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Opinion/Analysis

Phoenix

How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The use of technology in the classroom has steadily gained traction over the past decade. From tablets and computer games to social media, school systems across the country have identified technology as a unique resource for learning. With the first generation of digital natives…

Entrepreneur

Teachers Need to Start Educating Students About Entrepreneurship

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

The kinds of subjects taught in school vary widely across the country. From math and science to Canadian literature and Facebook theory, students are learning more than enough about the whats, wheres, hows, and whys of the world. However, teachers of young minds have…

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Augmented Reality

China

Is the World Ready for College Acceptance Letters in Augmented Reality?

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Technology has been used for some pretty crazy reasons. Whether it’s WiFi connected egg trays, self-driving potatoes, or KFC meal boxes that can charge your smartphone, a notable lack of attention to necessity when it comes to innovative ideas rarely gets in the way…

Education

Portland, Maine

Thomas College Receives $5.3M Alfond Grant for New Center of Innovation

By | May 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thomas College announced a new initiative designed to promote innovation and spur entrepreneurial activity in central Maine. The Waterville-based college has created the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation thanks to a $5.3 million donation from The Harold Alfond Foundation. This is the largest gift…

Startup Spotlight

China

Edtech Startup LeapLearner Wants to Teach Kids to Program Robots

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The future of computer science jobs are bright. But in anticipation of a talent shortage, preparing the next generation with the skills to advance technology will be critical to future innovation. One startup is taking a global approach to developing children’s skill sets for the future….

Education

Edtech Poses Notable Challenges to Immigrant Students [Infographic]

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology is supposed to make life easier. Whether it’s an artificially intelligent virtual assistant keeping track of your schedule or a timer on your microwave, there’s no point in progress if it’s just going to make things harder. However, in the edtech world, the advancements…

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,…

Education

NYC

The Top 12 Highest Funded New York Edtech Startups in 2016

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

While you might think a good idea can pay for itself, funding is an important thing to consider before starting a business. And while you might think a small ecosystem can provide you with the support you need, nothing can help you more than…

Education

Great EdTech Helps Teachers As Well As Students

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Everyone always says that education is the path to a brighter future. And if they don’t, they should, because it’s obviously true. Education leads to a burgeoning economy through the creation of jobs and the development of qualified talent. Many believe that edtech is…

Diversity

Tech Opportunity Fund Launches, Offers $100M in Diversity Scholarships

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The code school The Iron Yard today initiated the Tech Opportunity Fund, which will award $100 million in diversity scholarships over the next five years. In partnership with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE, the Iron Yard hopes this fund will lower financial barriers hindering the tech industry from…

Jobs

The Top 50 Most Millennial-Approved Employers in 2016

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Employer branding agency Universum Global just released the results of a massive study: 267,084 student respondents from around the world offered answers about their favorite employers. They even broke down the results by the students’ area of study: Tech/IT students had different responses than business…

Startups & Apps

4 Android Apps College Students Can’t Live Without

By | Apr 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Students and teachers still use textbooks for learning, but the popularity and relevance of hardcopy resources may soon see a decline. Android and iOS smart devices have not only changed the way we receive, use and interact with information, but also transformed how students…

Education

13 Awesome Sources to Boost Student Academic Research

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Summer has come into its rights already, and the majority of students enjoy July and wait for August, having forgotten about all those exams they had to pass and all those academic papers they had to write about a month ago. That’s awesome, but…

Coding

Miami

Wyncode Joins NESTA Launch in Support of White House Tech Hire Initiative

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Wyncode joins nationwide tech education companies to announce the creation of a new trade organization with the mission to establish best practices and create accountability for coding schools. The Miami-based coding school joins App Academy, Dev Bootcamp, Flatiron School, General Assembly, Galvanize, Hackbright Academy, Hack…

Ecosystems

Austin

UT Austin Fuses the MBA with a Master’s in Technology

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

The University of Texas at Austin was the sponsor of our Austin Mixer & Startup Showcase event last September. We want to thank them for their support! Lisa Deluca, an Omni-Channel Technology Strategist and Master Inventor at IBM, first heard about an interesting program at the University…

Social Good

DC

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Vandenburg from Girls Excelling in Math and Science Club (GEMS)

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Communication

Little Rock

Acorn Hours Makes it Easy for Students to Track Community Service

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

I don’t think anyone would doubt that giving back to your community has a positive impact on both the givers and receivers and is something that should be encouraged at a young age.  Many high schools require some sort of community service for students to graduate, but…