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Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

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Edtech is a tricky beast for many reasons. One major challenge I’ve focused on during our online education month is the business model. Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn. But, as we’ve outlined, the fremium,...
Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

Q&A: How Kaplan's TechStars ed tech accelerator plans to get to the head of the class

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TechStars is a leader among general tech startup incubators, but can it work its magic in ed tech? Earlier this year, education giant Kaplan announced a new EdTech Accelerator powered by TechStars. But it’s hardly the only one. In the past few months, no less than five accelerators have launched...
Q&A: How Kaplan's TechStars ed tech accelerator plans to get to the head of the class

eProf Puts Teachers In Control Of Live, Interactive Online Classrooms

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The education sector rarely if ever gets enough attention. It’s simply not as sexy as social, mobile, local, but the tides are changing in a huge way in EdTech, and co-founder and CEO of eProf Trevor Koverko has plans to ride that wave. eProf is an online education tool...
eProf Puts Teachers In Control Of Live, Interactive Online Classrooms

Best Tech Events This Week (Open Tech NYC, First Round Capital Business+Startup, Columbia University Earth Summit, Fashion Disrupted, Startup Grind, NYC Gaming)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. First things...
Best Tech Events This Week (Open Tech NYC, First Round Capital Business+Startup, Columbia University Earth Summit, Fashion Disrupted, Startup Grind, NYC Gaming)
Resume-Killing Jobs Marketplace HireArt Wants To Help You Find A Job At An Education Startup

Apple's edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

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Apple doesn’t really talk much about iTunes U, its educational content service powered by iTunes on iOS devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a success. Apple announced today that iTunes U has reached 1 billion content downloads, a sign that schools around the world are embracing Apple’s edtech...
Apple's edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads
Where robots fail: Why education can't just be digital
The 17 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundation's Education App Contest Are Making College Easier

BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

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For awhile now “gamification” has largely existed as a buzz word. It’s felt just as ridiculous to write the word as it is to read it. However, as Tim Chang pointed out this weekend, although it’s important to avoid thinking of “gamification as the panacea,” it’s real, it’s moving beyond...
BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep
News Corp's Education Tablet May Be The Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need To Adopt Tech
Engrade Grabs $3M From Wireless Generation Co-founder To Help Teachers Manage Their Classrooms
Edmodo exec: New $25M funding is just the beginning of spike for edtech

Learndot Officially Opens To The Public To Let Any Business Build Its Own Corporate University In The Cloud

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Matygo emerged out of Vancouver’s GrowLab accelerator in late 2011 to take advantage of the growing popularity of the “flipped classroom” philosophy in education, which, as Knewton describes it, seeks to invert traditional methods of teaching by delivering instruction online (through videos, etc.) outside of class, while moving homework into...
Learndot Officially Opens To The Public To Let Any Business Build Its Own Corporate University In The Cloud
Goalbook Nabs $915K From NewSchools & More To Help Teachers Transform Special Education

Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

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Frank Catalano I’m the kind of guy who worries when something gets too popular. I looked askance at novels (especially science fiction) that made it to mainstream bestseller lists when written by otherwise mediocre authors. I avoided buying any footwear or polo shirt that was named for, or sported images...
Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

Pearson launches Catalyst, a 3-month education tech startup incubator program

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UK-based publishing and education giant Pearson, too, would like to ride the startup incubator wave. This morning, the learning company announced the launch of Pearson Catalyst, a 3-month-or-longer incubator program for education (or ‘edtech’) startups. According to the release, the program will “match startups with Pearson brands to deliver pilot...
Pearson launches Catalyst, a 3-month education tech startup incubator program

The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online

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Since spotting Twitter's power for connecting subject specialists, Joe Dale has been an ambassador of social networking. Here, he describes Twitter's impact on the MFL teaching communityEver since I was first inspired by the power of technology for enhancing language learning, I've been passionate about connecting with similar enthusiastic educators....
The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online

Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms

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Props are owed to companies like Blackboard and Moodle for being early movers in the educational software space, particularly in helping catalyze innovation in learning management systems (LMS). The problem is, of course, they began over a decade ago and there haven’t exactly been a flurry of raving reviews since....
Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms
How one edtech startup is selling to the impossible K-12 market (hint: it's not by going bottom-up)
Joel Klein: Just Putting A Computer In Front Of A Student Doesn't Make Education Better

Edtech App Learnist Aims for Personalization, Growth With Latest Update

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For any startup, getting a user to download their app is only a small part of the battle. A successful sign-up is a “sticky” sign-up, where a user continuously come back to the app over and over again. How, pray tell, does a startup get that sort of stickiness? For...
Edtech App Learnist Aims for Personalization, Growth With Latest Update

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
Rafter Scoops Up HubEdu To Help It Challenge The Textbook Industry

Best Tech Events This Week (FinTech Hackathon, Newark Tech Week, Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Blueprint Demo Day, NYU Stern Summit, FinTech Meetup)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So Google...
Best Tech Events This Week (FinTech Hackathon, Newark Tech Week, Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Blueprint Demo Day, NYU Stern Summit, FinTech Meetup)
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