This time last week we were at the Paris airport, scraping together our last few Euros for REALLY expensive ham sandwiches and getting ready to roar back home. Good times in Dublin and at Web Summit, and it’s taken this long to comb through all the business cards and re-connect with the folks we met over there.
There were over 800 startups in the Alpha Village (or ‘Startup Alley’, as one investor put it). And while we couldn’t chat with all of them, we did make a point of meeting up with as many of our fellow ed-tech-ers as we could.
Today’s blog was meant to be a ‘Top 10’…but we couldn’t narrow it down- so here’s a ‘Top 17’ list for your reading and browsing pleasure. In no particular order, of course…
CLOUDPAGE http://cloudpage.co create and publish a ‘stand alone’ webpage
FRUGOTON http://frugoton.com iPad games for toddlers
GRADQUIZ http://www.gradquiz.com helping connect university grads with top notch companies
THOUGHTBOX http://www.thoughtboxlearning.net creators of ‘gameful learning’ apps
GLOBED http://globed.co e-learning solutions and childrens’ literature online
CAMARA http://camara.org using technology to improve the education of children in disadvantaged communities worldwide
EDUONGO http://eduongo.com allows educators to create and launch their own online academy or programme and share with colleagues and students
BOOKBOON http://bookboon.com download free eBooks and textbooks
IQPOLLS https://iqpolls.com live web-based audience response service
CHOREMONSTER https://www.choremonster.com making chores fun by engaging and rewarding kids through a suite of web and mobile apps
TYROCYCLE http://www.tyrocircle.com a social learning platform for students and professors in post secondary education
EDSPIRE http://www.edspire.co.uk a beautiful, inspiring and award winning blog born out of the tragic loss of a child
APON http://www.apon.com gives educators the ability to transform print materials into interactive media and repackage it as a native app, all without the aid of programmers
EXAMTIME https://www.examtime.com changing the way students learn by providing free study tools for students and teachers
CODERDOJO http://coderdojo.com volunteer led, open source, global movement of free coding clubs for young people
RIFFSTATION http://www.riffstation.com learn guitar chords and solos from any mp3 by slowing down, isolating and looping the guitar track
In the next few posts we’ll be showcasing some of these great companies and discuss how we’d like to partner with them using ANSWERABLES! If you know of an Ed-tech startup we haven’t mentined here that is helping blaze the trail, feel free to comment below.