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We're now smack dab in the middle of summer, but things are still heating up in edtech with some hot
Issue #13  •  July 2  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
We’re now smack dab in the middle of summer, but things are still heating up in edtech with some hot new research on personalized learning, London Edtech Week recap, and a BIG acquisition by Microsoft. 

Have a great week!
According to new research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, “when school districts adopt personalized learning, the bulk of the work falls to teachers, who, while excited about the opportunity to innovate, are often not supported by their school systems to implement and share their ideas.” But never fear. Here are several strategies that districts can implement to help scale their personalized learning efforts.
1. Decide what problems need to be solved
2. Create flexibility in schools
3. Support change management strategies
4. Pick leaders for innovation in districts

London Edtech week gathers some of the world’s best, brightest, and most entertaining edtech companies in a celebration of the future of education technology. Here are some of the companies getting top marks:
- Lightneer: a mobile gaming company
- Giglets: an imaginative online reading library
- Flipgrid: an online video sharing tool for the classroom
- GoConqr: an interactive learning platform
- Jolt: an app that educates students about career skills
- iLeader: an on-the-job management learning app
- HowNow: an app that lets anyone to create and sell online courses from their own website   •   Share

Microsoft has acquired education technology startup Flipgrid and announced that the subscription social learning platform will be free to all educators.
Flipgrid makes a video discussion tool widely used in classrooms. The tool is used by over 20 million educators, students and families across K-12 and higher education in 180 countries.
Google’s G Suite for Education competes strongly with Microsoft in K-12 classrooms. Windows OS has a leading 44% share in K-12 schools globally, while Google’s Chrome OS has a 56% share.

“Educators must be properly trained before integrating a new device or software into their classrooms.”

1. Form Connections with Teachers to Learn About Tech
2. Have a Planning Meeting to Discuss IT Integration
3. Test Tech Tools in the Classroom
4. Reflect on Lessons Learned from the IT Demo
5. Work with Teachers to Implement New Solutions
6. Remember to Check in with Teachers and Students

How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco | WIRED
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Digest Education is curated by:
Hrvoje Morić Hrvoje Morić - Teacher, Podcaster
Jemma Israyelyan Jemma Israyelyan - Director at CEED
Raphaëlle Houdot Raphaëlle Houdot - - 🇨🇦🇫🇷 COO at Voilà Learning (language learning disruption)
Laura Truncellito Laura Truncellito - Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication.
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