“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
In honor of Gene Wilder, our favorite Willy Wonka of all time, this week’s top edtech stories share how edleaders are making the imagined come true.
From offering free virtual tours of U.S. National Parks to offering free world-class education to anyone, anywhere, here are the movers and shakers in education making dreams into reality.
Cool Schools & Tools
1. New Pub from Highlander and Christensen
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) August 29, 2016
We agree inspiration, incubation, intermediation are keys to next-gen learning at scale
2. Google Parks 360º
— Bryan L. Miller (@Edtechnerd) August 25, 2016
Let’s get students outside to learn–check out our place-based education campaign!
3. Duck, Duck, Moose!
4. Career Exploration App
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) August 24, 2016
This new game-based app supports today’s students with career exploration–we talk about the skills they’ll need to succeed in their future careers in Learning for Life: New Skills for New Jobs.
5. Monetizing EdTech
We’ve been studying learning platforms, here’s 8 observations.
Dollars & Deals
6. $42.8M to Panopto
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) August 25, 2016
7. $1M to Nepris
8. 100 Days of Learning
9. STEM Girls
Higher, Deeper, Further, Faster Learning
10. Reimagining Higher Education
Speaking of lifetime learning, check out how to create your own anywhere, anytime playlist.
Guided Math and Reading Curriculum
— The EdTech Roundup (@ETRoundup) August 31, 2016
Check out this Smart Bundle where we discuss the importance of teachers as curriculum designers.
For more, see:
- Virtual Reality – Hope or Hype?
- STEM And Making in Education is Growing
- The World is a Classroom & the Possibilities are Endless
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