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  • TradeUp Named as DemoDay Favorite by PandoDaily

    TradeUp Named as DemoDay Favorite by PandoDaily

    TradeUp, a Startl company who participated in the DreamIt Accelerator this summer, was named a Demo Day favorite by PandoDaily. TradeUp is a platform that prepares people for the 21st century job market using 21st century education. Startup accelerator network Dreamit Ventures today unveiled its latest class of companies in New York City. Maybe I’ve been to too [...]

  • DreamIt New York 2013 – Demo Day Highlights, Videos, and News

    DreamIt New York 2013 – Demo Day Highlights, Videos, and News

    This past Wednesday, August 7, 2013, DreamIt Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Startl hosted Demo Day for the 15 companies selected to participate in the DreamIt New York 2013 Summer accelerator program. The event was held at the McGraw Hill Financial Building in Manhattan and saw over 300 community members, including: potential investors, customers, mentors, and other industry executives. This year’s class [...]

  • Boundless launches paid online textbooks with new learning tech

    Boundless launches paid online textbooks with new learning tech

    Boston startup Boundless said Tuesday that it has launched a paid version of its online college textbooks, which come with new technologies for improving learning.

    The premium products are priced at $19.99 per book, with no expiration, Boundless said.

    The new "Boundless Learning Technology" is "part personal tutor, part online search and part textbook," the startup said in a news release. Boundless says it’s spent more than a year gathering data on how students learn online, and has developed new adaptive-learning technologies aimed at helping students to better grasp and retain information.

  • Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 Class – August 7, 2013

    Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 Class – August 7, 2013

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 is a very important day  - Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 class of companies including three learning companies in the Startl cohort.  Demo Day is an invitation-only event where investors, press and program supporters get their first chance to meet the graduating DreamIt NYC class. Following the demo portion [...]

  • Board Games in the Classroom

    Board Games in the Classroom

    Glory provided a new and inventive way of learning history through the eyes of four unique fictional characters. Throughout our week-long tournament of sorts, I got to experience a time period about which I knew very little and bond with my fellow Avenues students over one thing we had all grown to love: Glory.

The Hour of Code

The Hour of Code

December 14, 2013
Khalid Smith | Occupy EdTech: A Design Challenge

Khalid Smith | Occupy EdTech: A Design Challenge

August 27, 2013

Khalid Smith, Education Leader at Startup Weekend, talks about the process of uniting educators with designers and entrepreneurs and — occupied with the problems of EdTech — using design challenges to understand a problem deeply, create solutions, and then use technology to scale. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

LiveSchool and Mentor Scott Weiss Talk EdTech

LiveSchool and Mentor Scott Weiss Talk EdTech

August 27, 2013

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Scott Weiss and LiveSchool discuss different models for getting the startup’s EdTech product into more school. Don’t get caught up in having to go out and get Silicon Valley-based money, says Weiss.

TradeUp Named as DemoDay Favorite by PandoDaily

TradeUp Named as DemoDay Favorite by PandoDaily

August 11, 2013

TradeUp, a Startl company who participated in the DreamIt Accelerator this summer, was named a Demo Day favorite by PandoDaily. TradeUp is a platform that prepares people for the 21st century job market using 21st century education. Startup accelerator network Dreamit Ventures today unveiled its latest class of companies in New York City. Maybe I’ve been to too [...]

DreamIt New York 2013 – Demo Day Highlights, Videos, and News

DreamIt New York 2013 – Demo Day Highlights, Videos, and News

August 11, 2013

This past Wednesday, August 7, 2013, DreamIt Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Startl hosted Demo Day for the 15 companies selected to participate in the DreamIt New York 2013 Summer accelerator program. The event was held at the McGraw Hill Financial Building in Manhattan and saw over 300 community members, including: potential investors, customers, mentors, and other industry executives. This year’s class [...]

Udemy targets international students with support for 9 foreign languages

Udemy targets international students with support for 9 foreign languages

August 11, 2013

Online learning platform Udemy announced today that its site will support ten foreign languages and hit the milestone of one million students.

Udemy is a well-known provider of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs. It offers videos and live lectures from hundreds of expert instructors, giving people opportunities to expand their knowledge base and skill sets.

Utah Teachers trained on new STEM learning technologies

Utah Teachers trained on new STEM learning technologies

August 11, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 150 teachers from across the state met Friday for a demonstration of new educational technologies that will be piloted in schools this fall.

The training session, organized by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the STEM Action Center, presented teachers with 11 technologies aimed at closing achievement gaps and increasing college readiness in mathematics.

“We will see what technologies are the best fit,” said Meredith Mannebach, program director for the STEM Action Center, which was established earlier this year by lawmakers with a $10 million investment.

How Does Silicon Valley Teach Its Children? With A FabLab!

How Does Silicon Valley Teach Its Children? With A FabLab!

August 11, 2013

Instead of giving us so many lectures, wouldn’t it be better to teach us how to build something cool instead. I felt that, by making real objects, we could learn in ways that were more memorable,interesting, and tangible.

This fall, 
Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California is launching a fabrication laboratory—a “FabLab”—for its kids, complete with computer-aided design tools and a 3-D printer. Students will be able to design their ideas and then make them in real life. My oldest son happens to be one of those lucky children. What I only dreamed about in school—making real things based on the subject matter taught in class—is becoming the reality for kids today.

Harvard Innovation Lab’s youngest team launches recommendation engine Side

Harvard Innovation Lab’s youngest team launches recommendation engine Side

August 11, 2013

Many spend their freshman year of college sleeping through Psych 101 and drinking cheap beer at parties. Nithin Tumma, James Ruben, and Neel Patel, however, dedicated their first year to building a startup.

This trio of Harvard freshmen launched Side on the Apple store today. Side is mobile application that prompts you with simple, two-choice questions, then recommends products and services based on your responses. You answer a series of two-choice questions about yourself, such as “where would you rather raise your kids” — city or country.

Boundless launches paid online textbooks with new learning tech

Boundless launches paid online textbooks with new learning tech

August 11, 2013

Boston startup Boundless said Tuesday that it has launched a paid version of its online college textbooks, which come with new technologies for improving learning.

The premium products are priced at $19.99 per book, with no expiration, Boundless said.

The new "Boundless Learning Technology" is "part personal tutor, part online search and part textbook," the startup said in a news release. Boundless says it’s spent more than a year gathering data on how students learn online, and has developed new adaptive-learning technologies aimed at helping students to better grasp and retain information.

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