It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Motivis Learning, a New Hampshire-based ed tech company, is launching a new learning relationship management (LRM) system, which is a next generation, cloud-based software platform for educational institutions.
Girls Who Code has launched its Girls Who Code Loop app, available on iOS and Android for free. The platform serves as a community forum for questions and announcements on coding, college, jobs and internships.
Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.
The online tutoring services market in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.15 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.
Visual brainstorming tools, such as mind maps and virtual corkboards, can help students get organized and comfortable sharing their ideas.
- By Emily Major
Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.
More than 46,000 students worldwide are expected to build robots and STEM skills during the FIRST Tech Challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” which kicked off Sept. 10 and continues through 2017.
Natalie Hampton, a 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, CA, has created “Sit With Us,” a free mobile app that allows students to become “ambassadors” and privately invite other kids to join them in the cafeteria or lunchroom.
Digital publisher Shmoop has launched ShmoopYou, an academic network designed to engage students in school as they get help from peers.