Startup Weekend EDU

Coding, Making, and the Arts: Essential Tools for Students

Coding, Making, and the Arts: Essential Tools for Students

| February 27, 2013 | 6 Comments

Some of the most important subject areas and activities we want students to learn are the very ones that are left out of many schools: the arts, computer programming, and learning to making things by hand. We know that arts integration can open all kinds of opportunities for learning and fostering creativity. We’re learning why […]

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Closing the Gap Between Educators and Entrepreneurs

Closing the Gap Between Educators and Entrepreneurs

| January 17, 2013 | 16 Comments

Getty There appears to be no shortage of new businesses looking to apply technology to education. An entire ecosystem has emerged in recent years to develop and promote the latest product or service for the classroom or district. But a major hurdle remains: the divide between what entrepreneurs build and educators need. The ecosystem stimulating […]

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Hacker and Teacher: The Perfect Match

Hacker and Teacher: The Perfect Match

| October 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco Last weekend, at the Washington, DC Startup Weekend EDU, it was clear that teachers are starting to play a more important role in these intense entrepreneur-fests. For those unfamiliar with Startup Weekend, here’s the general idea: entrepreneurs have 54 hours — from Friday night until Sunday afternoon — to pitch […]

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