"If it doesn't make money, then what you're doing is just a hobby." What does this statement mean for ed-tech startups?
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November 20, 2014
October 29, 2014
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.
October 22, 2014
Learning lessons from the teachers we work with, and seeing their progress, is motivating me to keep moving forward in the startup process.
October 10, 2014
Entrepreneurship is a powerful tool that can be used within an established institution to foster innovation and accelerate promising initiatives. Leading a startup project within an organization is called "intrapreneurship" and there are many ways to do that within a school setting.
September 25, 2014
Startup incubators have increased my desire to learn from instructors and are driven by my own personal interests. Three aspects of startup incubators foster unusually powerful learning environments that could transfer to the K-12 context.
September 02, 2014
An NFL executive recently said that fantasy football, a popular game, can be a valuable educational tool in teaching math.
September 02, 2014
Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.
August 21, 2014
Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.
July 29, 2014
A lot of people use the phrase "it's a journey" to describe the process of a startup. Me included. The problem is that we all pretend like the "journey" of a startup like strolling up one of the hills of San Francisco. In fact, the "journey" is more like being dropped off in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, in Alaska, and needing to find your way to the top of a specific mountain. Without a map.
July 09, 2014
StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.