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After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

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If you happened to pass through AOL’s offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature “founder squatter.” Say what? Following in the grand boot-strapping, couch-surfing tradition, last winter, Eric Simons spent two months squatting at AOL’s office, sleeping on...
After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

USC students turn to mobile apps for online classes

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With many colleges offering online classes as part of their curricula, students are increasingly turning to mobile devices to supplement live sessions with teachers and classmates alike....
USC students turn to mobile apps for online classes
Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use

Learning to Code? Codecademy Adds Beginner Languages HTML and CSS

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Despite its promise to turn anyone into a computer programmer through interactive online tutorials — and its more than 1 million registered users, including New York City Mayor Bloomberg — Codecademy hasn’t been equipped to teach the most basic programming languages until now. On Monday, the startup will launch...
Learning to Code? Codecademy Adds Beginner Languages HTML and CSS

Nintendo DS Enters Schools in Japan This Fall

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Japanese elementary and high school students are sure to make their American counterparts jealous this coming school year, when the popular Nintendo DS video game handheld makes its way into the classroom.Of course, the focus of using the device will be on education and learning as opposed to straight-up...
Nintendo DS Enters Schools in Japan This Fall
Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Remember CliffNotes? This Startup Could Wipe It Out

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Rap Genius, the lyrics site that breaks down the meaning behind rap songs, has launched a new project called Poetry Brain. Instead of annotating rap songs, Poetry Brain offers crowdsourced annotations of classic literary texts, poetry, academic papers, and even political speeches. "We hope to make it the best annotated...
Remember CliffNotes? This Startup Could Wipe It Out

Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data

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We’re all a bit tired of the “X is Twilio for Y” brand of analogies (though it’s refreshing to see more of Twilio in this equation than Airbnb these days), but if ever there were an industry in need of some modern, standardizing APIs it would be education. Thankfully, Clever,...
Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data

Amidst STEM Education Hype, NoRedInk Is On A Mission To Fix America's Grammar Problem

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With the November elections right around the corner, education reform is a hot topic these days, thanks to a flood of reports indicating that the U.S. has fallen behind its peers on a number of educational fronts — from enrollment and high school graduation rates to achievement and teacher salaries....
Amidst STEM Education Hype, NoRedInk Is On A Mission To Fix America's Grammar Problem

EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU

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InstaEDU wants to become a truly scalable on-demand video tutoring platform, and Course Hero needs a way to dogfood its online education tools. So InstaEDU has just sold its in-person in-home tutoring business Cardinal Scholars to Course Hero for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help both startups disrupt the...
EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU
How to create a business making educational videos

YogiPlay's New Parent Center App Helps Parents Find Quality, Educational Apps For Kids

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Menlo Park-based YogiPlay, the educational-focused recommendation service for children’s apps, is today announcing its “Parent Center” app is available across all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Google Play, Kindle and Nook. The company, backed by $1 million in venture funding, introduced its app rating system called “YogiMeter” earlier this summer, with plans to further...
YogiPlay's New Parent Center App Helps Parents Find Quality, Educational Apps For Kids

"Buffy vs Edward" remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate

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Jonathan McIntosh is a remix video artist, new media teacher, and fair use advocate. All of his recent remix projects can be found on his website rebelliouspixels.com. You can also follow him on twitter @radicalbytes. Jonathan McIntosh It has been three and a half years since I first uploaded...
"Buffy vs Edward" remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate
Clever makes teaching with education technology as easy as 1,2,3

Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

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As kids head back to school this month and next, some will find a rather new arrangement greeting them: blended classrooms. These don’t feel like the ways that many of us attended class, with a single teacher lecturing at students from front and center (“Bueller?”). As it’s difficult–if not impossible–for...
Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

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i'll use this curriculum for @frav3n someday ~ Evolutionary Curricula for Children and Youth ~http://bit.ly/d6C5Vq #parenting

Lessons Worth Sharing: TED Launches New Video Series for High School Students and Teachers

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TED, the organization behind the popular conference series with the same name, just launched a new initiative that aims to bring TED-like video content to high school students. The idea here is to repackage existing TED talks as well as videotaped lessons from teachers around the world with additional graphics...
Lessons Worth Sharing: TED Launches New Video Series for High School Students and Teachers

Copyright Insanity: School Policy Requires Students Hand Over Copyright On All Work

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There are some absolutely ridiculous situations created by the fact that all creative works are automatically granted a copyright on being put into a fixed form. Mostly, we just ignore these situations, because the vast majority of them never matter. But, as copyright has become more and more ridiculous, some...
Copyright Insanity: School Policy Requires Students Hand Over Copyright On All Work
Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use

Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning

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As colleges and universities strain their resources to accomodate an ever-growing, diverse student body, it becomes increasingly difficult to track the progress of individual students and figure out what’s working in their curricula, coursework, testing, and teaching styles. An appalling number of students in the U.S. are still dropping out...
Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning
EXPLAINER: Everything you need to know about MOOCs

New U.K. Edtech Entity To Spend Up To $77M Acquiring European E-Learning Firms Over Next 18 Months To Build Regional Giant

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Expect a swathe of consolidation in the European e-learning sector in the coming months. Edxus Group, a new London-based corporate operating edtech company, is planning to plough in €50-60 million ($64-$77 million) over the next 18 months to develop and acquire European e-learning businesses and build out a single regional player with the...
New U.K. Edtech Entity To Spend Up To $77M Acquiring European E-Learning Firms Over Next 18 Months To Build Regional Giant
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