SILICON VALLEY'S PURSUIT OF PROOF
When the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) began hosting the iHub Pitch Games in 2014 in partnership with the NewSchools Venture Fund, the goals were simple: Find a way to bring teachers and developers of edtech together to share feedback. The games featured a pitch competition, where local business leaders and educators help select tools to piloted in the schools. Companies were matched with four to five teachers, who gave feedback on the products over three months.
Now after working with more than 50 teachers and 10 companies, SVEF is trying to move from helping companies get feedback to actually demonstrating “efficacy.”
EDSURGE REPORT ON EDCITE'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Summer interns typically spend the day taking notes, performing data entry, and stuck with the ignoble task of making coffee. But in San Jose, CA, 15 interns are calling the shots like CEOs, charged with driving product design and user engagement. And—get this—they're ages 9 to 11.
EDCITE PUTS TEACHERS IN CONTROL OF COMMON CORE PRACTICE
Edcite, a new startup providing teachers with online tools for Common Core assessment practice, today announced their public beta with built-in support for a growing number of official question types.
Edcite helps teachers create their own assignments and formative assessments using question types that mirror the Smarter Balanced and upcoming PARCC items. Teachers can familiarize their students with the online testing medium and format, while giving students immediate feedback with automatic grading.