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A morning at the AltSchool, an education startup that Silicon Valley is crazy about

The AltSchool, a system of "micro schools" and an educational software company, has captured significant attention for its philosophy of personalized learning.<p>For the K-1 class, kids can choose to work on their own projects, read or take a "co-curricular" class such as yoga or a foreign language. …

Silicon Valley

8 High-Quality OER Collections

Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for …

Polish edtech startup Brainly is big in Indonesia, just raised $15m

Brainly is an edtech startup founded by Polish entrepreneurs Michal Borkowski, Tomasz Kraus, and Lukasz Haluch in 2009.<p>It’s a simple portal where …

4 Ways Furnishings Can Enhance the 21st Century Classroom

Classroom Design<p>Page 3 of 3<p>In preparation for the school's opening in August 2015, the school's designers contacted a local office supply company in …

75% of faculty believe ed tech boosted outcomes

Dive Brief:<p>According to "The 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology," 75% of higher ed faculty believe student learning has …

Reigniting 21st century learners with edtech

<i>This series was brought to you by Index.co</i><p>Every startup has a story to tell. From the conception of an idea, to the first lines of code, early hires, and preliminary funding rounds – every company has a unique narrative.<p>But there are always shared experiences. Processes, tactics, and habits that …

Putting the Ed Into Edtech

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>VIDEO: Putting the Ed Into Edtech<p>By Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill     May 19, 2016<p>Image Credit: e-Literate<p>Right now …

Word on Sesame Street: Why Big Bird Gave to Reach Capital’s $53 Million Fund

Edtech Business<p>Word on Sesame Street: Why Big Bird Gave to Reach Capital’s $53 Million Fund<p>By Tony Wan     May 18, 2016<p>Reach Capital<p>Cookie Monster is …

“Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy ‘Increases Student Engagement & Learning'”

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy ‘Increases Student Engagement & Learning’ is Part Two of a special project being guest-hosted by Django Paris …

A French billionaire put up $100 million to create a tuition-free 'college' in Silicon Valley that's endorsed by Jack Dorsey and Evan Spiegel

The tuition-free college alternative is primarily focused on teaching coding and entrepreneurial thinking, and is called "42," a nod to the book "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy," where 42 is the answer to "life, the universe and everything."<p>Another huge draw, especially in this new US school, is …

100 Business Tools for Online Startups

A very effective way for making sure about the successful growth of your business is to use the right and the most suitable tools for business. …

The Poachables: 20 Players in Tech You Must Hire

With the rate of acquisitions and mergers soaring while fundraising slows, it’s an interesting time in tech. More companies than ever before are …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces $130 million available for foundational agricultural research, education and extension

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that $130 million in funding is available for research, …

The Guardian view on the higher education white paper: the customer is always ripe – for fleecing | Editorial

The government wants colleges and universities to work for the economy by filling the skills gap and for society by promoting social mobility. But it’s the student who is expected to pay<p>The government – or more accurately, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – thinks Britain’s …

Edtech Startup Smartivity Raises $1 Million Funding From S Chand And Others

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share41<p>+11<p>Shares 42<p>Smartivity, an edtech startup, has raised $1 Million (INR 6.6 Crore) Pre-Series A round of funding, led by publishing …

Oilproject, the Italian MOOC you’ve probably never heard of, launches WeSchool

Have you heard of Oilproject? If you reside outside of Italy, probably not. Started by 25-year-old Marco De Rossi when he was just 14 and incorporated as a company in 2011, the startup claims to be the largest free online school — or MOOC — in Italy.<p>That translates into 1.7 million unique visitors …

Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills

By Emma Brown<p>Emma Brown<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Girls outperformed boys on a national test of technology and engineering literacy that the federal government administered for the first time in 2014, according to results made public Tuesday.<p>Among eighth-grade students in public and …

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Facebook’s Messy Start

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

For Entrepreneurs, One Really Can Be the Loneliest Number

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many budding entrepreneurs, bootstrapping can be a great (if not the only) option for getting started. Bootstrapping helps entrepreneurs retain full control, promotes financial accountability and encourages honest and scrappy …

A striking number of high-school seniors aren't prepared for college math and reading

And the results showed that only 37% of test takers were prepared for math and reading in college. That number was down slightly from 39% in math and 38% in reading in 2013, the last time the test was administered.<p>Additionally, 25% of students scored at-or-above proficient in math, and 37% scored …

To address physician shortage, medical schools expand to rural areas

When he applied to medical school, John Ukadike wanted to stay close to home.<p>But he was open to going farther; he had to be. Home was Little Rock, …

Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators

U.S. teachers say they are frustrated with testing, changing agendas, lack of influenceA new survey reveals teachers are concerned and frustrated …

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

Ed Tech Digest

In another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I’m starting this weekly “Ed Tech Digest” post where I’ll …

Education-2025 - Personal Learning Environments

Personal Learning Environments<p><b>Why Personalized Learning Environments?</b><p>As education moves well into the 21st century, the ways in which we learn and …

The problem with how we measure success in schools

Unlike the MySchool website, which only compares improvements in raw Naplan scores between years 3 to 5 and 7 to 9, the department's measure takes …

‘School is, by its nature, sedentary. And so far ed tech has only reinforced this’

Schools could harness more effectively the pedagogical power of digital devices. Nobody expects education to be ahead of the technological curve, but …

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

In today’s knowledge economy, people expect change over the course of their careers. More than 90 percent of millennials plan to stay in their jobs …

Online Education