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Top 10 EdTech Startups - 2020

By and large, the COVID-19 pandemic has become an inflection point for education. In the face of this sudden paradigm shift, a majority of educational institutes are conducting their classes online; parents are encouraging their children to learn from a screen; and students themselves are experimenting with new methods of learning from home. And amid this, the growth of edtech innovation, as well as access to online courses and digital content, is now exploding with new possibilities.

Many educational technologies, such as student information systems (SIS) that streamline grade books and attendance tracking, smartboards, test prep software, and paperless classrooms, are currently maturing at a light-speed. Additionally, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in assessing a student’s performance are also gaining momentum. Many edtech providers are integrating adaptive learning technology via AI and ML with online teaching platforms to understand what learning path or instructional support is most appropriate for a particular student. Virtual and mixed reality teaching is another trend that is quickly coming to the forefront. These teaching methods are proving to be more impactful than conventional teaching. And as these changes are becoming a mainstay alternative of traditional teaching methods, there is no doubt that these new technologies will endure in the classroom even in the post COVID-19 era.

At this juncture, the key considerations must be made about how these edtech solutions can be thoughtfully integrated into an academic institute’s existing workflows. Schools and colleges should consider a use-case driven approach to assessing their exact expectations from edtech partners. To assist educational institutions in such practice, we have compiled this issue of Education Technology Insights. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 edtechstartups to highlight those making significant contributions to the advancement of the overall education delivery model. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends thought leadership articles from subject matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, along with real-life stories on how the companies have enhanced their clients’ capabilities. We hope this issue of Education Technology Insights helps you build the technological partnership your business needs to succeed in a competitive landscape.

We present to you Education Technology Insights’, “Top 10 EdTechStartups– 2020.”

Top EdTech Startups

Cirrus Assessment is dedicated to creating the easiest to use, engaging, and affordable e-Assessment solutions. At Cirrus Assessment, they are passionate about education and its ability to empower people across the globe. They believe that technology is a powerful tool for the effective delivery and assessment of the knowledge, and they are committed to making their technology accessible to everyone. Additionally, Cirrus Assessment has a committed team of developers, a multi-lingual support group, visual and interaction designers in the field of e-Assessment that have extensive experience in the technology sector

cirrusassessment.com

Education Technology Professionals,LCC is a full-spectrum technology services provider working exclusively with public and private schools of all sizes. They offer affordable world-class on-site IT support, digital content, website and social media management, and more.

www.educationtechpros.com

With an evidence-based technology and research-based teaching approach, Eli Review promotes critical thinking, which helps students develop better writing skills. Leveraging technology, Eli Review provides workflow and features that turn the traditional writing classroom into a studio where students can seamlessly collaborate with one another while the instructors can also oversee rich and engaged peer-learning environments. Eli Review has grown to become the most informative technological platform in the market that facilitates peer learning. Today, instructors are using Eli Review in a diverse range of disciplines, including 3rd grade ELA, 7th grade Spanish, 9th grade Social Studies, First-Year Composition, College Junior Computer Science, and M.A. level pharmacology. Around 40,000 students use Eli Review daily, enabling rich peer learning environments in more than a hundred institutions

elireview.com

Pharos Resources is a service-based software company helping institutions foster a culture of care for their at-risk students through the unique approach of Relational Retention. One of the top EdTech startups, Pharos Resources has developed Pharos 360, a software platform that combines supportive connections with strategic intervention to help guide each student to success. The platform integrates with existing student information and learning management systems and is accessible with single sign-on, facilitating ease-of-use for universities. Anyone on campus can provide information about an “at-risk student” through an early alert referral. The platform also offers add-on applications such as Pivot, Time-free, and Present

pharosresources.com

Proctor360 is a Washington DC-based EdTech startup that provides complete, turn-key remove proctoring solutions to make remote proctoring easy and effective. By bringing its novel remote proctoring technology and service to the market, this Virginia-based company is rising to the growing need for secure online testing. From a single camera, 360° total view testing headset, to a SaaS platform for institutions, the company offers them all to make remote proctoring easy and effective. Proctor360 caters to higher education colleges and universities, as well as training and certification companies with a clear focus on customer relations and communication

www.proctor360.com

5-Star Students

5-Star Students

California-based 5-Star Students has a mission is to provide a useful, self-service tool to help educators and administrators steer student involvement in school activities and events. It was developed by educators with over 30 years of combined teaching and administration experience. Along with the knowledge and power of the internet and barcode scanning technologies, they can offer a unique and affordable program to make the school a better place. The 5-Star Students program is designed to be a simple, yet powerful tool to keep track of student participation and recognize involvement on campus

ConnecPath

ConnecPath

ConnecPath Forum is a free community forum that allows high school students to connect with college students and ask college-related questions. CounselorGenie is a self-service hiring platform specializing in college consultants. As the Yelp of college counselors, high school students and their parents can find admissions counselors locally and nationally

GoGuardian

GoGuardian

GoGuardian helps thousands of K-12 schools maximize the learning potential of every student by creating safe and effective digital learning environments. The company technology products help educators inspire curiosity in the classroom, support student mental health, and protect students from harmful or distracting content. Today, over 7 million students are safely exploring more of the internet with the industry’s most advanced device management platform. That’s why GoGuardian is the fastest growing education company in the U.S.

Kaizena

Kaizena

Enable learners to continuously improve whatever craft they pursue.Students use Kaizena to request feedback on their work from teachers and other students. From hearing yourself play a wrong note on the piano to a baseball coach guiding your swing, feedback is everyone’s fundamental learning process: try, compare, try again

VictoryXR

VictoryXR

VictoryXR is one of the world leaders in virtual reality educational product development. To date, the compay created over 240 unique VR experiences spanning over 50 different learning units. With educational partners like Carolina Biological and Oxford University, we have been able to develop brand-new educational encounters for VR users across the globe. VictoryXR content is meant to spark the imagination and arouse curiosity