Clever San Francisco, CA
Educational publishing has a lot of diverse actors, including textbook publishers and makers of record keeping and curriculum software, and now makers of tablets and apps. Clever has developed a way all of those players to agree to deliver data from a single cloud-based source. The different vendors pay Clever, and Clever offers the service to schools for free. Clever improves class management by enabling teachers to enroll and track students, normally a time-consuming process. Using a so-called “single sign on” process, students can access online resources from different vendors, and teachers can easily log performance among different classes and locations.
Haiku Learning Tucson, AZ
Haiku Learning is a full suite of beautiful, cloud-based tools designed to get you up and running with digital learning in minutes. Create classroom pages, add and organize content blocks, change layouts, and publish whenever you’re ready. Embed content from YouTube, Google Docs, Maps, Skype and dozens of other third-party services or create your own from scratch. Resource sharing in Haiku lets you share your classes, pages, and content blocks with any other Haiku user--and use content in your own class created by other teachers. Quickly create assignments, have students hand in digital files, provide online comments and feedback, annotate digitally, and leave a grade--it’s all there on the record and in your gradebook, no extra steps required.
Duolingo Pittsburgh, PA
Free language education for the world. Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever – with no ads or hidden fees. Wondering how that can be? It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning. Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner who, depending on the type of document they uploaded, pays for the translation.
Quora Mountain View, CA
Quora is your best source of knowledge. Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you know. Choose from over 400,000 topics to create a feed of information tuned to your interests. Create a blog to share knowledge by writing posts about any topic. Quora aggregates questions and answers to topics. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users' answers.