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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…

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…

Accelerator

San Francisco

YogaTrail: A Marketplace for Yogis to Get Their Om On

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Prep your mats Yogis; practicing anywhere in the world just got easier! That’s the concept behind YogaTrail, an online network where  people find and connect with yoga teachers on the go. The startup is based out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but recently relocated to San…

Events

Chicago

Reading Glue: Providing Reading Strategies That Stick

By | Aug 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The ability to read is the foundation that helps children unlock nearly all other learning. However, literacy rates in America show an urgent need to help children improve – experts estimate that almost 40 percent of US 4th graders are not even at a basic…

Education

San Francisco

Instagrok and the Problem with Google Search for Students

By | Apr 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

According to a Pew Research survey from November, high school teachers believe that information online is overwhelming to students (83 percent), students are discouraged from using a wide range of sources (71 percent), and they have trouble finding credible information (60 percent). Put another…

Education

DC

Connect2Parents Lets Teachers Send Text Messages to Parents

By | Dec 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Instead of relying on kids to transmit messages from their teachers – a spotty communication medium at best – Connect2Parents is helping teachers reach them directly. Similar to GroupMe, the service allows teachers at daycare facilities, private schools, or camps to send broadcast text…

Events

Chicago

Teachers, Parents, and Students Can Connect on Facebook Using TalkChalk

By | Nov 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Over 50 million Americans between the ages of 13 to 25 live and breathe on Facebook. These same students spend an average of 2 hours connected to this dominant social media site everyday, yet schools and districts across the country block the site due…