The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation) aims, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. Given that it is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, the views of their founders in education have tremendous repercussion within that field. Therefore, it is interesting to learn what Bill Gates’ favorite ed-tech startups are. Here is the list.
What it does: Its services and apps make it easy for educators to find better classroom resources and log indi-vidual student data.
Why Gates loves it: Tailors the learning experience to suit each student’s needs.
What it does: The online math program looks beyond right and wrong to consider a student’s strategy and overall progress.
Why Gates loves it: Lessons are perfectly paced, adaptive, and change for each student.
What it does: Incorporates two monthlong projects for lessons. Uses in-house developers to build its own online education platform.
Why Gates loves it: Successfully prepares students for college with professional projects.
What it does: Uses project-based curriculum to connect students with issues they care about, and real-world experts foster collaborative problem solving.
Why Gates loves it: Connections help students get encouragement and feedback from peers and mentors on demand.
What it does: Provides a platform for administrators and teachers to work together and improve lesson plans.
Why Gates loves it: The community of educators lets them help each other out, ultimately raising education quality.
via Fast Company