Education Technology

Why Seamless Communication — in the Classroom and Beyond — Matters

Communication from teachers to both students and parents has always been important in K-12 education. But in an age of distance learning and technology-driven hybrid learning, clear and consistent communication — about grades, assessments, learning goals, and a host of other things about school — may be more important than ever. We all need to …

Prodigy Math Game- Learn Math Through Engaging Games

Updated Jan 2022 Prodigy Math Game is an online game-based educational website that helps students practice and learn mathematics through fun and engaging games. As students play, Prodigy’s adaptive algorithm delivers curriculum-aligned math questions and in-game rewards to engage them and keep them focused on the learning process. Using Prodigy Analytics Reports, teachers can access …

The Risks of Omicron Mean Starting the Semester Online Was the Right Move

Recently, Brown University economist Emily Oster wrote an op-ed in The Atlantic that makes three key points: (1) institutions can simply require vaccinations (or, less explicitly, masks); (ii) Personal learning will relieve the student’s mental distress; and (3) online teaching is harmful to students. While I acknowledge Auster’s brilliance in her field of expertise, my …

What One Startup Founder Learned in Her Quest to Change How Profs Communicate With Students

Ten years ago, Pooja Sankar set out to build an education technology tool that would give shy students superpowers in their college courses. Its premise was to break the main bond between professors and students. Specifically, I felt that emails between professors and students led to inequality when it came to students who understood the …