Developing products based on teachers’ experiences and preferences would help improve academic performance, which would likely influence district-level purchasing decisions, experts say.
In partnership with ETS, the company will develop an open-source system for collecting and analyzing results from common assessments in 25 states.
The education technology industry’s largest startup incubator holds a “demo day” for companies to pitch to funders.
Schools, already purchasing iPads in record numbers, could opt for more affordable version, though competing devices are still less expensive.
EDU STAR proposal would create technology to rapidly conduct independent evaluations of ed-tech products and share that information with schools.
Middle schools can use new Techbooks for free, as part of the League of Innovative Schools’ efforts to increase purchasing power.