Three PowerPoint Alternatives You Need in Your Classroom

There are an estimated 300 million PowerPoint users in the world delivering an estimated 30 million PowerPoint presentations each day. Here are some other options that might work better in the classroom.


Transitioning From Worker Bee to Organizational Leader

"If it doesn't make money, then what you're doing is just a hobby." What does this statement mean for ed-tech startups?


Finding the Right Startup Incubator for Your Ed-Tech Startup

Startup incubators (and accelerators), which help startups with mentorship, connections, office space, and sometimes capital, are ubiquitous these days. How do you know which incubator is best for you and your startup?


The Next Big Thing in Online Video: Student Production

New evidence suggests that it is not just teachers who make engaging and relevant recordings. Students do too.


Four Steps to Structured Student Conversations

If you are looking for ways to engage all of your learners, while also supporting the needs of diverse learners, then it's time to get them to start talking. Here is my four-step method to getting students into the roles of partner, presenter, teammate, and teacher.


Talk to the Startup Bloggers on Twitter

Do you want to know what launching a startup business entails? Ask the Startup bloggers during an Education Week Twitter chat from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.


The Mental Game of Being an Entrepreneur

The mental game of being an entrepreneur is something I struggle with at times. Maybe it's just me, but launching a startup can sometimes feel like riding an emotional roller coaster.


Moving The Needle: Advisers as a Startup Catalyst

Startup founders can't be shy when it comes to seeking out help. Had we not specifically approached our new adviser and asked him for his assistance, we would have missed an important opportunity to move forward.


Startup Shortcuts: PowerPoint as a Free Graphics Editor

I've spent a lot of time working in PowerPoint in previous jobs. That skill has come in handy working on a startup, as I've found that I can use PowerPoint to edit and create basic graphics.


Teacher Validation: Wind in the Sails of an Ed-Tech Startup

Learning lessons from the teachers we work with, and seeing their progress, is motivating me to keep moving forward in the startup process.


The opinions expressed in The Startup Blog: Ed Tech From the Ground Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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