K-12 Tech Education
The Nebraska Builder Initiative held their first event last week at the Gallup Riverfront Campus. The event featured guest speakers from across Nebraska’s business ecosystem as well as a presentation and business launch by students from the program’s first cohort. The Nebraska Builder Initiative is designed to identify key entrepreneurial talents in students known as…Read More
Despite the digital classroom revolution, many teachers still keep track of students’ grades by pencil and paper. The Cedar Rapids collaborative NewBoCo, which operates the Iowa Startup Accelerator, is looking to improve the process for schools with a new plugin, QuickScore. Six teams were chosen for the Iowa Startup Accelerator this year, but QuickScore wasn’t one of them. QuickScore…Read More
Sycamore Education’s first line of code was written in 1991. “We started really small,” said Glen Ellis, founder and CEO, Sycamore Education. “I was the coder, and my wife was the salesman.” Ellis said that originally, the small team never had a plan so they ended up just doing it, a way that Ellis seems…Read More
KANSAS CITY—Mike Johnston brought the beat to Big Kansas City with a live demo of just how legit a drummer he is. Not that his craft needed validation. Johnston started playing the drums when he was five, and with drumming instructors such as Pete Magadini and Steve Ferrone, he was sure to get the hang of it.Read More
KANSAS CITY—As part of a continual effort to help women in technology fields, nonprofit Kansas City Women in Technology (KCWiT) created Tech sHeroes earlier this year, a program focused on educating, encouraging and empowering middle school girls to explore careers in technology.Read More
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Montessorium, an educational game app that uses the principles of Montessori teaching, has been around for more than four years, but this month, the Sioux Falls, S.D.,-based startup is taking its games to an accelerator.Read More
Pear Deck, an interactive presentation Google app for the classroom, is live worldwide.
The tool has been in beta since March, with thousands of users in select school districts across the country. Now the final version is available in the Google Chrome Web Store.Read More
You might not find cupcakes at your typical user group meeting or hackathon, but at Kansas City Women in Technology’s next event, the sweet treat will be the attendee’s “coding fuel.”
KCWiT invites KC-area mothers and their daughters to join them for Coding & Cupcakes, a three-hour event to teach coding and website building.Read More
Chase Jarvis thinks creativity is the new literacy, and by that, he means “creativity is the fundamental building block of the solution to every problem the world has ever seen, has ever known and will ever know.” For example, he once hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro with a group of friends to raise awareness for clean water,…Read More
With increasingly fast Internet speeds and a growing ability for real-time interactions, innovations in technology are changing the game in traditional education.
Now Iowa City, Iowa-based startup Pear Deck is harnessing that technology to help teachers better engage with their students.
“What makes it really exciting is that one of the problems for any teacher, especially as class sizes continue to grow, is how you engage all students in a lesson,” Michal Eynon-Lynch told Silicon Prairie News …Read More