Winter 2012 Companies
Edshelf helps educators and schools find, buy, and use the best education technology for their needs. We combine the best of Yelp and the App Store into a convenient launchpad to be their single destination for accessing and managing all of their edtech. At our core is the next generation in vendor procurement for school districts to make the buying process more efficient and effective.
InstaGrok is an interactive educational search engine that empowers self-directed learning on any topic in an intuitive, engaging and personalized way. instaGrok displays any topic as a visual, interactive concept map, allowing students to explore the topic, grasp key concepts and facts, discover quality educational content, adjust difficulty of the materials, test themselves with quiz questions and more. The built-in journal helps students practice their research and curation skills.
Hapara makes Google Apps easier to use for schools and teachers. Our tools deliver a consistent learning environment, reduce the configuration and maintenance effort, eliminate most of the class admin overhead for teachers and provide additional transparency required in the education environment. We have a global customer base that includes K12 and higher-ed institutions.
At LearningJar, we make ALL your learning count. You can find the most relevant resources to learn new skills, add them to your LearningJar by proving your knowledge and share your LearningJar with others. At LearningJar, our goal is to help you get credit for your lifelong learning.
Learnsprout helps developers build education applications by providing a simple and open API that pulls the data from student information systems in a standard and consistent way. We help schools and developers remove the complexity, pain, and cost of manual integrations.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
SAT Rocket modernizes SAT prep. Students pinpoint and focus on their weakest skills, instead of doing endless practice tests, to max out their scores more quickly. We're out to kill the boring 500 page test books, expensive prep classes and existing prep websites so that anyone can get top-notch test prep and reach their dreams without the expensive tutor. We wrap crisp video lessons, personal recommendations, and interactive examples in a modern interface to make SAT prep fun and effective.
Tap to Learn makes Engaging Education apps for Tablets geared towards age groups 8 - 13. These Apps use touch as the primary interaction mechanism and focus on math, english grammar and spelling categories. TapToLearn has simple learning games with back end analytics, performance tracking and success.
TeachBoost is a collaborative teacher development platform with an initial focus on teacher evaluation. Schools can easily create a culture of growth and learning among their teachers to focus professional development and save time and money, all with beautifully simple tools.