K-12 Tech Education

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ActiveGrade founders create new education startup Pear Deck

By SPN Team / March 3, 2014

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 …

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BIG, Cedar Rapids schools partner for alternative approach to education

By SPN Team / November 6, 2013

School has been back in session for awhile, but you won’t find students in the Big Ideas Group hitting a mid-semester slump. On any given day one student may be recording an album while another gears up to participate in the Google Science Fair.

In August the supplemental education program, formally called the Big Ideas School, was absorbed into the Cedar Rapids Community School District, meaning that any student within that district can enroll free of charge…

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Find Omaha’s free entrepreneurship education on YouTube

By SPN Team / August 14, 2013

More recurring educational events have popped up in Omaha over the past year, each providing entrepreneurs a different dose of advice for their startup or small business. Three groups—Mastercraft Advisors, AIM and Cornstalks—still have ongoing events, with plenty of opportunities ahead to learn about business aspects such as banking, raising money or marketing…

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Kauffman Labs Venture Showcase: ‘K-12’ presentations

By Danny Schreiber / June 7, 2011

Today, the 16 companies that have been working the past four months in Kauffman Labs’ Education Ventures Program are presenting their work to a panel of experts onstage and an audience at the Kauffman Conference Center.

Each founder has eight minutes to present and seven minutes to field questions and …

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