Blake Montgomery

School Leaders Share the Best Ways to Get Your Product into Their Districts

The best outcomes for businesses and school districts are deeply intertwined and require balancing philosophies and approaches at exactly the right time. Dr. Kecia Ray, who once turned around a failing Tennessee school with a handshake, believes that companies should act as thought partners with the school districts they’re selling to.

Blogs sindicados: 

How to Get VC Funding by Being a ‘Missionary, Not a Mercenary’

Evaluating the team running an edtech startup is the most critical step when considering investments, say two venture capitalists who will be coaches at the EdSurge Immersion Conference.Esteban Sosnik, a General Partner at Reach Capital, looks for early employees who are unified.“The most important thing about any company is the team: their talent, their passion, their mission alignment, their ability to hire and to become leaders of the organization. It takes a village to build these companies.”

Blogs sindicados: 

Practicing Privacy: Insights from Edtech Lawyer Gretchen Shipley

2016 has been a busy year for data privacy advocates. University of California, Berkeley students filed suit against Google for illegally scanning their emails. Pokemon Go launched its wildly popular location-based and data-hungry augmented reality game. And at least 14 states have passed student data privacy laws, so far.

Pitfalls and Triumphs—What I Learned From My Year in Edtech

Blake Montgomery, one-half of the EdSurge On Air podcast team, is bidding EdSurge adieu to take on a role as a Tech Reporter at Buzzfeed. But before he leaves, he's got some thoughts about what he's noticed from his year at EdSurge. 
Specifically, what is he optimistic about? What was his biggest scoop of the year? Why has he become distrustful of edtech company pitches? Catch all that and more in Blake's farewell EdSurge On Air podcast.

Blogs sindicados: 

How to Talk Tech With the Austin Independent School District

Known affectionately as the “Silicon Hills,” Austin, TX has its own thriving edtech community that doesn’t receive quite as much acclaim—or scrutiny—as its California counterpart. The edtech community there follows a similar pattern.

Blogs sindicados: 

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: IRIS Connect, The Graide Network, Istation Reading

This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study.

Remind’s Path to Revenue: Processing Payments for School Events

How often does Brett Kopf get reminded about the need to find a revenue stream for his free product?This week, the chief executive of Remind finally has an answer: Activities, a feature that allows educators and administrators to digitally collect funds and distribute tickets for field trips, fundraisers and events. The San Francisco-based startup will take a cut from these payments.

Blogs sindicados: 

S’Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: FreshGrade, ScreenCastify, Quizlet Live

This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study.

Stanford Experiments with Virtual Reality, Social-Emotional Learning and Oculus Rift

What can virtual reality, the technology that arguably takes the viewer farthest away from the tangible world, teach students about expressing themselves and interacting with each other?
Two experiments at two very different California schools aimed to find out.

Blogs sindicados: 

Quizlet's New CEO: Inside His First 100 Days in Office

Matthew Glotzbach spent more than 10 years at Google, a Fortune 500 company with tens of thousands of employees. Now he’s checked off 100 days running Quizlet, a company of 50—mostly new hires—that recently received its first round of venture funding.

Syndicate content