Summer 2011 Companies
BloomBoard is a differentiated instruction platform for teacher PD. We provide districts/states with free observation and goal-setting tools in order to implement teacher effectiveness mandates. We then offer individualized recommendations to supports from an open marketplace of PD providers/content.
BrainNook is the next generation of learning games for kids under 10. BrainNook combines standards-aligned educational content and rich, massively multiplayer game environments to provide kids with a fun, connected learning experience across platforms. Parents and teachers get detailed analytics and tools to measure and improve their kids’ performance. Kids love playing in the exciting, competitive atmosphere of BrainNook with friends across the world; parents and teachers love the powerful insights that BrainNook gives them about their kids’ performance.
ClassDojo fixes bad behavior in class - a huge barrier to learning, and a waste of up to 50% of class time in millions of classrooms around the world. ClassDojo is the first scalable behavior management tool. It uses real-time feedback to actually improve behavior in class, and automatically generates actionable behavioral data for teachers, administrators and parents. Class Dojo is currently hiring.
Educreations is a community where anyone can teach what they know and learn what they don't. Our software turns any iPad or web browser into a recordable, interactive whiteboard, making it easy for teachers and experts to create engaging video lessons and share them on the web. Students can replay these lessons any time, any place, on any connected device. We're on a mission to dramatically improve student achievement by extending the reach of great teaching.
Eduvant provides a disruptively inexpensive and powerful way for school systems to create value and innovate with data they’re already collecting. We bring school data into the 21st century with an integrated, open development platform and an initial suite of tools that empower decision-makers with real-time analytics. Additionally, our platform’s open API enables outside developers to build integrated data solutions for schools. Ultimately, Eduvant’s platform will support a broad marketplace connecting schools to the tools and data they need.
Goalbook is making it possible for every student to have a personal learning plan. As education becomes more personalized and delivered through teams of specialists, the challenges of collaboration and tracking achievement will continue to grow. Goalbook is a private social network that connects a student’s learning team around their individual personal learning goals. Team members can quickly and securely communicate and celebrate student progress with each other. Goalbook is currently in beta with paying customers. Goalbook is currently hiring.
Remind101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Our online dashboard makes it easy for a teacher to reach an entire class of students on their terms, over SMS. It’s also great for parents, who may prefer email. Whichever their preference, remind101 allows teachers to stay connected so communication doesn’t stop once school’s over. Most importantly, it’s safe: remind101 routes all messages so that no person has access to any other's phone number or email address.