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Remind101 Is A Private Twitter For Teachers Ten companies from the Imagine K12 incubator in Palo Alto pitched their wares onstage this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In order to participate in the three-month Imagine K12 program, which runs out of the AOL offices, a startup has to have an education bent but otherwise can focus on any product. When I asked Imagine K12 participant Brett Kopf why start an incubator focused solely on education he responded,”There are a lot of problems in education, so there’s a lot of room to be solving problems.” Fair enough.

II - Home Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Reading on a Kindle or iPad is NOT Reading … So, They Say … Maybe it is Better Reading on a Kindle or iPad is NOT Reading ... So, They Say ... Maybe it is Better In his book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Dr. Seuss says, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. Unigo.com Raises $1.6 Million From McGraw-Hill Education Exclusive - Unigo.com, a website that provides information for finding, getting in and paying for college, has raised its first round of institutional funding. The startup has raised $1.6 million in financing, led by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Unigo says it will use the capital to expand to include graduate schools and accredited universities outside the United States, and broaden its reach through alliances with publishers.

Technology Integration Matrix The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments.

BetterLesson Grabs $1.6 Million To Let Educators Find And Share The Best Lesson Plans Primary and high school teachers already have a hard job. It’s difficult to envy the pour souls who had the unfortunate position of educating the type of disorderly rapscallions like myself at a young age. Not to mention, enduring low wages and a system largely devoid of the same technological aids that have come to assist nearly every other profession. When it comes to the actual daily process of designing the curricula that students will follow, teachers basically have to create their own, ad hoc, every night.

Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. They can be found in a newer post on this blog.

InternMatch Raises $500K To Connect Students With Internships InternMatch, a 500 Startups-incubated company has raised $500,000 in funding from Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Roger Dickey, Angel Fund Social Leverage, 500 Startups and other investors. This brings InternMatch’s funding to $900,000. InternMatch essentially helps connect students with internships. The platform attempts to do humanize the internship search process for students and allows small to medium sized businesses to recruit students who fit in with their business culture.

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