Edtech Business

Microsoft’s Many EDU Updates—and a Window of Opportunity to Win K-12 Market Share

Microsoft has long had a beef with Google—even if the company won’t always admit it today—dating back to the “Scroogled” advertisement campaign that critiqued the search giant’s Chromebooks and privacy policies.

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Smithsonian Forms ‘Strategic Alliance’ With Carnegie Learning to Build New STEM Products

Carnegie Learning, a Pittsburgh-based provider of math curriculum and training resources, is teaming up with the Smithsonian Institution on a “strategic alliance” to “develop new product solutions to help address the growing need for improved and expanded STEM education,” wrote Barry Malkin, Carnegie’s CEO, in an email.

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A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

If you buy it, you better use it. That especially holds true for K-12 school officials who altogether spend more than $8.3 billion on education software each year, according to estimates from the Software and Information Industry Association.Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. For many districts, it takes time and a bit of Excel wizardry to download data from each software provider, then combine and distill the information into a single dashboard.

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?With $2.65M Seed Funding, Creator of Ready4K Aims to Build ‘On-Demand Library for Parenting Tips’

“Fact: Shapes are everywhere. When you talk about shapes in your everyday environment, you build early geometry skills that will be important for math later on.”

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Game-based Math Program, Sokikom Acquired by China’s NetDragon Websoft

ENTER THE DRAGON: Sokikom, an online game-based math program, has been acquired by Jumpstart World. The deal was announced in a post by Sokikom’s founder and CEO, Snehal Patel.

Amazon’s Education Hub, Amazon Inspire, Has Quietly Restored ‘Sharing’ Function

Amazon has quietly re-opened a previously-controversial sharing feature that allows allow anyone to add to its directory of online educational materials, a platform called Amazon Inspire.

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Thinkful Raises $9.6M to Grow In-Person Hubs for Its Online Coding Bootcamp

Darrell Silver is a unlikely critic of coding bootcamps, the 9- to 12-week intensive courses in computer science and programming skills. “Bootcamps as an entity aren’t working,” he tells EdSurge.His stance isn’t uncommon. In 2017, two of the earliest and most established coding bootcamps, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard, shut down, leaving advocates of the model with questions and critics with fuel for their case.

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Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business

For more than two decades, Jonathan Grayer has made a career out of welding educational companies. The former Kaplan executive, who served as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, oversaw 67 acquisitions that turned the test-prep business into a global education services provider. In 2010, he pooled his own money with KKR, a private equity firm, to launch Weld North, which has since acquired another 16 edtech companies (and invested in 4 others).

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How will virtual and augmented reality change the classroom? How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? In what ways can enterprises leverage innovation to better train employees and streamline workflows?These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation.

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5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools

At any given moment in the day, I am attached to my cellphone, my iPad or my computer. As a writer, I was an early convert to the computer. I began writing on a TRS-80 from Radio Shack in 1983 on wonderful writing software called WordPerfect, which has mysteriously disappeared. I had two TRS-80s, because one of them was always in repair. I love the computer for many reasons. I no longer had to white out my errors; I no longer had to retype an entire article because of errors. My handwriting is almost completely illegible. The computer is a godsend for a writer and editor.

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