Words Mean More to Students When They're Personal

You can't memorize your way to a better vocabulary. Contextual learning is the key to word learning. But is context enough?


Ed-Tech Startups Win Big Money at Education Business Plan Competition

A handful of ed-tech startups won $140,000 from the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Wednesday.


Exhibiting Your Startup at an Expo: The Ultimate Packing List

Are you preparing to present your ed-tech startup or your education project at an expo? Don't forget to bring these things.


Educators Can Ease Racial Trauma Experienced by Students

As educators, we can help students navigate racial trauma by providing safe spaces for honest conversations about their stressful experiences related to race.


The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts

There are lots of great ed-tech tools out there, but which ones should you use in your classroom? To narrow down the choices we asked teachers who are ed-tech experts for their best recommendations.


Five Tools and Tips for Working With Students Online

Connecting with students digitally can be a challenge. Here's a short list of tools and tips to make you a more effective online communicator with students.


Learning to Speak 'Tech' as a Non-Technical Co-Founder

Let's face it, ed folks and tech folks don't always speak the same language. But is it important to learn to speak 'tech'?


Finding the Technical Know-How to Build Your Great Startup Idea

Here's a common problem that many aspiring ed-tech entrepreneurs face: They have a great idea, but they don't know how to build it.


Hiring Teachers for Their Potential in South African Blended Learning Schools

Understanding that the need for high quality education in South Africa is urgent, we have adopted a recruitment and selection strategy at SPARK that focuses more on hiring for potential than on hiring for current capability.


Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices.


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