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We Are Tech Is the Exact Edtech Startup the U.S. Needs Right Now

“The action of amplifying [Black voices] has been necessary, but what is the next step?” said Brittany Jenkins, the founder of the We Are Tech edtech startup. Jenkins is on the frontlines of working to foster diversity and equity in the tech industry. We Are Tech is not the first organization to address these issues,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Internet Of Things, Science, Education, Microsoft, Ed, Wearable Technology, US education, Jenkins, Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous Computing, Inside Higher Ed, Kevin Clay, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology Internet, Distributed Computing Architecture


LAUSD superintendent believes April 9 reopening still feasible for elementary schools

Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday, Feb. 22, doubled down on his challenge to elected officials to get elementary campuses in the nation’s second-largest school district up and running by April 9, insisting it can be done if vaccines are prioritized for school employees. And in anticipation that a more general school reopening can occur by then, the district will resume providing child care, one-one-one and small group instruction, special education services and ...
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, SEIU, Disneyland, Local News, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, State, Inglewood, Service Employees International Union Local


LAUSD announces app to coordinate COVID-19 factors in step toward reopening

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday, Feb. 22, announced the launch of “Daily Pass,” the first comprehensive system in the nation that coordinates health checks, COVID-19 tests and vaccinations in one online tool. The district called Daily Pass “a critical component of Los Angeles Unified’s ‘Safe Steps to Safe Schools’ reopening plan. “The Daily Pass sets the highest standard possible for school safety,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. “MERV-13 upgraded air filters in ever...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Microsoft, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Southern California, Microsoft Corp, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner


Tired of ‘Zoom University’? So is edtech

The rise of “Zoom University” was only possible because edtech wasn’t ready to address the biggest opportunity of the past year: remote learning at scale. Of course, the term encapsulates more than just Zoom, it’s a nod to how schools had to rapidly adopt enterprise video conferencing software to keep school in session in the wake of closures brought on by the virus’ rapid spread. Now, nearly a year since students were first sent home because of the coronavirus, a cohort of edtech companies is e...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Class, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Tech, Remote Work, Inspace, Facetime, Chromebooks, Edtech, Hall, Coursera, Emergence Capital


Technology in the elementary music classroom after the pandemic

The pandemic will leave a lasting impression on music education for years to come. Even when the ending of the pandemic is finally in sight, music education will reel from the effects. When it comes to elementary music education, we thrived on incorporating ensemble performances using instruments from ukuleles to xylophones. We adored allowing our students to improvise using movements, chants, poetry, and instruments. We integrated cultural dances with social-emotional learning skills. When the ...
Tags: Books, Music, Technology, Featured, Education, Microsoft, Teaching Music, Social Sciences, LMS, Arts & Humanities, Nearpod, Subtopics, Teaching Music Online, MusicFirst Google, Matic Flipgrid, Peardeck


After Covid, will digital learning be the new normal?

Schools have embraced apps and remote classes in the past year. Some see benefits in virtual learning but others fear the impact on disadvantaged children and privatisation by stealthHistory is likely to record that Britain’s teachers were better prepared for Covid-19 than government ministers. With cases rising in Europe, 14 schools in England had already closed their gates by the end of February 2020. When senior staff at Barham primary school began drawing up contingency plans on 26 February,...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, England, Technology, Education, Microsoft, Society, Britain, Social exclusion, Schools, Barham, Coronavirus, COVID


How to delete a Flipgrid video as an educator or student in a few simple steps

Flipgrid video responses can be deleted or hidden after being posted. Flipgrid You can delete a Flipgrid video as either an instructor or student in a few steps. Flipgrid is an educational tool by Microsoft used to create video message boards and discussion topics for students of all ages. Posted video responses appear in a grid, where they can be played by both teachers and students. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Educators use Flipgrid to create message...
Tags: Google, Learning, Students, Education, Microsoft, Trends, Classroom, Tech Insider, FlipGrid, Remote Learning, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

Amazon is planning to extend its computer science program Future Engineer to India, demonstrating its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second largest internet market. In a job recruitment post, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, in India is “currently underway” and the chosen candidate would be tasked with working with l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Education, Microsoft, India, Tech, United States, Bangalore, Amazon India, Amazon Amazon, CBSE, NASSCOM, Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE, Unacademy


Bill Gates Picks 5 Good Books for a Lousy Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxlx8aZJ6mE 2020 has been a terrible year. But that hasn’t stopped Bill Gates (as is his custom) from choosing, he says, “five books that I enjoyed—some because they helped me go deeper on a tough issue, others because they offered a welcome change of pace.” Below, you can read, in his own words, the selections he published here. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein. I started following Epstein’s work after watching his f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Microsoft, College, Germany, Bill Gates, Winston Churchill, Roger Federer, Charles Darwin, Alexander, KGB, Facebook Twitter, Larson, Epstein, Erik Larson


Berlin’s Wonder raises $11M for a new approach to video chat where you wander and join groups

If this year has taught us a lesson about the world of of work, it’s that collectively, we weren’t very well equipped in terms of the technology we use to translate the in-person experience seamlessly to a remote version. That’s led to a rush of companies launching new services to fill that hole — cloud computing and data warehousing startups, collaboration platforms, sales tools and more — and today one of the latest startups in the area of videoconferencing is announcing a round of funding to ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Magic Leap, Sap, Phil Libin, Wonder, Roux, BlueYard Capital, EQT, Steck


Children and the Internet at UN Internet Governance Forum: Issues around gaming, online harms, education

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed children into spending more time online, whether it be for education, recreation, or simply by the virtue to being stuck indoors. It has also increased challenges for parents, policymakers, and companies alike, given that children are exposed to online harms as they spend more time online. On the other hand, the pandemic has shown the deep digital divide, wherein millions of children do not have access to a device and internet connection. The United Nations Inter...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, News, Education, Microsoft, Children, Australia, Youtube, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, United Nations, Commission, Portugal


Gift Guide: 22 STEM toy gift ideas for every little builder

In 2020, parents and guardians are super spoilt for choice in the STEM toys gift department — which is great news in the midst of a pandemic that’s supercharging homeschooling needs. The category has matured to offer an interesting range of options for children across a wide span of ages, shedding some of its earlier reliance on Disney IP in favor of more original ideas. Below, we’ve rounded up 20+ gift ideas to get the (robotic) ball rolling. It’s still true the educational value of ‘learn to c...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Elsa, UK, Education, Microsoft, Disney, Tech, Kickstarter, Pi, Arduino, Minecraft, Kano, Sphero, Robo Wunderkind


As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning

Campuswire was in a fortuitous spot when colleges and universities across the world shut down on short notice because of the threat of coronavirus. Founded by Tade Oyerinde in 2018, Campuswire is a virtual solution for any teacher who wants to digitize their internal classroom communications, from Q&A time to the lecture itself. The strategy, for the most part, has worked. Campuswire is now used at more than 300 universities among 200,000 students, Oyerinde tells me. While Campuswire’s pitch ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Learning, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, Tech, Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Serena Williams, Online Learning, Distance Learning, Ramsay, Hotmart, David Blake


13 e-learning sites where you can learn to code online for free or an affordable price

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Coding can be a valuable hard skill for workers in an increasingly digital economy.Below, you'll find 13 sites with resources for learning to code online — from MIT's free coursework to an IBM Data Science Professional Certificate — that span categories and popular programming languages such as Python and JavaScript.See more: 9 online computer science classes that are...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, Trends, Css, Php, Nasa, Features, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, Dartmouth, Ibm


Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. And today, one of the early pioneers of the medium is announcing some funding as it tips into profitability on the back of a pivot to enterprise services, targeting businesses and governments who are looking to upskill workers to give them tech expertise more relevant to modern demands. Udacity, which provides online courses and popularized ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, India, Funding, CSR, Egypt, Shell, Udacity, Online Learning, Sebastian Thrun, United States Department of Defense, Thrun


Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force teachers, students and parents to adopt new technologies, edtech’s total addressable market has massively grown in the last several months. The shift has urged venture capitalists to pour money into the sector accordingly, ushering a number of startups into the unicorn club. But maturation doesn’t just mean bigger checks and high-flying unicorns — it also brings exits. Edtech M&A activity is buzzier than usual: In the last week, Course Hero, a startup ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Education, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Comcast, M&a, Khan Academy, Edtech, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, PowerSchool, Discovery Education


10 popular online STEM, coding and gaming courses — all are taught by women

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera There are startlingly low numbers of women in STEM-related careers: Only 1 in 4 STEM positions are held by women.Education can help you advance in a STEM career, and online courses can be more affordable and flexible than a traditional college route.Because representation matters, all of these courses are taught by women who are highly successful in the STEM field.Read more: These online d...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Python, Minnesota, Education, Microsoft, Stem, Trends, Development, Css, Nasa, Features, Harvard, Cambridge, Aws, Columbia University


Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily designed for classrooms, and that fact has opened a gap in the market for those looking to build something more fit to the purpose. Today, a startup called Engageli is coming out of stealth with an app that it believes fills that need. A video conferencing tool designed from the ground up as a digital learnin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Higher Education, UC Berkeley, Online Learning, Farrell


Kahoot picks up $215M from SoftBank for its user-generated, gamified e-learning platform

After announcing a modest $28 million raise earlier this year, the user-generated gamified e-learning platform Kahoot today announced a much bigger round to double down on the current surge in demand for remote education. The Norwegian startup — which has clocked 1.3 billion “participating players” since launching in 2013 — has picked up $215 million from SoftBank, specifically by way of a “private placement to a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., through issuance of 43,000,000 new shares.” The...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Europe, Education, Microsoft, Softbank, Disney, Gamification, Online Learning, Oslo, Company, SoftBank Group Corp, Krone, Kahoot, Netflix of Education, Merkur Market


LAUSD to start testing youngest students for coronavirus

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program is entering a new phase this week, as the district begins offering tests to some of its youngest learners, Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on Monday, Oct. 5. Children in early education and elementary schools, as well as all staff members, will have an opportunity to get tested as the district works to put in place safety measures in anticipation of an eventual return to campuses. Families will be noti...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Microsoft, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Trump, Greg Laurie, Chino, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner


The best student discounts for clothes, streaming services, tech, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky ESB Professional/Shutterstock Being a student is expensive regardless of whether it's from home or in a classroom, but if you know where to look, student-exclusive discounts are all over the web from a variety of retailers. Although onsite learning is an uncertainty for many students this coming school year, we've compiled the best offers available for students r...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Spotify, Students, Microsoft, College, Sales, Trends, Features, New York Times, Showtime, Student Discounts, Hilfiger, Asos, Wall Street Journal, Economist


The Internet Archive Will Digitize & Preserve Millions of Academic Articles with Its New Database, “Internet Archive Scholar”

Open access publishing has, indeed, made academic research more accessible, but in “the move from physical academic journals to digitally-accessible papers,” Samantha Cole writes at Vice, it has also become “more precarious to preserve…. If an institution stops paying for web hosting or changes servers, the research within could disappear.” At least a couple hundred open access journals vanished in this way between 2000 and 2019, a new study published on arxiv found. Another 900 journals are in...
Tags: Google, Education, Microsoft, College, Data, Internet Archive, Libraries, Archives, Helsinki, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Hanken School of Economics, Durham NC Follow, Samantha Cole, Mikael Laasko, Shaun Khoo


User-generated e-learning site Kahoot acquires Actimo for up to $33M to double down on corporate sector

Norwegian company Kahoot originally made its name with a platform the lets educators and students create and share game-based online learning lessons, in the process building up a huge public catalogue of gamified lessons created by its community. Today the startup — now valued at over $2 billion — is announcing an acquisition to give a boost to another segment of its business: corporate customers. Kahoot has acquired Danish startup Actimo, which provides a platform for businesses to train and e...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Europe, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Training, Tech, M&a, Norway, eLearning, Online Education, E-learning, Oyo, ARR, Compass Group


LAUSD rolls out coronavirus testing, contact tracing program

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to the media during a press conference held at Harry Bridges Span School in Wilmington on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following months of planning and preparation and weeks of trial testing, LAUSD has launched its COVID-19 testing program for students and staff with results in less than 24 hours so.(Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner takes a COVID-19 test prior to speaking at a press conference held at ...
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Johns Hopkins, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, Service Employees International Union Local, LA County, University of California Los Angeles


Technical glitches have disrupted learning for students all across the country as they navigate online classes during the pandemic

Helina Thorp, right, 14, expresses frustration while unsuccessfully trying to log in to her school distance-learning classes while her mother, Virginia Thorp, attempts to call school officials from a Pacific Gas & Electric community resource center at the El Dorado Fairgrounds during a Public Safety Power Shutoff in Placerville, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP As many students went back to school online on Tuesday, they were met with technical glitch...
Tags: Google, School, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Learning, Education, Microsoft, Court, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Ap, Online


edX offers free classes and affordable professional certificates from Harvard and other top universities around the world — here's how it works

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. EDX; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX is a non-profit founded by MIT and Harvard that offers free and affordable online classes.The site has partnered with more than 90 of the world's leading universities, non-profits, and NGOs to offer courses from programming in java to the science of happiness for free.You can also pay a fee to receive a certificate of completion from each course, or choose to...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Microsoft, Trends, Features, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Online Learning, Mooc, E-learning, Connie Chen, Jannis Tobias Werner Shutterstock, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020, Education & Personal Development (Reviews


Should I Buy a PC or Mac for College?

Yes, we’re wading into these waters this week: The classic PC or Mac debate that spawned countless, hilarious ads from Apple and John Hodgman a decade-plus ago. (I’m sure Microsoft would beg to disagree with Apple’s interpretation, but I think the entire would would agree the Zune should have never been a thing.)Read more...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Mac, College, Windows, Lifehacks, Laptop, John Hodgman


Google Introduces 6-Month Career Certificates, Threatening to Disrupt Higher Education with “the Equivalent of a Four-Year Degree”

I used to make a point of asking every college-applying teenager I encountered why they wanted to go to college in the first place. Few had a ready answer; most, after a deer-in-the-headlights moment, said they wanted to be able to get a job — and in a tone implying it was too obvious to require articulation. But if one's goal is simply employment, doesn't it seem a bit excessive to move across the state, country, or world, spend four years taking tests and writing papers on a grab-bag of subje...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Technology, Education, Microsoft, College, America, Mit, Berkeley, Seoul, Malcolm Gladwell, Facebook Twitter, Walker, Galloway, Instagram Google


LAUSD enrollment down, mostly in kindergarten

Average daily attendance and overall enrollment in Los Angeles Unified School District were down slightly in the first week of distance-learning compared to years past, the district reported Monday, Aug. 31. Some of the decline was expected, but was worsened by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Austin Beutner said during his weekly briefing. The percentage of students who attended online classes was down roughly 3.4% compared to the first seven days of classes last year, Beutner sai...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Microsoft, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Peet, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


Microsoft’s Seeing AI founder Saqib Shaikh is speaking at Sight Tech Global

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced Saqib Shaikh on stage at BUILD in 2016, he was obviously moved by the engineer’s “passion and empathy,” which Nadella said, “is going to change the world.” That assessment was on the mark because Shaikh went on to co-found the mobile app Seeing AI, which is a showcase for the power of AI applied to the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired. Using the camera on a phone, the Seeing AI app can describe a physical scene, identify persons ...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Cloud, UK, Education, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Augmented Reality, University of Sussex, Nadella, Shaikh, Saqib Shaikh, Sight Tech Global Shaikh



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