May. 6, 2013 8:30 am
The education technology startup will create a native app available for all Windows 8 devices.
Apr. 17, 2013 8:30 am
Is it time for a new model of professional development for teachers in the 21st century? Shelly Blake-Plock thinks so. The co-executive director of the nonprofit Digital Harbor Foundation, Blake-Plock and cofounders Margaret Roth and Rose Burt have launched An Estuary, a for-profit, spin-out startup that’s “working to develop mobile technology and data around professional [...]
Mar. 28, 2013 10:41 am
Four companies presented at March's Baltimore TechBreakfast, including downtown Baltimore education technology startup 1sqbox.
Mar. 21, 2013 10:30 am
Common Curriculum is one of a number of companies in the area making the Baltimore region a growing center for EdTech. It’s also one of 33 companies competing for one of three, $100,000 awards in the inaugural InvestMaryland Challenge. The web-based app works as a weekly lesson planner, as Technically Baltimore reported last summer when [...]
Mar. 19, 2013 11:30 am
In 2012, $1.1 billion of venture capital funding went to edtech companies. Of 2,788 private companies acquired in that year, 48 of them were private EdTech firms. One report argues that, despite the bluster, there is no edtech bubble.
Mar. 18, 2013 8:30 am
Version 3.0 of the app, introduced last week to coincide with National Reading Awareness Month, not only includes more than 350,000 individual book entries crowdsourced by BookLeveler users, but it also now incorporates a badge system for scoring books.
Feb. 28, 2013 8:30 am
Downtown Baltimore education-technology startup 1sqbox expects to close a second round of angel financing worth $5 million by middle 2013. The second round comes after an initial round worth $330,000, according to BmoreMedia. The product 1sqbox sells is proprietary, classroom-management software for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The software runs on Android-equipped tablets the [...]
Jan. 31, 2013 9:30 am
Vince Talbert on EdTech investing: ‘I want every kid to feel like they have a very clear path to their happiness’ [VIDEO]
Vince Talbert, right, at Tuesday evening’s Startup Grind. Vince Talbert — vice president of merchant marketing at PayPal and co-founder of online payment platform Bill Me Later, which was acquired by eBay in 2008 — is now spending more time among Baltimore techies within this city’s startup scene. He’s investing and popping up at events, like September’s Startup Weekend. [...]
Jan. 30, 2013 8:30 am
With the BookLeveler app, teachers use scanned photos of books’ ISBN codes to score age-appropriate reading materials for students by associating different texts with letters of the alphabet.
Jan. 4, 2013 8:30 am
Chromebooks needed at Patterson Park Charter School // 12 startups to watch this year // Speaker guidelines for Ignite Baltimore 12 [Links]
Mrs. Shaw needs Chromebooks at Patterson Park Charter Sch 327 [Donors Choose]: “Currently, we have 30 computers that must be shared by over 200 students … These Chromebooks would allow our class to become one of the first 1:1 language arts classrooms in Baltimore City.”