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"I believe we are one of the best in the world in terms of UI/UX design. We do a lot of research into what is familiar and natural to humans. We are continuously pushing ourselves to figure out how to teach concepts with images, without using letters." (Sooinn Lee, CEO, Enuma) New Motivation for Making Games When Sooinn Lee first found out that her newborn son had speci...
"Learning Equality is committed to enabling every person in the world to realize their right to a quality education" (About Learning Equality) Reaching the Less Reachable Over half the world’s population doesn’t have regular internet access, which is a huge impediment to creating digital learning opportunities that can benefit everyone. To address this prob...
"The use of a smart city platform for exploring, visualizing, and downloading location-based open data will drive innovation. Researchers, citizens, and entrepreneurs can use this data to develop and test apps, inform urban planning, and, ultimately, make systems work better for citizens." (Urbanova) Experimental City University researchers, technology develope...
"Technology will never replace great teaching. Rather, it can help educators to inform instruction, save time, and improve student outcomes." (Project Unicorn) Advocating for Data Smarts Project Unicorn is an initiative to get more schools and teachers using data in safe, understandable, and productive w...
"By giving young people the tools to engage with the future early in life, we are equipping them to face uncertainties and challenges and helping them discover their role in shaping the future." (Teach the Future) Educating for Agency Teach the Future is a non-profit organization that helps teachers ...
"We’re on a mission to open museums and cultural sites up to the world, one video at a time. We’re creating world-class resources on art and cultural objects for learners from around the globe—for free." (Smarthistory) The Art History Textbook of the Future Smarthistory is a nonprofit that produces free educational resources, aim...
"All students are curious, want a brighter future, and are willing to work hard. Each, however, needs equal access to the Internet to achieve their full potential." (The 1 Million Project) The Homework Gap Although 70% of teachers in the U.S. assign homework that students need the internet to complete, many households with school-aged children don’t have acces...
"There’s no such thing as playing without learning." (Sawyer) Parents Helping Parents Having good neighbors pays off in a pinch. A borrowed egg can save a batch of brownies, and for a sample or two of the finished product, most neighbors are happy to help. In 2015, two neighbors in Brooklyn wondered why their sharing stopped at eggs and sugar. They were...
"Student outcomes are your primary goal. Maximizing your Education Return on Investment is ours." (Glimpse) A Way to Evaluate and Improve a School’s Investments The number of different educational tools and touted solutions offered to schools each year can be overwhelming; how do administrators know which of the programs they chose to implement are a good fi...
"Where women in tech can talk about whatever we want." (Leap) A Social Network with the Core Culture Set by Women Cadran Cowansage, a software engineer at Y Combinator, didn’t feel comfortable talking openly online. In a world where social networks are designed almost entirely by men, connecting and engaging meaningf...