.-based But the Khan Academy founder just scored what looks a bargain: getting the company’s entire product suite, along with its development team, for less than what he paid for those apps. 25, Duck Duck Moose announced that it has “donated” its intellectual property and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khan Academy.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

Yet, with the right online resources and edtech tools at their disposal, teachers can find ways to focus on both academics and positive relationships. For writing, Khan Academy and Quill provide feedback on students’ understanding of the rules of grammar.

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Voice and Choice - Dissecting ISTE Standard for Student "Empowered Learner"

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Platforms like YouTube and Khan Academy create opportunities for students to learn anytime, anywhere, and pretty much anything.

Free edtech won’t lead to lasting change in schools—but here’s what could

The Christensen Institute

A lifetime ago in March, it made perfect sense for edtech companies to make their products free. The release of the referenced “Students, Computers, and Learning” report rankled the edtech community by finding that more frequent computer use in schools was associated with lower results.

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A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

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Edtech can help teachers use their time, attention, and energy in new ways to make a bigger difference for their students. But the greatest benefits of edtech, I would argue, come from saving teachers’ time and enabling new instructional models.

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Three Lessons Ed-Tech Startups Can Learn From Innovator Sal Khan

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I recently watched an interview with Sal Khan, founder of the extremely successful ed-tech non-profit Khan Academy, and he touched upon three ideas that should resonate with ed-tech startups. Lessons Learned ProfessorWord Startup Life edtech professorword startup startuplessons

What Arne Duncan Said to Me Last Week

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The visit was an edtech themed visit, and spotlighted a panel discussion that included edtech pop stars Sal Khan of the Khan […]. blended learning EdTech Education Equity High School Khan Academy Teaching Twitter TechnologyOn Wednesday of last week, several members of the US Department of Education kicked off their Back to School Bus Tour at the high school where I teach science in Redwood City, California.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

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Khan Academy. There are plenty of EdTech resources to explore, and you couldn’t test them all even if you tried. Hopefully, this list of 15 EdTech resources inspired you to make your classroom more fun! education edtech educational technology teachers teaching technologyIf you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it.

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When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

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The first time I created Khan Academy playlists for each of my 100 fifth graders,” says Dong, “it took me 6 hours.” Today, KIPP Bay Area teachers can generate personalized Khan Academy playlists for their students in under 10 minutes using an automated tool. Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, teachers also had access to Khan Academy, where math content is organized by grade level. Aligning MAP to Khan Academy was a first step.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. Yet these student growth gains are not reflected in most edtech implementations.

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Dozens of Venture-Backed Startups Among Edtech Recipients of PPP Loans

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Even an investment firm that has supported dozens of edtech startups appeared on the list. When school closures started happening, edtech companies started hurting for cash. GSV Acceleration, a funder of over two dozen edtech companies, was approved for a $150,000 to $350,000 loan.

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

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The Khan Academy website and iOS/Android app has excellent resources for prepping for the SATs, GMAT, MCAT, CAHSEE, IIT JEE, and NCLEX-RN. “… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie.

3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

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Educational platforms, in particular edtech, are seeing ideas come to life as a result of crowdfunding. The success of projects on these platforms is testament to not only the capabilities of crowdfunding, but also how it will continue to reshape the US edtech landscape.

10 blended learning resources for schools

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With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Let’s take a look at 10 top edtech tools in blended schools. Khan Academy.

?Learning Equality Scores $5M From Google To Bring Edtech Offline

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Among the nine groups selected for Google.org’s big give—which also includes War Child Holland ($2 million), Khan Academy ($5 million), StoryWeaver ($3.6 Kolibri is the next iteration of KA Lite , an offline version of Khan Academy that Learning Equality Executive Director Jamie Alexandre debuted in 2012 while interning at the organization. Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

Long Live the '90s: ‘Edtech’ Crazes Every Teacher (and Student) Secretly Wishes Were Still Around

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So we rounded up the most beloved edtech tools of the ‘90s for your scrolling pleasure, from early internet sensations to the hottest hardware you just had to have. Today, it seems every edtech company out there wants to gamify learning. 2017 Equivalent: Most adaptative math programs (IXL Math, Khan Academy, DreamBox) have some gamification element. Edtech?

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6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

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While we can’t predict what the future holds for EdTech tools, we can make educated guesses as to which resources will see success in years to come. Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. Now, in addition to importing data from IXL, Khan Academy, and an adaptive learning program called Carnegie Learning , I had to transfer the achievement data from my gradebook into another system. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech

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Since that day—whether timed with O’Connor’s announcement or in anticipation of the midterm election is unclear—several edtech organizations have taken up the mantle on civics education. The nonprofit Khan Academy is launching a video-based civics series for students “interested in how government works in the United States,” according to a press release.

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. A Rising Tide of Inequality Edtech efforts at broadening access to opportunity often falter when running up against entrenched forms of inequity and discrimination.

Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer

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Check out ShellyTerrell.com/games Tynker, Prodigy, MinecraftEdu, Code.org, Kahoot, Pokémon Go, Teach Your Monster to Read, and Khan Academy Kids Motivate with learning missions and badges! Check out my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with Edtech Missions.

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?

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Mathematica breaks down the most common types of evidence that accompany edtech products ( See more details in source PDF ): Anecdotal: Impressions from user experience. Her team is currently working with three school districts and 10 charter management organizations to study the impact and implementation of edtech programs including Achieve 3000 and ST Math. WestEd is running a $3 million study of Khan Academy’s impact on community college math achievement.)

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

If not, consider this PreK – 12 resource from Khan Academy or some tools highlighted HERE. remotelearning blended learning edtech personalization Personalized Learning remote learning

Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?

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Most edtech companies enthusiastically claim to make teaching and learning more effective, efficient and convenient. For example, short cycle tutorial tools, like Khan Academy, fit tidily into many classrooms and can unobtrusively supplement traditional models on the margin. It should also help us to better align resources that philanthropists and policymakers are investing in moving people along edtech and personalized learning adoption curves.

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding

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And in addition to a library of videos, lessons and activities from 16 providers, including CK-12 and Khan Academy, teachers can upload their own materials onto Kiddom and assign them to students. But that could change as the company rolls out its newest product, Kiddom Academy. For Academy, the company plans to charge schools $20 per student per year. “We’re Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

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Khan Academy – Students will walk through video lessons that teach them about a programming language. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event.

Traffic Is Booming for Online Education Providers. But So Are Costs.

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A celebrity among education nonprofits, Sal Khan is used to hitting the fundraising trail. Throughout the years, the founder and CEO Of Khan Academy has secured tens of millions of dollars from individuals, wealthy philanthropists and corporate donors.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

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Khan Academy. A nonprofit academic organization, Khan Academy was created to provide free, high-caliber educational tools to everyone. Tutors note that parents often ask about Khan Academy and wonder whether their child should be using their content.

10 tools for blended schools

eSchool News

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Let’s take a look at 10 top edtech tools in blended schools. Khan Academy.

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Khan Academy – Students will walk through video lessons that teach them about a programming language. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event.

So It’s Goodbye for Now, Edtech

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My edtech career began in a summer school Algebra class at Envision Academy for Arts and Technology in Oakland, where we piloted Khan Academy on Google CR-47s , the technology that would become the now-ubiquitous Chromebook. I went on to EdSurge, helping to found the first online community connecting educators, entrepreneurs and funders, and learning a thing or two about edtech marketplaces along the way. There are proof points—edtech be damned!—where

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

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Khan AcademyKhan academy is a free resource for learning a variety of subject material online including math, grammar, computing and many other subjects. 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020.