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Ed Tech Companies 2012

Ed Tech Companies 2012

As an ed-tech entrepreneur it is my job to stay up-to-date on the industry. This is my list of really great companies that are using technology in a "disruptive" way to improve our existing education system.


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Powered by a network of the nation’s top college counselors and a vibrant community of enrolled college students, Unigo is the Web’s largest resource of information to find, get in and pay for college. Families use Unigo for admissions and financial aid advice, and access to more than 200,000 multimedia reviews by students on 6,500 campuses across the country, for free.

Article: Fast Facts
Source: Unigo

Then, from the start of their sophomore year through graduation, students will be encouraged to live in a new country (or at the very least, a new city) every semester. In this way, Minerva wants its education to be informed by experience and by the resources available online: “We’re not going to offer a single foreign language class, but if you’re not trilingual by the end of your four years, you won’t graduate,” Nelson says.

Article: With $25M From Benchmark ...
Source: TechCrunch

t's a fact: Nearly half of U.S. households end up owing no federal income tax. But it's not surprising given the bipartisan addiction to tax breaks and that the U.S. tax code is set up to be progressive

Article: Gas prices bucking summer...

Figure out what's happening on campus. Find the events your friends are attending.

Article: It looks like you're usin...
Source: Involvio

Study Edge provides Review Sessions and Study Materials for many undergraduate courses to help students improve their grades and improve their overall understanding of course material. All of our Review Sessions and Study Materials are prepared and administered by our Study Experts.

Article: Study Edge - What We Do
Source: Study Edge

Scribble Press was created by two moms, Anna Barber and Darcy Pollack, as a place for kids and families to write, illustrate and publish their own books. The store is a fully equipped art studio complete with printing and bookbinding on site. Come with your story, and leave with a book! There are lots of other creative projects, too, for kids of all ages, and we've got everything you need to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts.

Article: Scribble About Us Page
Source: ScribblePress - Imagine C...

Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. We believe that everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach to others. This means our communities are really the greatest universities. Our platform helps make the exchange of knowledge easy, enriching, and fun.

Article: Skillshare — What is Sk...
Source: Skillshare

The idea behind Tutorspree goes all the way back to high school. Back then, finding a tutor was largely driven by randomness and word of mouth.

Then we saw our friends - teachers and grad students - losing their jobs in the recession. What did they do? They went looking for tutoring gigs by sticking flyers up on telephone poles. "That's crazy! It hasn't changed!" we thought, and we set out to fix the problems parents have finding great private tutors, and the problems great tutors have finding good clients.

Article: Tutorspree helps you find...
Source: Tutorspree

Using documents, tags, questions, annotations and really cool analytics, you can create an open and transparent learning environment where students can benefit from collective intelligence of the group. Salon is discipline independent. If you are ready to think outside the box and design highly interactive learning activities, then salon is for you. If you think differently, then salon is for you. To be a good teacher means to *know* your students. Salon can do this better than any other tool. If you are in education or training, whether K-12, higher education, or even corporate training, you need classroom salon.

Article: Classroom Salon
Source: Classroom Salon