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Why university course lengths should be halved

Use mentors, keep your overheads low and use your friends’ skills to grow your business, says entrepreneur Ben Grist<p>When I started my first business at the age of 17, designing and making chicken coops, it was a steep learning curve and the business grew quickly. I spent my gap year concentrating …

Head back to school with new features in Google Classroom

Posted by Will Phan, Google Classroom Software Engineer<br>As you gear up for the new school year, try the newest features in Google Classroom for more …

Excellent Google Sheets Tools for Assessment and Grading

July 29, 2015<br>Google Sheets add-ons store has a multitude of excellent educational apps teachers can employ to enhance their productivity and improve …

Education Technology

What Investors Look For When Evaluating Your Pitch: Samih Toukan

<b>4. The Preparation</b><p>When we are presented with a pitch we assess the level of preparation and effort that has been put into the pitch, and this includes the presentation itself and the research done in the background.<p><b>5. The Financials</b><p>It’s very important for us that the entrepreneur presents and fully …

Here’s what Dallas entrepreneurs, investors can do to create a thriving startup hub

DALLAS — Dallas has lots of entrepreneurs, tons of money, and a favorable business climate. So why isn’t it more like Silicon Valley, and what can …

Professionally Designed Templates to Use in Google Docs and Sheets

March 2, 2015 <i><br>Template Gallery</i> is a useful Google Doc add-on for teachers and students. It provides you with a variety of professionally designed …

New- Goole Released Educational Kickstarter Guides for Teachers

• Get you acquainted with the different features and functionalities of the apps<br>• Provide you with examples of how to use these apps in your teaching<br>• Push …

A founder who raised $220 million before his startup launched explains why he needed all that money

But that hasn't stopped investors from giving it $220 million, boosting its valuation up to $600 million. It raised $80 million a few months ago and another $140 million was announced Wednesday evening. Jet plans to launch this spring.<p>Marc Lore, the founder and CEO of Jet, wants to compete with …

Free Webinar: Design Considerations for Learners on the Go

There’s no question that designing learning content for the wide variety of mobile devices available today is challenging. Before you begin, you need …

Education Technology

Future Schools 2015

<b>Future Schools 2015 conference will take a strategic look at the future of education focusing on the evolution of the physical and virtual learning</b> …

Education Technology

3 Apps Students Can Use to Document and Show Their Learning

February 8, 2015<br>There are several ways students can display and document their learning from creating digital portfolios to posting in a blog or a …

How PR is Different in Latin America vs. the US

One thing you’ll hear over and over about the Latin American business community and the publications that cover it is that personal relationships carry more weight than in the United States.<p>“It wasn’t that important to know the journalist, but I did feel like I needed to know someone who knew …

Latin America

Educational Technology Journals

For the past 13 years, Ron has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and Kent Career Technical Center both teaching in the classroom and …

An Easy and Simple Way to Create Educational Screencasts and Tutorials on Your Mac

February, 2015<br>There are several web tools that you can use to record your computer screen, this post features some of the best out there. However, if …

New- CK-12 Now Provides Great Video Resources to Foster Students Mathematical and Critical Thinking Skills

February 6, 2015<br>Here is an interesting update I received today through an email from the folks in CK-12 informing me of their latest release. CK-12 …

Top 10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs to Learn Personal Finance From | Inc.com

Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental resources. However, one thing you can easily incorporate into your daily routine to better yourself and your business is listening to podcasts. Since you can …

Entrepreneurship

Chalkup- A Wonderful Google Drive Tool for Teachers

February 6, 2015<br>I just learned through an email from Justin Chando about this interesting update to Chalkup. The folks in Chalkup have finally made …

The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners

January 4, 2015<br>Theoretically speaking, digital literacy is a concept that is in constant flux. It is perpetually shifting and expanding to include …

The First Customers are the Hardest: Top Founders Discuss the Challenges of Getting Initial Traction

Any small business faces an undeniable challenge in the early days. No matter how innovative the product or service is, customers can’t buy it unless they know about it. For a new business with limited resources, shouting from the rooftops may be the only affordable way to reach the mass consumer …

Small Business

Education Technology As A Matter Of Principle

<b>Education Technology As A Matter Of Principle</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>iPads are the worst technology students will ever use.This was a useful idea I saw hanging …

What Happens When the "Sharing Economy" Meets Higher Education

jyosim writes <i>Professors now make big bucks teaching in educational marketplaces. Sites that let anyone teach courses might just change the way people</i> …

A Handy Rubric for Assessing Project-based Learning

January 2, 2015<br>Here is a useful rubric I came across today on Edutopia's Facebook page. "This rubric was used by teachers at Manor New Technology …

“Neoliberal corporate education reform”?: Howard Dean on Teach for America, teachers’ unions and the politics of false choices

“There can be no more excuses – not poverty, not money, not union rights, not political deals on school boards”<p>In the last election cycle, we saw education reform positioned as an increasingly Republican-led effort. This seemed odd at first, given progressive’s long-standing investment in our …

Social Enterprise vs. Non-Profits: Is There Really A Difference?

The social sector has seen significant changes in the last two decades; non-profits are not as sexy as their new counterparts, social enterprises. However, Atul Tandon, disagrees. He’s cracked the secret on how to artfully raise funds for a cause. For him, labels of non-profit and for-profit are …

Acclaim- A Good Tool to Create Instructional Videos that Embed Comments and Annotations

January 31, 2015<br>Acclaim is a web platform for education which facilitates discussion around video content. It allows students and professors to share …

How to Get Inspiring Ideas for Starting a Part-time Business

A lot of people would love nothing better than starting their own business — but the idea of taking the leap of faith into full-time self-employment …