Most ed-tech startups don’t have scientific data on outcomes yet, so teacher feedback should play a critical role when choosing products.
K-12 Venture Capital in 2016: Data Analytics, Virtual Reality Could Make Gains
District Demands for Social-Emotional Supports, Special Populations Also Could Grow
Analysts expect investors to seek out companies that help districts use big data, gain deeper understanding of school systems, and focus on special populations in 2016.
Opportunity, Risks for PD Providers Revealed in Teacher Survey Data
Teachers want personalized PD backed by research, and the cost of programs matters
Teachers are unsatisfied with their professional development options, but they value training that is grounded in research, and tailored to meet specific classroom demands.
Holding Vendors’ Feet to the Fire With Tough Contract Language
District Leaders Report on New Contract Provisions for 2016
District leaders are adding accountability provisions in their contracts with vendors around student data privacy, interoperability, standards alignment, and “up time.”
What happens when two experienced entrepreneurs find themselves navigating the unfamiliar waters of the K-12 ed-tech marketplace.
“Personalization” has become the norm in districts trying to customize digital tools, instruction, and schedules to meet individual students’ needs. But K-12 leaders are also demanding customization in another area: professional development.
An ed-tech startup from Hawaii explores what it takes to innovate outside of a large, urban area without access to investors or vast numbers of students.
The United Nations has tapped ed-tech startup company edtwist to help participants collaborate and share ideas over social media.
A new survey of 1,000 teachers found that educators are using more technology than some think, and that the driver is student learning.
As education transforms through the use of technology, the language describing these new methods can be confusing. But it adds up to helping teachers personalize learning for students.