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Goodbye Summer, It's Back to School - Startup Digest Education - Issue #20

It's nearly September, and for many of us, that also means it's "Back to School!" How are you prepar
Issue #20  •  August 27  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
It’s nearly September, and for many of us, that also means it’s “Back to School!”
How are you preparing for this school year and what other kinds of resources and articles would you like to see in our Digest?
What does a building designed to meet the needs of students look like? Something like this: “Sensory stimulation is minimal, with soothing colors and as few right angles as possible. Windows are located either high up on walls or near the floor so that whatever is going on outside doesn’t distract. HVAC and plumbing are buried deep within walls or under the floor so noise and vibrations can’t be perceived. Hallways are 16 feet wide — twice as wide as a typical school hallway — and laid out in serpentine configurations for several reasons. A student pulled into the hall to calm down can be supported without disrupting passersby, for example.”

“Energy” is something that as individuals we should do our best to fill. However, we also have an impact on those around us as well. Here you have three tips on how to boost energy in your school this year:
1.- Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
2.- Show appreciation to people every time it comes to your mind.
3.- Always remember why you do what you do.

Betakit’s CanCon podcast brings together a coding education expert panel and dedicated this episode to answering two key questions: “Can Canada’s tech ‘brain drain’ be STEMmed by a new band of coders?” and “Do ‘top developer’ lists contribute to toxic coding culture?”
Here is the panel:
Melissa Sariffodeen – co-founder/CEO, Canada Learning Code
Jeremy Shaki – co-founder, Lighthouse Labs
Rohan Nair – Senior Technology Director, Highline BETA
Sage Franch – co-founder, Crescendo   •   Share

Education technology (EdTech) has seen a boom in the last five years, as schools bring devices and broadband into classrooms and investment increases. But where should those on the cusp of starting their own EdTech company start, and how can they make sure they succeed in the face of increasingly fierce competition?
1. Think through the key questions
2. Make sure it works
3. Prove you can motivate
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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