Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

Edtech companies need to simplify their explanations about what their products offer learners, which should move beyond short-term, “freemium” possibilities. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin Megan Padden-Shin has successfully built a tutoring and teaching company during the past two years.

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When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets appeared first on Market Brief. The coronavirus has created barriers for ed-tech providers, but it has also fueled new opportunities in early childhood education, say Nikki Navta and Tammy Kwan, of Cognitive ToyBox.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs. The latter has spawned even more competition, from a new set of companies charging fees for specific services, rather than the bundles that the OPMs have historically used. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration

Edsurge

He also provided some details on the company’s journey and how new technologies play a role in their success. Sometimes, a great idea takes an unexpected turn that makes it even better.

More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

Many students don’t realize their programs have been outsourced to a for-profit company they have probably never heard of.” Its revenues grew 44 percent in the first quarter of 2020 and 35 percent in the second quarter , and the company’s stock price is up from $17 to $40 since mid-March.

Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019

Marketplace K-12

Teachers Pay Teachers has been named the most innovative education company in 2019 by the business magazine, and Girls Who Code won most innovative in the non-profit category. The post Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Augmented / Virtual Reality Coding educational games esports Fast Company Innovation Teachers

Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

Edsurge

Companies offering proctoring tools that monitor students as they take online exams are now being watched themselves—by Democratic senators. Proctoring companies say they have seen usage skyrocket this year, although this has been accompanied by growing outcry.

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

Could This Montessori Learning Company Be the Airbnb of Education?

Edsurge

Montessori learning has 100 years of refinement and validation behind it. Yet, fewer than one percent of students worldwide are in what Ray Girn, CEO of Higher Ground Education , would consider an “authentic, high-fidelity Montessori program.”

COMPANIES TO WATCH FOR 2019

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What follows is a guide to companies offering a variety of edtech products to K-12

Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The founder of Galvanize Labs shares her path through the word of computer science, where she was often one of few women in the room. The Startup Blog career advice career in technology Coding Computer Science Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur game-based learning games gamification Startup women in tech

Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Intentionally establishing your company's values and mission is an important factor in building a strong venture. The post Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers appeared first on Market Brief. Newcomers to the ed-tech space must learn an important lesson: If you're not helping teachers, you have little chance of reaching students. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startup Startups Teachers

5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The ed-tech company's co-founder shares the secrets of his pitch. The post 5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment appeared first on Market Brief. Swing Education has raised $23 million in venture capital funding to-date. The Startup Blog

Fundraising While Running a Startup Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As an ed-tech startup, you have to raise money and grow the company at the same time. The post Fundraising While Running a Startup Company appeared first on Market Brief. Fundraising takes a lot of time. The Startup Blog Angel Investors bootstrap bootstrapping Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur Fundraising investors lean startup Listenwise Revenue startup

How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused appeared first on Market Brief. Listenwise is expanding into the elementary-grade market in response to demand from educators.

McGraw Hill Acquires Kidaptive, an Adaptive and Personalized Learning Company

eSchool News

an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Smith, who joined the company in November 2020. McGraw Hill today announced that it has acquired Kidaptive, Inc.,

How edtech companies are helping schools navigate an uncertain year

eSchool News

In the middle of the abrupt changes to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, edtech companies offered resources and access to help educators, students, and parents make the best of at-home learning.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. These 10 companies are hiring teachers over the summer 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. Their parent company, StudyPoint, has offered personalized and convenient tutoring to students in 25 major cities, dating back to 1999.

Education companies see an “upside to the pandemic” for business

The Hechinger Report

But for some online education companies, the upheaval represents a chance to profit. Last month, Hechinger reported that website traffic was surging for some ed tech companies. The company manages more than 70 schools in 30 states and Washington, D.C.

Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief. Before focusing on growth metrics, consider measuring impact. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startups

How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended. For those ready for the challenge of moving with the momentum of a huge company but the agility required by continuous improvement, opportunities for all levels all over the US and internationally await. If I missed a company you’d recommend, comment below or head over to the Educators’ Exchange Facebook group and join the conversation!

Ed-Tech Company CEO Shares Leadership Style Approaches

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Different styles of leadership work best for different companies and CEOs. The post Ed-Tech Company CEO Shares Leadership Style Approaches appeared first on Market Brief. Which one is right for you? The Startup Blog Business Strategy Leadership Startup

Public Edtech Companies Have Been Rare. These SPACs Will Change That.

Edsurge

Publicly traded education technology companies are rare. as the remaining trio of prominent edtech companies on the U.S. CLAS.U), a special purpose acquisition company headed by CEO Michael Moe, raised $225 million in its IPO.

6 Things Districts Want From Education Companies During COVID-19

Marketplace K-12

As the coronavirus crisis takes hold, companies reaching out to districts need to act with empathy, smarts, and sensitivity. The post 6 Things Districts Want From Education Companies During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief.

The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of ed-tech company Listenwise shares insight around finding the right people for K-12 sales and marketing jobs. The post The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy edtech Hiring K-12 Dealmaking k12 Market Strategy Staffing/Hiring Startups

Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This year we adopted our first “rallying cry”… The post Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry appeared first on Market Brief. Professional sports teams often have a rallying chant (either fan driven or player driven). Non-profits have missions to rally around. And many fundraising events have a central idea to rally around and inspire donors. There’s plenty of evidence that having a central focus is good for success.

Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund appeared first on Market Brief. What does it take to raise $2 million in funding for your startup? I know, because I've done it. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Fundraising Listenwise Return on Investment (ROI) Venture Capital

When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

Edsurge

In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This ed-tech company CEO found that letting go of things that were not serving her company's mission was critical to its progression. The post Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startup Startups

The Edtech Company Formerly Known as AltSchool Sold Its Tech. So What’s Left?

Edsurge

The company then rebranded to Altitude Learning, which continued to develop the technology, sell it to schools and provide implementation support. As a result, the company signed up new business from districts including Humboldt Unified in Arizona.

Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together?

TeacherCast

The post Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together? This week on the TechEducator Podcast we discuss a recent New York Times article that focused on the topic of Teacher Ambassador Programs. appeared first on TeacherCast. This week on the TechEducator Podcast we discuss a recent New York Times article that focused on the topic of Teacher Ambassador Programs. The TechEducator Podcast Professional Leadership

This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For years teachers asked listening skills company Listenwise to help them and their students create podcasts, but the company wasn't ready to add a new product. The post This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand appeared first on Market Brief. Find out how Listenwise got to "yes.". The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Podcasting Professional Development Startup Shortcuts Series Startups

Savvas Learning Company Teams Up with EveryoneOn to Provide Free WiFi to 100 Families to Support Digital Learning at Home

eSchool News

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — May 5, 2021 — To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, has partnered with EveryoneOn.org to honor teachers by helping close the digital divide for students from low-income families.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. Companies need to convince districts to participate.

How Education Companies Can Thrive in the Most Volatile Month of the K-12 Sales Cycle

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Here are 6 strategies to land new business and position your company for the future. The post How Education Companies Can Thrive in the Most Volatile Month of the K-12 Sales Cycle appeared first on Market Brief. For K-12 districts, June 30 marks the end of the fiscal years. The Startup Blog budget Business Strategy k12 lean startup sales Sales / Marketing sales cycle Startup

Companies Partner to Provide Oral Reading Fluency Tool

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, announced it is partnering with Analytic Measures Inc. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak

Edsurge

For instance, education companies that rely on corporate customers may take a hit, as those clients look to cut costs. While COVID-19 hit at the tail end of the first quarter, some publicly traded education companies already reported an impact on their Q1 2020 earnings.

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This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools. The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. The post This CEO Was Anti-Technology. appeared first on Market Brief.

Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions appeared first on Market Brief. School districts are using algorithms to analyze student data, but those metrics must be usable for educators to impact student learning. The Startup Blog ai Artificial Intelligence big data Data Privacy little data machine learning Startups

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Is Esports a Land of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs? This Company Founder Says Maybe

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This Company Founder Says Maybe appeared first on Market Brief. The growing popularity of esports among students and its entry into high school athletics could provide business openings in the marketplace. The post Is Esports a Land of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs? The Startup Blog esports market size Startup