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The 5 Big Mistakes Of Virtual Education

thanks Kirsten Winkler for sharing

Conférence... "Edupreneurs"

J’invite les collègues de Grèce à assister à l’intervention de l’entrepreneur Eli David à l’espace de coworking Coho de Thessalonique, jeudi 18 septembre de 19h à 20h30.

Pourquoi son intervention peut-elle être intéressante pour nous enseignants ?
> Pour l’écouter parler de LingoLearn, un site d’apprentissage des langues en ligne qu’il a crée en 2010.
> Parce que enseignement et entrepreneuriat ne sont pas des notions à opposer. Bien au contraire, soyons des enseignants ayant un impact DANS et HORS de nos classes ; des enseignants experts dans nos classes, mais ayant également à cœur de contribuer au développement de toute la profession ; des enseignants ayant de l’énergie pour diffuser de nouvelles idées et pratiques pédagogiques et éducatives.
> Pour nous aider à prendre conscience du nouveau rôle que nous pouvons jouer et à le définir… Le rôle d’ “Edupreneur”.

Au plaisir de vous retrouver à Coho ce jeudi !

Plus d’informations sur l’évènement :

Apply for the 4.0 Schools Ed-Tech Incubator

4.0 Schools is an early stage incubator. In the last 2.5 years, we’ve launched 23 ventures, trained over 300 edupreneurs, and grown communities focused on innovation in New York and New Orleans.   

We are currently receiving applications for our fall Launch Program.  During the Launch program, entrepreneurs have access to the resources of a typical accelerator (capital, coaching, and connections), with the added bonus of a pipeline to customers and follow-up funding.  Apply by October 1.


Making STEM education affordable

India has long had a firm focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - even the Indian Constitution reads: “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India … to develop the scientific temper, humanism, and the spirit of inquiry and reform.” And although India’s prestigious Institutes of Technology turn out some of the most qualified engineers and coders in the world, getting the chance to apply to these institutions is beyond many a child in rural India. 

Our first Edupreneurs incubator was held in India, where we discovered the fantastic startup that is out to change the face of science on the continent: Experifun. With a low cost science kit that comes in 25 versions, covering chemistry, biology, physical science and more, Experifun’s kit is already in use across over 70 Indian schools. They were one of two winners of that our Edupreneurs cycle, and we’ve just given a seed investment to help this Bangalore-based startup expand their offering even further.  We’re excited to see what they do next.

(via Experifun)

Skype has become boring and why that’s a good thing


I quoted Clay Shirky on that quite a bit already, but I think his idea that tech first needs to become boring in order to make a real impact on society is straight on, still.

Great article in which Kirsten Winkler makes a point that a) Skype is increasingly used by people to learn and teach and b) therefore it doesn’t make any sense for online teachers to “hide” on designated teaching platforms but they should face the world wide web instead.

What Makes Them Tick

A passionate edupreneur discusses the value of a holistic view of student learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Jack Macleod If you are tracking trends in education, then you have probably heard the terms “whole-child approach” and “360-view of student performance.” Sounds catchy, but what the heck does it mean? Teachers are with students 180 days […]


Anya Kamenentz

Fri, October 10th


721 Broadway- 4th Floor, Room 50

Join author and journalist Anya Kamenetz and your fellow students and alumni interested in education for a conversation about a range of relevant issues from the field. We will touch on DIY learning, standardized testing and big data, student privacy, charter schools, and technology in the classroom. This is a great chance to make friends, meet alumni, and ask good (or bad) questions that will help shape your next education project!

Anya is a staff writer at Fast Company and NPR’s lead education blogger. She’s the author of Generation Debt and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Her next book, The Test, about standardized testing, will be published by in 2015. Recently she has written about the big data revolution in higher ed, the controversial demise of neighborhood schools in New Orleans, and the adoption of technology in K-12 classrooms.