Monkimun Raises $1M to Help Young Children Learn Languages

MONKIMUN: $1 million to Monkimun, a startup based in San Francisco and Madrid, in a seed round from 500 Startups, SHO-zemi Innovation Ventures, Incuvest and Lanzame Capital. Founded in 2014, the startup develops language learning apps targeted for children ages 2 to 6. A graduate of 500 Startups, Mo

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Chinese Education Search Portal, Genshuixue, Raises $50M Series A

GENSHUIXUE: $50 million to Beijing-based Genshuixue in a Series A round led by Hillhouse Capital. The startup offers an online portal that allows users to search for local and online tutors; so far the site boasts 70,000 classes and "millions" of students, according to Tech in Asia. Not bad for a co

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Transforming Adult Education Through Technology

ADULT ACTION: Education's not just about the kids; there are 36 million US adults who lack basic skills. And despite the fact that 85 percent of respondents in a report from Tyton Partners and Joyce Foundation on this topic say technology can play a role, there's still much to be desired. Only 27 p

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?Will Teachers Continue to Have a Role in the Classroom?

5-10 YEAR PREDICTION: Michael Godsey is an English teacher from San Luis Obispo, California--but he's not sure that the traditional role of "teacher" will be around for much longer. In a recent op-ed in The Atlantic, Godsey explains that as teachers shift from "content expert" to "curriculum facilit

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?Simplify Edcamp Fundraising with Free "Edcamp-in-a-Box" Kits

WHAT'S IN A BOX: Edcamps have become a popular venue for professional development and teacher networking over the past few years--but it's not always easy to fundraise for such an event. Luckily, the Edcamp Foundation's management team has listened to these frustrations and responded with "Edcamp-in

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De especialista a entrenador.

¿Qué haremos los maestros y profesores cuando los alumnos no nos necesiten para aprender, sino que nos necesiten para guiarles en su aprendizaje?

Realmente nadie nos enseñó a ser entrenadores. Debería haber una escuela de entrenadores, como la de fútbol, donde no te enseñan a jugar al fútbol y no es necesario enseñar a tus pupilos cada gesto, cada toque, cada no a extraer de

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