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


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


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.

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

Tech Helpful

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

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

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

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom


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


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

Digital Promise

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


Among the nine groups selected for’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

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


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.

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


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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From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning


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.

A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech


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.

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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.

The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016


Here’s a chronological roundup of stories that made the biggest bang on the edtech industry (and to a similar extent, our web traffic) in 2016. In the case of Teachscape, one of the rare edtech startups that’s stuck around for over a decade, its acquisition by Frontline Technologies marked the end of the road. Imagine K12, the company that sparked both edtech startups and other similar programs, merging with that granddaddy of tech accelerators, Y Combinator.

Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?


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.

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


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

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What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?


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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So It’s Goodbye for Now, Edtech


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

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)


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.

Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’


Ten years ago, Sal Khan set out to change that with his Khan Academy videos, which let kids replay lessons as many times as they want. Here in education, Khan doesn’t need much introduction. A lot has changed for Khan in the last decade.

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.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments


Take a video from Youtube, Khan Academy or TeacherTube and crop it to use only what you need for your lesson, record your voice on top to explain, add clarifications, or add a video introduction. How can you prepare students for workplace experiences that don’t exist yet? As an educator in this digital age, that’s one of my biggest challenges. Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present.

How to Turn a District’s Edtech Portfolio From a Hodgepodge to an Ecosystem


On the first day of school, students have laptops assigned to them, and through the district portal, they have instant access to dozens of resources and apps—from Khan Academy to Google Drive to McGraw-Hill Education. And Energy Institute High School is an inspiring example of how learning can be unleashed when a district’s edtech portfolio becomes less of a hodgepodge and more of an ecosystem.

5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Video-assisted learning is gaining momentum as the latest education technology (EdTech) trend. However, that is not what the current EdTech video learning trend is about. Such video-assisted learning platforms include myViewBoard Clips , TEDEd and the Khan Academy.

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Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board)


Despite making up such a huge percentage, late adopters and laggards rarely get invited to be a part of the edtech conversation. What about the folks on your campus that are more of the edtech “laggards”—the folks that are last in the adoption line? Khan Academy. But I can turn on Khan Academy and have 100% engagement.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. Codea , Pythonista , Khan Academy. Code Academy, Hour of Code. Sites/Apps: Khan Academy. The post What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Chromebook Idea Spark #3: Building Proportion Dolls Using G Suite, Khan Academy and Screencastify. Teachers can flip their classroom by using Google Forms to learn about ratios and proportions using Khan Academy videos and exercises. Khan Academy Kids.

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.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World


As Director of Growth at Zaya, Parida is learning how developing edtech for low-income India slums is quite different than working with American schools. As edtech moves into the developing world, there are new challenges when attempting to reach students in the lowest economic rungs. As edtech moves into the developing world, there are new challenges when attempting to reach students in the lowest economic rungs.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

Designed to offer lessons, videos, lectures, quizzes, and more that differentiate for individual students, its real power is making the resources of the most respected names in edtech available with one click. Khan Academy.

How to Integrate EdTech into Your ELL Classroom

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Given the variety of edtech tools available today, you might expect to find an array of solutions aimed specifically at ELLs and their teachers. There are, nevertheless, a lot of great edtech tools and strategies you can use with your ELLs, even if the tools themselves aren't ELL-specific.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope


The interview got quite a number of listens, likely because November said that the edtech industry had created a “mess” at one point in the interview. Hence, EdSurge decided to enter back into that conversation with November, this time in a Q&A covering his thoughts on the “$1000 pencil,” whether Khan Academy is or is not pushing the envelope, and how any change in the classroom has to start with the teacher.