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Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
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Gooru Powers Personalized Learning With Open Content
Getting Smart • Getting Smart Staff
Forget what you’ve been told about edtech
TechCrunch • Patrick Brothers
2U: Valuation Concerns and Market Opportunities
Fool.com: The Motley Fool • Motley Fool Staff
What Sets 2U Apart From Competitors
Fool.com: The Motley Fool • Motley Fool Staff
Empower Students, Inspire Ideas, and Create Change
eschoolnews.com • Jeff Festa
Build a Brighter Future With STEAM
eschoolnews.com • Jeff Festa
Inspiring students to build a better tomorrow using STEAM
eschoolnews.com • Jeff Festa
Making Social Studies More Social for All Kindergarteners
KQED • Katrina Schwartz
Online courses may require more prep time than traditional classes, study says
educationdive.com • Shalina Chatlani
Impact Report Shows NTN Better Prepares Students for College and Life
Getting Smart • Jessica Slusser
 
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EdTech, Education
Gooru Powers Personalized Learning With Open Content
Getting SmartGetting Smart Staff
The non-profit personalized learning platform Gooru (@Gooru) provides K-12 teachers and students with real-time assessment data and a catalog of free and open content designed to personalize the learning experience and support students in reaching their goals. “We leave the content and...
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EdTech, Finance
Forget what you’ve been told about edtech
TechCrunchPatrick Brothers
Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. The investment de jour? Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing...
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E-Learning, Education
2U: Valuation Concerns and Market Opportunities
Fool.com: The Motley FoolMotley Fool Staff
2U Inc's (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock has rocketed up 80% so far in 2017. What should long-term investors make of the company's share price? In this concluding segment of our recent Industry Focus podcast on education tech dynamos 2U and Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG), our...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
What Sets 2U Apart From Competitors
Fool.com: The Motley FoolMotley Fool Staff
In this segment of the Industry Focus: Consumer podcast, host Vincent Shen and Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma dive into 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU), a provider of online learning technology to some of the most prestigious schools in academia. To gain an overview...
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EdTech, Teacher Resources
Empower Students, Inspire Ideas, and Create Change
eschoolnews.comJeff Festa
Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest to empower students, inspire ideas, and create change by incorporating STEAM into projects designed to help advance the interests of local communities. Apply by 11/9/17, for a chance to win! Add your opinion to the...
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EdTech, Real Estate
Build a Brighter Future With STEAM
eschoolnews.comJeff Festa
Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest to empower students, inspire ideas, and create change by incorporating STEAM into projects designed to help advance the interests of local communities. Apply by 11/9/17, for a chance to win! Add your opinion to the...
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EdTech, Teacher Resources
Inspiring students to build a better tomorrow using STEAM
eschoolnews.comJeff Festa
Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest to empower students, inspire ideas, and create change by incorporating STEAM into projects designed to help advance the interests of local communities. Apply by 11/9/17, for a chance to win! Add your opinion to the...
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EdTech, Education
Making Social Studies More Social for All Kindergarteners
KQEDKatrina Schwartz
This kindergarten classroom at Lafayette Elementary in San Francisco has both native English speakers and students who are still learning English. As teacher Elizabeth Iwaszewicz works to help her students understand the difference between fact and opinion she makes sure that students...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Online courses may require more prep time than traditional classes, study says
educationdive.comShalina Chatlani
Dive Brief: Online courses may be more time consuming for educators to teach, according to a new Australian study, which analyzed the responses of just over 2,000 academics, reports Times Higher Ed. The study found it takes educators 10 hours to plan...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Impact Report Shows NTN Better Prepares Students for College and Life
Getting SmartJessica Slusser
We think school networks are one of the most important innovations that bring positive change to schools in the modern era of K-12 education. Schools that are part of a network have shown boosted achievement and graduation rates, and networks allow for...
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