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TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

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I met Nelly Yusupova as we were recruiting software engineers to teach computer science in the NYC schools. She's a software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing what she knows with others. A few weeks after we met Nelly came to see me to tell me about a...
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs
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iBooks is not the education revolution you’ve been looking for

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Apple recently announced iBooks 2 for iPad, which it promises will reinvent the textbook. Some even speculate that it will ignite a revolution in education. Why? Because iBooks are sleeker, smarter, and equipped with a seemingly endless amount of innovative features, like animation, full screen photos, and videos. It’s...
iBooks is not the education revolution you’ve been looking for
HP's new Prime graphing calculator fights smartphone envy with a touchscreen and apps

MBA Everydays

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Tom Eisenmann is a professor at Harvard Business School. He published this "best of the startup blog posts of 2012" the other day. Go take a look at it. It was a revelation to me when I saw it yesterday. I tweeted it out right away. We are witnessing an...
MBA Everydays
Spam and eggs! Codecademy goes full-on Python

Gates: Tablets in the classroom won’t work without keyboard

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Will Microsoft’s Surface tablet computer be better for students than the iPad? Bill Gates didn’t say that explicitly, but he did talk about the importance of giving students devices with keyboards when asked about the subject during one portion of an extensive interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education....
Gates: Tablets in the classroom won’t work without keyboard

Instagramming Your Resume is as Useless As It Sounds

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(Photo: Instagram) David Mas, a graphic designer based in Crevillente, Spain, was just looking for a creative way to stand out in his crowded field. So he turned to the land of sepia filters and brunch photos for help, natch. Mr. Mas created an Instagram account, @esto_es_un_curriculum, to showcase his skills and...
Instagramming Your Resume is as Useless As It Sounds

Australian college gives out 11,000 iPads to staff, students

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Joining several other Australian schools, the University of Western Sydney will distribute 11,000 iPads to all faculty and entering Freshman class. The iPads will be used to renovate the curriculum, and unify it across six campuses, and give the students better study opportunities and a "blended learning model."......
Australian college gives out 11,000 iPads to staff, students

Facebook Lends A Hand To U.K.'s New Comp-Sci Curriculum

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Britain's Department of Education is to give its moribund ICT curriculum six of the best - with a little help from Facebook. The social media firm, along with IBM and Microsoft, is to help revamp computer classes for kids, after its curriculum was axed earlier this year as not being...
Facebook Lends A Hand To U.K.'s New Comp-Sci Curriculum
Encyclopaedia Britannica wiped out by Wikipedia, selling final print edition

BC Prof Suggests Young Children Need Less Formal Math, Not More

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DesScorp writes "Professor Peter Gray, a developmental psychologist and researcher at Boston College, recounts an experiment done in New Hampshire schools in 1929, where math was completely taken out of the curriculum of the poorest schools from the area until the sixth grade. The results were surprising; with just one...
BC Prof Suggests Young Children Need Less Formal Math, Not More

Booting Up: Nevada Legalizes Online Gambling, Is New Jersey Next?

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(Photo: NJ Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen) Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest were hacked this week, after a security breach at customer-service provider Zendesk allowed a hacker to access user email addresses at the three social media companies. [Wired] Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book marketing plans include “Lean in Circles,” in which women...
Booting Up: Nevada Legalizes Online Gambling, Is New Jersey Next?

37signals hits the books, buys a chunk of The Starter League (formerly Code Academy)

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37signals, the company behind popular productivity apps like Basecamp and Highrise, has just announced its first investment in a third-party company: The Starter League. The price has not been disclosed, but we do know that this is a “small, non-controlling, non-voting” investment. Formerly known as Code Academy (note: not Codecademy), The Starter League...
37signals hits the books, buys a chunk of The Starter League (formerly Code Academy)

Unified Opens An Online University For Social Media Marketers

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There are few terms more overused these days than “social media expert.” Now Unified wants to actually certify those experts, through a new program called Unified University. Unified calls itself “the first social operating platform” — it offers tools for planning, purchasing, and analyzing social media advertising campaigns. Even though...
Unified Opens An Online University For Social Media Marketers

Skillshare’s Users Are Solving the Company’s Problems

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When your startup focuses on feel-good stuff like sharing, community, giving, teaching, and learning, there’s an unplanned benefit attached: Your sharing, giving, teaching users may end up solving some difficult problems for you. Skillshare is a startup in that position. It’s a company focused on online-to-offline connections, and it’s missing a...
Skillshare’s Users Are Solving the Company’s Problems

With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market

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As competition builds among companies teaching people to code online, Portland,Ore.-based Treehouse says it has raised a “war chest” of new funds. On Tuesday, the company said it had raised $7 million in a Series B round led by Kaplan Ventures and including the Social+Capital Partnership. The new cash brings...
With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market

MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy

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We'll forgive you if you failed to take MIT up on its offer take its courses for free when it rolled out its MITx online learning platform last year. However, Harvard took notice of its efforts, and has joined MIT online to form the edX platform and offer courses...
MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy

Manager/Director of Curriculum

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Manager/Director of Curriculum

On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved instructors earn $10k or more

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Earlier this summer, online learning startup Udemy said the top earning instructors in its marketplace were making six-figure earnings. But, apparently, it turns out that a fair number of their peers aren’t doing so badly either. The San Francisco-based startup told GigaOM that a quarter of its approved instructors will...
On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved instructors earn $10k or more

How Kinect, smartphones and programming are reshaping high school

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Tech-minded teachers from across the country are on the Microsoft campus in Redmond this week, sharing some of the new ways they’re incorporating technology into their classrooms. The event is the company’s Partners in Learning U.S. Forum. See the video above for highlights from my tour of the event...
How Kinect, smartphones and programming are reshaping high school

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

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Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses. Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content,...
Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

How These Public School Teachers Made $4.4 Million Selling Lesson Plans Online

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Teaching is by no means a very financially rewarding profession. Even though teachers are doing one of the most important jobs in society, full-time public school teachers make a mere $56,069 per year on average. That's where Teachers Pay Teachers comes in.  The online marketplace for course materials and lesson...
How These Public School Teachers Made $4.4 Million Selling Lesson Plans Online

Kids can teach each other to code

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Why a new ICT curriculum may be the right answer to the wrong problem...
Kids can teach each other to code

Does the future for Europe's young unemployed lie online?

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In France, there are 70,000 unfilled jobs in the digital sector – specialist academies are turning 'dropouts' into developersSouheil Hajem, 20, always had a taste for IT. However, he doesn't define himself as a "geek", and didn't realise his skills were sought after. For him, it was just a hobby....
Does the future for Europe's young unemployed lie online?

TI-Nspire rethinks the graphing calculator for the iPad (video)

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With tablets slowly working their way into the classroom, it wasn't a huge stretch to realize that Texas Instruments would bring a graphing calculator app to the table, but would you believe its solution is just hours away? The company has revealed TI-Nspire for the iPad, which is currently...
TI-Nspire rethinks the graphing calculator for the iPad (video)

VIDEO: Could a robot have real feelings?

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The University of Reading is trying to revolutionise the way science is seen by school children, giving hundreds of teenagers the opportunity to think outside the constraints of the curriculum....
VIDEO: Could a robot have real feelings?

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

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

News Corp. to challenge Apple's iPad in education with Amplify Tablet

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News Corporation, parent company to Fox News, will enter the education sector this fall with not only a tablet-based curriculum but its own Amplify Tablet, aimed at taking on Apple's iPad in K-12 technology....
News Corp. to challenge Apple's iPad in education with Amplify Tablet
General Assembly: Big Data, Cloud Services On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch
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