7 Important Startups in Educational Technology

by Melissa Burns



Editor’s Note: In honor of the mass cultural ritual called Going Back to School we’ll be running a series of pieces profiling new thinking about of innovation in education.

Fresh educational technology startups are being promoted by the day, but not all of them deserve your attention. However, we sometimes encounter innovations that can really level up students’ and teachers’ productiveness. With the right tools at hand, the classroom can become a motivational setting that inspires every student and teacher to give their best. The following tools are some of the most successful recent educational technology concepts that can achieve that.

1. HSTRY

It’s no wonder why history is the least favorite subject of many students – the textbooks are too “textual” and boring. Learning facts and dates about important historical events is not easy at all, but HSTRY makes this information more fun than ever by enabling students to visualize the studying material, collaborate through the cool social features and get engaged in team projects.

2. Campuscene

This is one of the most important tools for college applicants. Students rarely know exactly what they want after finishing high school, and the fact that there are too many options to choose from confuses them even more. Since an applicant cannot visit all colleges they are interested in, they can use Campuscene to get a close feeling of the campus environment of different schools, learn about the programs and facilities and make the final decision.

3. LoudCloud

This learning and teaching platform has captured a lot of attention right after it was launched. Since the materials have been developed on the basis of behavioral analytics, they help learners to understand their strength and weaknesses and improve their performance. This adaptive learning management system also improves the capacity of teachers.

4. Help.PlagTracker

Today’s students find it difficult to complete all papers their professors request. Since the curriculums are too challenging, all students need an assisting tool that will enable them to submit flawless papers no matter how short their deadlines are. Thanks to Help.PlagTracker, all students can get professional writing consulting services and editing assistance that will result with 100% plagiarism-free papers ready for submission.

5. CueThink

“Math is the easiest class in school” – said no one ever. Solving math problems has always been challenging for students, but CueThink is a concept that has the capacity of changing that. This is a peer-to-peer app for iPads that inspires students to implement creative thinking into math problem solving and learn from the mistakes they make.

Teachers from all around the world rely on this app when they want to prove to their students that math can be approached with enthusiasm.

6. EssayMinions

There isn’t a student who hasn’t wished to have minions under their control. They would help with all academic writing assignments and life would immediately become easier. That’s possible thanks to this website. The professional writers at this website can write any type of content, and their assistance is useful for both students (who need help with their papers and assignments) and teachers (who don’t have the time to prepare unique studying material).

7. uConnect

Career services are rarely efficiently promoted at colleges and universities. This tool changes the promotional approach by creating custom websites and recruiting applications that result with better job search services for the students of the particular school. The marketing and communication tools of uConnect enable the staff members of career centers to reach their students with less effort and greater efficiency.

Relying on EdTech tools is more important than ever!

If you thought that everything has already been invented and the educational system couldn’t be changed any further, think again! The world of Educational Technology is constantly evolving and revolutionizing the learning and teaching approach. Every student and teacher should become aware of the successful startups in the industry. You can start by exploring the 7 tools listed above!  Please share other tools with us and let us know your thoughts on these.

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Melissa Burns is an education blogger, and a new teacher. She was studying in Columbia and those years inspired her to dedicate her life to teaching. She graduated from Iowa State University and is passionately interested in informatics, writing, and educational activism. She has already visited 38 countries and is planning to travel around the globe. Follow her @melissaburns and contact her at burns.melissaa@gmail.com

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