Author: Smigin Staff
Smigin is a conversation-based language learning platform that prepares users to speak a new language in real world situations. Using the patent-pending Smigin Method™, users learn how to have everyday conversations just as they would abroad. Smigin’s most unique feature, Chat allows users to practice authentic conversations by using colloquial and relevant language to respond to everyday questions and prompts.
Author: World of Wild Staff
World of the Wild is a unique new mobile game app that gives users an opportunity to participate in fun gameplay, while contributing to real-life wildlife conservation efforts. The mobile app, created by My Green World’s Founder, Natalie Kyriacou, allows users to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals and habitats within their own carefully crafted world, while supporting charities around the world.
New EdTech Resource | Stream Yoga & Mindfulness Activities to Any PreK-12 Classroom Through Short Web-Based Videos
Author: amaZENU Staff
A new site has launched for educators! amaZEN U streams yoga and mindfulness activities into any PreK-12 classroom through short, web-based video exercises. The subscription-based platform launched in February 2016 and offers short, 1-5 minute videos that guide students through various chair and standing yoga poses as well as mindful moments breathing exercises.
Author: Odeum Staff
According to a recent Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded report, 80% of the nearly three-quarters of K-8 Teachers who use digital games in their classroom “wish it were easier to find curriculum aligned games” with only 39% believing “such games even exist.” There is an immense need for a centralized single install where teachers can find games aligned to their curriculum. That’s where new startup Odeum comes in.
By Jeremy Zhen of Immersed Games
It is no secret that students in K-12 have trouble staying on task in the classroom, but it’s not always that they don’t want to. Student engagement in class is important to the student because it gives them a sense of success and belonging within their educational community. According to Terry Spradlin of the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE), student engagement has three main components: the students’ investment and effort in school work, the students’ participation in extracurricular and social activities, and the way that students feel about their school situation. In general, the more invested a student is in his/her school’s community, the more engaged he/she is.
The latest iteration of the interactive platform is available via an iPad app and
has been optimized for blended learning settings
(Salt Lake City, UT) March 10, 2016 – Reading Horizons, committed to providing an effective reading curriculum to educational institutions for more than 30 years, today announced version 7 of its interactive platform Reading Horizons Discovery™. The latest iteration of Reading Horizons Discovery provides teachers with new resources to give K–3 students a solid foundation for reading success.
The same team that put the automated video capture device (the Swivl Robot) in over 20,000 schools worldwide, just released a new, free app for education called Recap. The new student video response and reflection app offers a secure and practical way to use video in classrooms, giving students, teachers and parents easy access to vivid learning insights
The National Summer Learning Association recognizes the personalized literacy solution
as key to avoiding the summer slide
(Minneapolis, MN) March 7, 2016 — myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for the K-12 marketplace, is proud to announce its involvement in the Champions of Change Summer Opportunity Project, a multi-agency effort led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the White House to support communities across the country in creating happy, healthy, and productive summer opportunities for America’s youth.
Mentor Connect® Cloud-Based, Cutting-Edge Technology is a Game Changer for Improving College and University Graduation Rates
Launch of Cloud-Based Mentoring Technology that delivers mentor matches similar to online dating, while providing real-time data to support increased retention and graduation rates.
Chicago, March 03, 2016 – In response to the urgent need for colleges and universities to retain and graduate students, the Chicago-based EdTech company, Compatibility®, is offering a unique technology that offers a mentoring solution to address problems associated with the high cost of low graduation rates.
Mentor Connect® is being hailed by many as a “breakthrough” technology. Much like an online dating site, students and mentors each complete a personal profile and respond to sets of questions that are used to make predictions for “best fit.” The game-changer in the Mentor Connect® technology is that, unlike other mentoring programs, each mentoring program creates and learns from its own matching algorithms.
By Justin Chando of Chalkup
Have you ever seen an older storefront or apartment building in between skyscrapers in the middle of a city block? Something completely unique that somehow survived neighborhood renovations? They’re beautiful and different. Once you notice them, you can’t help but see how they stand apart from the metal and glass that surrounds.
That’s the best way I can describe being an edtech startup working in between the Blackboards and Googles of the world, which have a giant edge in education.
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