This is a great story from Boston on how teachers are creating their own edtech startups to help improve the use of technology in the classroom. Massachusetts is fast becoming an edtech startup in its own right with its first accelerator program LearnLaunchX, launching a couple of months ago. Whist the ambition and enthusiasm of these teacher-startup converts is there, they face the same challenges as they would in their schools: the lack of basic technology infrastructure (internet, computers) and the difficulty in connecting with the people who make the purchasing decisions.
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Edtech startups graduate from Pearson’s accelerator programme
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Hello Janet 6
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