Demos: EdTech Edition

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Education Technology (EdTech) is a growing trend in the technology space across the world, but in reality, it is no new undertaking. Attempting to disrupt the education system through specific channels is a decades-old plan that has reaped many benefits for those companies successful in their endeavors. For example, in December of 2015, U.S.-based EdTech companies raised over $64 Million. Join Tech in Motion on Thursday, February 25th for an opportunity to see how local companies are shaking up education in their own unique ways.

Meet Our Demo Companies:

For 30 years, ThinkFun, Inc. (http://thinkfun.com/) has been dedicated to creating games that spark curiosity, cultivate confidence, and nurture life-long learners. Its games encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), while generating excitement for a world of learning through play. Innovation, creativity, value, and fun are the four elements that comprise the development of every game. Ignite the mind, and change the world for each player.

Infamous Robotics LLC (http://infamousrobotics.com/) has developed a unique curriculum that educates children on all the engineering fields related to robotics design and computer science. Winners of the Global Smithsonian Invent It Challenge, their students invent, develop and create intelligent robotic solutions to real world problems that are at the cutting edge of the field.

ruvna (http://ruvna.com/) is an online school management platform making safer & smarter schools. Schools waste thousands of dollars ineffectively dealing with the massive problem of safety. Ruvna allows schools to account for their students in real time during an emergency, allowing schools to better focus on what truly matters: students. See www.ruvna.com (http://www.ruvna.com/) for more information.

Edbacker (https://edbacker.com/) is not just a product – we are a response to a problem: America’s educational funding gap, and the lack of technology resources designed for the parents who are tirelessly working to improve the lives of our nation’s students. Edbacker is the user-friendly online platform designed to bring parents,corporations and districts together to fill this funding gap. As the nation’s first platform designed specifically for PTAs and PTOS, districts, and educational foundations, Edbacker makes fundraising, donor management and parent communication easier than ever before.

As a Certified Benefit Corporation situated at the intersection of online learning and international social good,TechChange (https://www.techchange.org/) provides online professional development in technology and social change. Around the world, implementers in public health, emergency response, and monitoring & evaluation all struggle to solve pressing issues with limited resources. We connect them with relevant content, experts, and certification using our proprietary learning platform.

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