Google’s Family Link software now recommends ‘teacher-approved’ apps

Google today is expanding the capabilities of its Android parental control software, Family Link, to go beyond helping parents better manage their child’s device and app usage. Now, the Family L

Selected’s recruiting platform matches teachers with schools they’ll love

A “dating app for teachers” is an odd but useful way to describe the startup Selected, which has just closed on $1.2 million in seed funding for its recruiting platform for educators. And

Google’s new Tour Creator lets students make their own VR tours

Google today launched a new tool for teachers and their students called Tour Creator, which allows anyone to create their own VR tour using imagery from Google’s Street View or their own 360-deg

Amazon’s TenMarks releases a new curriculum for educators that teaches kids writing using digital assistants, text messaging and more

Amazon is expanding its efforts in the education technology space today with the launch of a new curriculum from TenMarks, the company it acquired several years ago which previously only focused on ma

Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans

In April, Google introduced a revamped, reimagined version of Google Earth, which included a number of new features that go beyond visualizing the planet through the use of maps and satellite imagery,

Element Raises $102 Million | Crunch Report

Element AI raises $102 Millon, Another board member resigns from Uber and Chan Zukerberg Initiative invests $5 million into Landed to help teachers afford housing in Palo Alto. All this on Crunch Repo

Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches

Following months of testing and free trials for early adopters, Microsoft announced this morning that its learning-focused version of the popular Minecraft game, Minecraft: Education Edition, is now a

Remind enters the payments space by letting parents pay for field trips with a credit card

We first covered Remind back in 2011, when it launched as a way for K-12 teachers to broadcast communications to a classroom full of parents. But over the past five years the company has evolved int

Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was expanding its investment in Minecraft, the popular game it acquired for $2.5 billion in 2014, by building out a new version that would allow teachers

Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a compa

Google Expands Its Educational Platform “Classroom” With A New API, Share Button For Websites

Google Classroom, the company’s educational initiative that launched last year to allow teachers and students to communicate and collaborate with each other using Google tools and services, ha

TeachPitch Helps Educators Around The World Share Learning Resources

Creating lesson plans, learning about teaching methods, and finding new educational material are all part of a normal workday for teachers, but it can be difficult because most educators have extremel

Mystery Science Launches A Program Aimed At Inspiring Kids To Love Science, Not Just Learn Its Conclusions

A former Facebook Product Manager has teamed up with the former science director from Southern California-based LePort Schools to create a new educational platform designed to inspire kids to learn

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help t

Now At 30K Schools And Growing Fast, Remind101 Is On A Mission To Modernize Classroom Communication

While many industries in the U.S. have undergone massive changes in the last 10 years -- such that some almost seem unrecognizable -- the educational system appears much the same as it did 100 years a

AppoLearning For iPad Helps Parents & Teachers Find The Educational Apps Worth Buying

With an ever-expanding selection of apps on the market making educational claims, parents today have a tough time deciding which apps are worth their investment. Earlier this year, app search and disc

Pinterest Targets Casual Visitors With New “Pinterest For Teachers” Site, May Add More Content Hubs In Future

Pinterest has launched what may be the first of several official "hubs" featuring content targeting a particular segment of its user base, with today's debut of a new "Pinterest for Teachers" site at

EduClipper Launches Its “Pinterest For Education” To Bring Better Crowdsourced Curation And Sharing To The Classroom

Back in 2007, Adam Bellow launched a site called <a target="_blank" href="http://www.edutecher.net/index.php">eduTecher</a> to aggregate and surface the best educational resources and content on the W

Coursera Brings Online Instruction To Teachers, Taking Its First Steps Into The K-12 Market

While some institutions of higher learning have grown skeptical of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/19/despite-courtship-amherst-decides-shy-away-star-mooc-provider"

Wonderville Launches An Interactive Content Library And Virtual Classroom Network For Kids

Last July, a group of veteran executives from eToys, eBay, Sesame Street, Discovery and Disney <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/27/etoys-vets-launch-wonderville-a-platform-for-early-childh
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