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China, Idaho, EdTech News, & Lawnmower Parents

Hello Teachers & Entrepreneurs! This week includes quite a fascinating bunch of stories on edtech
Issue #25  •  October 8  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
Hello Teachers & Entrepreneurs!
This week includes quite a fascinating bunch of stories on edtech in China, edtech in rural Idaho, tips on launching edtech, how a teacher built a million dollar business, and…what in the world is a lawnmower parent?
Happy World Octopus Day!

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Lawnmower Parents are “the parents who rush ahead to intervene, saving the child from any potential inconvenience, problem or discomfort.”
Avoid becoming a Lawnmower Parent. Let school-age children do the talking as often as possible, from ordering at restaurants to calling friends. Insist that high school students attempt all communication on their own first, from asking for make-up quizzes to resolving conflict. And for kids of all ages, TRUST them. “Give [them] room to make mistakes, even major ones sometimes, and learn from them together.”

Four Steps to Increase Your Odds of Success Launching an Edtech Product

Looking into China’s Edtech Unicorns

According to analysis firm Metaari, edtech investments have skyrocketed to over $10.58 billion in the first three quarters of 2018, shattering records compared to last year’s total of $6.72 billion invested within the same time frame.
Leading the pack is China where 12 Chinese companies raised over $100 million, including one online tutoring company that raised $500 million in June 2018. Other trends include consumer-facing companies, which 55% of the total investment, and growing investments in AI-based learning and Mixed Reality learning companies.

How Tech Helped Transform a Rural Idaho School District

How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A Million Dollar Education Business
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