Snapwiz | 2014 May
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May, 2014

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    May 22, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    We’re excited to announce our new internship opportunity! We’re hiring! Seeking high school interns for QA and Marketing roles. http://t.co/3Uf0EV5wfV #internship #marketing #highschool #summer — Snapwiz (@Snapwiz) May 22, 2014 Snapwiz Inc. is a VC-backed startup that leverages technology to develop and bring to market novel educational solutions. We partner with publishers to deliver personalized and enriched learning content via the web, smartphones, and [...]

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    We’re excited to announce Edulastic—an innovative formative assessment tool that’s free for teachers! Edulastic will be available within a few short weeks, but right now we’re asking teachers to sign up at Edulastic.com for their chance to use the beta. What is Edulastic? Edulastic unifies homework assignments with the formative assessment process (*teachers have the freedom to use this for evaluation purposes or simply as iteration/practice sessions): Edulastic is [...]

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    May 13, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    Not every quote you’ll read about education is full of praise. Some of the most successful, imaginative, and influential people in the world have openly shared their unflattering opinions on institutions, pedagogies, and classroom experience.  Nevertheless, I think most people understand the intrinsic value of education—seeing that insights offered by critics are (most times) contextualized by political or personal experience.  Why Education Matters The answer to [...]

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    May 9, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    You became a teacher for the love of sharing ideas, knowledge, and questions. No matter what you teach, there’s something special—almost otherworldly—when you introduce a new perspective to a student and they pause to gaze upward, trying to wrap their minds around the new idea or insight. That’s what learning in motion looks like—and it helps drive you each and every day through all the struggles [...]

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    May 5, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    Perhaps the biggest takeaway from “Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Learning Tools” is the reality that a discourse gap persists between teachers and product developers. Teachers understand the value of technology in the classroom—but developers need to be more proactive in seeking feedback, suggestions, and insights from both teachers and students. Developers also need to do a better job of effectively [...]

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    May 1, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    On April 22, 2014—at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released “Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools.” The report is an incredibly insightful summary of survey data gathered from more than 3,100 teachers and 1,250 students, featuring 70 one-on-one interviews with teachers and students across 16 Districts. This penetrating research project was inspired by an everyday desire [...]