Tweetables: This Week’s Top News That’s Fit to Share

Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles. 

Teachers Get Techy: Education-Focused Startups Are Making In-Roads into Classrooms
Time Magazine reports on how edtech startups like Top Hat Monocle are making their way into classrooms across the country. Funding for edtech companies was $429 million in 2011 alone, up from $146 million in 2002, according to the National Venture Capital Association.

  • #TimeMagazine Edtech startups making their way into classrooms every day.

Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD?
Peter DeWitt at Education Week asks a few important questions for schools considering Bring Your Own Devices. “There are certain pitfalls to look out for when inviting students to bring their own devices. With BYOD comes responsibility,” he writes. “Schools need to be prepared for a change of this magnitude. They must have a plan in place before they can encourage students to bring in their own devices”

  • #BYOD Are schools prepared to allow BYOD? Education Week asks the important questions.

EdStartup 101: How to Build an Edtech Company in 18 Weeks
EdStartup 101 is a new breed of Massively Open Online Course that starts this morning! This new course is intended for people looking to make a name for themselves in the edtech scene and learn about business development, relationship building, and the education process.

  • EdStartup101. How do you build a full-fledged edtech company? This new MOOC promises to get you up and running in 18 weeks.

From Legos to Raspberry Pi: The Most Creative Startups in Education Technology
Huff Post explores five unique edtech startups taking innovational approaches to learning. Read about Inkling, Knewton, Nearpod, Lego MINDSTORMS and, perhaps the one with the cleverest name, Raspberry Pi.

Standardized Testing the Video Game: Coming to a Student Near You
Smartblog on Education explores the changing model of standardized testing. The two groups developing the tests to align with Common Core State Standards are SMARTER Balanced and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. They’re looking to make a few changes.

  • What lies ahead in the future of standardized testing? Smartblog on Education post.