Exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows biggest demand for digital content coming from mid-sized and suburban districts with lower poverty rates.
Smartivity, a company based in India that develops arts, crafts, and science activity kits, raises $1 million, and Listen Current and Tabtor also raked in investment dollars.
The Small Business Innovation Research program, run through the Institute of Education Sciences, funds companies seeking to bring ed-tech products to commercial viability.
School officials and researchers are probing how much structure should be assigned to “maker spaces,” and their role in building students’ academic skills and engagement.
Teenagers who took an online makeup course after failing Algebra I had lower scores and grades than peers enrolled in face-to-face classes, according to an analysis by the American Institutes of Research.
Evergreen Consulting Group CEO John Watson, who has been analyzing blended learning trends for more than a decade, outlines the steps companies should take to succeed in this market.
Commercial vendors and nonprofits can apply for money to develop digital ed-tech products to build students’ conceptual math ability.
A campaign called “With Math I Can,” challenges teachers and students to embrace the belief that math ability can be developed, a concept that is increasingly being pitched by ed-tech providers and advocacy groups.
If you’re looking to sell common-core-related products and services, don’t rule out districts in states that rejected the Common Core State Standards.
Two district curriculum specialists talk about how they judge products for common-core alignment, and the steps companies should take to better address their schools’ needs.