WebDevrs and The Dojo have joined forces to host EdTank – Connecting Educators and Entrepreneurs tonight as part of the EdTech Meetup started in Fall 2012. It will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Dojo (16th Floor of New Orleans Exchange Center – 935 Gravier Street). RSVP here.
The event will be held in a competition style format with a goal to introduce teachers to the new technologies the entrepreneurs are presenting. Continuing to discover pain points in education and how the technologies can help is an important step forward in local ed tech.
Audience members will be given a chance to vote on the best entrepreneur at the end of the event. They will be encouraged to give critical feedback to the four early stage companies.
Below are the companies presenting their ed tech tools tonight:
- Haystack EDU is a national online platform created by a former teacher that efficiently and effectively helps match great teachers with schools and other opportunities. It is the first site built for teachers that has profiles on every one of the 130,000 K-12 schools across the country. This is a free service for teachers. This system makes a teachers ability to impact kids and grow their career substantially easier through providing them an easy way to find and be found for great opportunities including full-time jobs, professional development, and much more.
- Tutti Music Player provides everyone with the opportunity to practice their music with masters and share content with friends through interactive software. The software records master musicians’ performances that can then be purchased for use on the iPad along with an educational toolbox that allows audio mixing, video angle selection, looping, scrollable sheet music, and intuitive navigation. The Tutti Music Player is available for classroom or individual use. More than 250 schools are now using the platform.
- Newsela is an online tool that differentiates non-fiction texts based on reading levels. Students can read engaging texts at their level and answer Common Core aligned questions. Teachers get rich data that show the progress of individual students towards mastering the Common Core.
- Noteboard delivers messages (NOTES) directly to students between, before and after classes. NOTES are relevant, intriguing and motivational — and they’re guaranteed to get students’ attention. Post your NOTE in classrooms and on the website to allow students to better interact with your message. With Noteboard it’s attractive, it’s easy, and it works.
RSVP for the event here and use hashtag #EdTechNOLA to follow along on Twitter.