Education

4 Edtech Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

More than thirty years ago, psychologist Benjamin Bloom presented the education community with the “2 Sigma Problem” – a challenge aimed at replicating, at scale, the proven benefits of personalized one-on-one tutoring. Decades later, and with a staggering array of new technologies at our disposal,…

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5 Ways Technology Is Helping to Gamify Education

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

From 2010 to 2014, CB Insights found that the edtech industry saw 503 percent growth in total investment dollars. By 2020, it;s estimated to be a $192 billion industry. With the current high school dropout rate at 1.2 million across the country, educators are grasping for…

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4 Steps to Creating an Engaging Online Course

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Selling content online has become a massive industry in the last several years, as online courses rake in well over $100 billion annually. As the internet continues to mature, the industry’s reach and profitability swells as well. Considering the massive potential that online courses…

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Arizona

10 Arizona Edtech Companies Thriving in the Desert

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In a survey by PBS, teachers reported that technology is beneficial in the classroom because it enables them to reinforce and expand on content (74 percent), motivate students to learn (74 percent), and respond to a variety of learning styles (73 percent). In Arizona, the edtech…

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Minneapolis

Flipgrid Refocuses on Education, Launches Free Version

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

As a startup, it’s not always easy to identify when it’s time to make a change. Many companies go through multiple iterations before they can find market fit. When we last spoke to the team at Flipgrid in 2015, they were in the growth stages…

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5 Easy Ways to Learn a New Language on the Internet

By | Jan 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

The internet is a useful tool for many things, including learning a new language. Possible sources are online courses, specific websites or watching videos spoken in other languages, for example. But there are many more sources that can be used to learn a new…

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Become A Savvy Entrepreneur By Using These 5 Edtech Learning Hacks

By | Jan 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Entrepreneurs, by necessity, are crafty and resourceful. If a shortcut’s available, they’ll find it. If important knowledge is kept behind closed doors, they’ll get in. They also tend to be time-poor and, in the same breath, required to understand an enormous amount about a…

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4 eLearning Companies You Should Watch Out For in 2017

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The world can always use more lifelong learners. Aside from the experience gained from pursuing a career, people leverage technology for opportunities to increase their knowledge, expand their skills, and advance their way to success. The many eLearning companies out there help greatly with this cause….

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Portland, Maine

NASA Sending UMaine Prototype to the International Space Station

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. A wireless leak detection system…

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4 Reasons Why Minecraft Is Great for Teaching Kids Coding

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Since its release in 2011, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of today’s youth. With the recent release of MinecraftEDU school version, this popular game is rapidly becoming the most important educational software of our generation and is now used to teach logic, problem…

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Virtual Reality Could Transform the Education World

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

When it comes to education, nothing provides a better learning experience than a field trip. But with all the permission slips, bus fees, and rowdy children, out-of-classroom experiences are often much more work than teachers, administrators, and even parents can handle. However, with recent…

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4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Coding Bootcamp

By | Nov 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm

High school students have plenty of resources when choosing a college. Applicants can easily find information on everything from dorm room descriptions to campus cafeteria ratings. Evaluating a coding bootcamp however, is a different story. Sure, there’s lots of information available, but how much…

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How Should We Evaluate Edtech for Future Generations?

By | Nov 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

The field of education is one of the most researched disciplines on the planet. We set goals and objective for our students, we test until our eyes fall out, and we gather data that will prove what works and what doesn’t. One of the tough…

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Sydney

Squaggle Provides Kids with a Safe, Educational Tablet Experience

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

Being a parent in the digital age is stressful. With literally millions of apps and websites out there that are designed for adults, it’s almost impossible to monitor what kind of content your little ones are consuming on a day to day basis. And…