Rachel Safferstone

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Troubling Fact # 7

Part of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., the Hamilton Project works to advance our country’s promise of opportunity, prosperity, and …

Tech Women Choose Possibility

An open letter of encouragement from an entrepreneurial woman in Silicon Valley.<p>When I came to Silicon Valley 18 years ago, I stayed.<p>I found the place that fanned the flames of my ambition and my irrational faith in what I could achieve. I went on to lead large businesses at Google, and to found …

Entrepreneurship

Tomorrow’s Advance Man

Marc Andreessen’s plan to win the future.<p>On a bright October morning, Suhail Doshi drove to Silicon Valley in his parents’ Honda Civic, carrying a laptop with a twelve-slide presentation that was surely worth at least fifty million dollars. Doshi, the twenty-six-year-old C.E.O. of a data-analytics …

The revolution will be digitized

Published on May 9, 2015<p><i>In San Diego</i><p>From the instant he wakes up each morning, through his workday and into the night, the essence of Larry Smarr is captured by a series of numbers: a resting heart rate of 40 beats per minute, a blood pressure of 130/70, a stress level of 2 percent, 191 pounds, …

University of California

10 Edtech Tools Teachers Can Use Tomorrow (Literally)

When recommending digital tools to teachers in my district, I often lean towards those which can be integrated almost immediately. Educators want to …

Education Technology

Reflect Growth, an EdTech startup that’s going to empower teachers to raise teaching quality

<i>Guest post by Matt Woodward, Co-Founder, Reflect Growth</i><p>Even those who work outside of education have seen the recent media coverage over the …

Teaching

Google's Next Calendar Could Manage Real Life for You

My calendar is not a happy place. It's a cold grid-world populated solely by meetings and appointments—a map to the least favorite parts of my week. …

Five Cheap Ways Tech Is Transforming Classrooms

Even without big budgets, teachers and students in low-income schools find innovative routes to fun and effective learning.<p><b>By Alex Madison</b><p>In the push …

Using Smart Boards in the Classroom

A number of teachers may not be aware of the benefits of using a Smart Board in the classroom as a teaching tool. While the traditional white board …

Q&A with Google Classroom's Manager on App's First Anniversary

By D. Frank SmithGoogle's Zach Yeskel talks with EdTech about progress made since Classroom was first unveiled in 2014.

What Schools Must Learn From LA's iPad Debacle

When Los Angeles schools began handing out iPads in the fall of 2013, it looked like one of the country's most ambitious rollouts of technology in …

5 Innovations From The Past Decade That Aim To Change The American Classroom

Many symbols we still associate with classrooms and learning, like chalkboards, pens, notebooks -- even classrooms themselves -- are quickly becoming outdated. American schools are going high-tech, and a few companies are leading the charge.<p>"[Teachers] can focus on great instruction and then look …

Why aren’t more teachers involved in educational technology innovations?

My professional interest as an educator is in technology and gamification, so with high expectations I attended the Teacher Tank 2015 last week, a …

The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Tim Panagos, Point.io. Tim Panagos, Point.io<p>As children across the nation return to school, many are going armed with their …

Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles that school districts face when adopting iPads for use in the classroom. In an email obtained by <i>MacRumors</i>, the company outlines plans to make app …

Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

Wearable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. And while smartwatches attempt …

Clari, A Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool, Comes Out Of Stealth With $6M From Sequoia

CRM behemoths like Salesforce and Oracle, and more mature startups like Domo, have made some significant inroads into mobile and specifically apps for mobile salespeople, but a new startup believes that its streamlined, mobile-first solution can do it better. Clari, a mobile-first sales …

Required Reading: The Economist’s Special Report On Tech Startups

It’s not every day we here at TechCrunch just point to someone else’s work and say, “Here, you should go read this.” But today’s an exception, because The Economist has put together a 16-page Special Report on the rise of technology startups around the world.<p>The report, which is written for the …

Exclusive: Watch Steve Jobs' First Demonstration of the Mac for the Public, Unseen Since 1984

It’s January, 1984. Steve Jobs, nattily attired in a double-breasted suit, is demonstrating Apple’s breakthrough personal computer, Macintosh, before …

Special report: Apple’s ground-breaking bet on its clean energy infrastructure, with exclusive photos

Last week a utility in North Carolina announced something seemingly mundane on the surface, but it was a transcendent moment for those that have been …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …