Summer 2012 Companies
Chalk saves educators time from paperwork. Teachers and administrators can distribute documents electronically, fill out forms automatically, and request information and e-signatures. Chalk tracks and stores all responses so users get instant updates on critical documents and never have to worry about lost or misplaced files again.
CodeHS is the best way for high schools to teach computer science. CodeHS provides a curriculum, short instructional videos, in-browser programming exercises, and a support system for teachers and students to get help from experts. CodeHS makes it easy for high schools to implement and fun for students to learn. Our growing library of videos make CodeHS the best place for a beginner to learn CS.
DigitWhiz is all about making sure that kids master foundational math skills in a fun and effective way. Our online program evaluates current abilities, prescribes games and guides kids to master basic and pre-algebra skills. It’s easy for teachers to setup their class, get started right away and track student progress. Parents use DigitWhiz too! Check out our iPad version here. DigitWhiz is teacher created and kid approved!
Edcanvas is redefining presentations in the modern classroom. We are the one place for teachers and students to create, present and share knowledge. Teachers and students can easily create an engaging canvas/presentation by dragging and dropping internet resources from YouTube, Google, etc. and even from their personal Dropbox and Google Drive accounts. These canvases can then be shared and updated throughout the school year. Edcanvas is fun, easy and beautiful!
NoRedInk is an adaptive learning tool that helps students improve their grammar/writing skills. Our engine generates personalized curriculum from students' interests and adapts to their abilities with instant feedback, tutorials, and color-coded heat maps. With no marketing, we're in 4% of U.S. schools. We won NBC's $75,000 Innovation Challenge in September and have been featured on the TODAY show, Mashable, MSN.com, US News & World Report, and Hack Education. We're backed by ImagineK12 and led by an English teacher who, after grading 15,000 papers, decided to leverage technology to eliminate "red ink."
Raise is revolutionizing the way college scholarships are accessed and distributed. With Raise, students can earn "micro-scholarships" throughout high school based on their individual achievements in class and overall progress towards college. Scholarship providers leverage Raise to allocate their scholarships more efficiently, and help more students achieve their college ambitions.
Securly is the first web filter that has been designed from the ground up for schools. It is completely cloud based, takes five minutes to set up per district and costs a fraction of the enterprise solutions that schools are forced to pay for today. We solve the problem of "over blocking" in schools by allowing educators to safely use 21st century instructional tools such as Google, YouTube and Wikipedia in the classroom.
SmarterCookie makes it easy for schools, instructional coaches, and mentors to use video coaching to support their teachers. With a phone, laptop, or camera, teachers record video of a lesson, upload it to the site, and share it privately with their colleagues. Coaches provide time-stamped feedback that is specific and actionable for teachers to implement immediately. It's effective - every teacher, new and experienced, benefits from frequent coaching - and we handle the complexities of sharing video privately and organizing feedback so that more teachers can reach their potential.
StudyRoom creates communities around online classes. Students now have a place to meet their classmates online, collaborate and study together using a super easy to use collaborative whiteboard. StudyRoom brings the value of study groups and social learning to online education on both the web and mobile.
Tioki is the online professional network exclusively for the education community. Our mission is to give those in the education industry access to the most valuable resource out there – other people who are passionate about education! Through the use of specialized skills’ tags, education-specific profile features, and linked resources, we make it easier than ever for you to gain access to the advice, tools, and opportunities that address your most pressing needs. With every connection you make on Tioki, your professional network automatically expands, increasing your access to increasingly more knowledge and opportunities.