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Mitchel Resnick – Scratch Game Creator

Original posted by Brogan Pratt on May 29, 2019 Mitchel Resnick is known as the godfather of Scratch Game Creator. He is the Lego Papert Professor of Learning Research at MIT, the Director of Okawa Center, and the Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT. With an impressive number of developmental tool creations under his belt, […]

Wes Bos founder of wesbos.com

Wes Bos founder of wesbos.com

Wes is a Canadian computer programming teacher who has taught hundreds of thousands of students through his online courses. I have been a fan of his for years as his free courses helped me pass my web development classes in college. I could not find an image of him with full usage rights hence the […]

Åsmund Furuseth and Kahoot!

Åsmund Furuseth and Kahoot!

Original post by Tyler on May 27, 2019 Åsmund Furuseth is C.E.O. and a co-founder of Kahoot!, the e-learning platform that allows educators to design multiple choice quizzes for their students. The responses to the questions are then tabulated in real time by the software and a running tally is shown on the screen after every question. The […]

Lisa Castaneda – foundry10

Lisa Castaneda – foundry10

Venture Company: foundry10 is a force of disruption in the educational technology space because it has always eschewed the traditional in favour of fresh innovation. Their original value proposition was to utilize research, collaboration, and philanthropy in the realm of gaming and education in order provide more opportunities and value for youth today. In the […]

Greg Smith – CEO and Co-Founder of Thinkific

Greg Smith – CEO and Co-Founder of Thinkific

Thinkific (www.thinkific.com) offers a powerful, all-in-one platform that enables entrepreneurs and educators to create, market, sell and deliver their own online courses. According to Thinkific’s website its mission is no less than “to revolutionize the way people learn and earn online by giving them the tools they need to turn their expertise into a sustainable […]

Julia Rivard – Co-Founder of Squiggle Park

Julia Rivard – Co-Founder of Squiggle Park

Venture: “At Squiggle Park, we take video games seriously. Our bite-sized games are effective in building mastery of foundational reading skills through practice and play.” As of 2018, Squiggle Park has raised $1.02M as and was being used in over 6,000 schools all over the world. Squiggle Park uses video games built on scientifically backed […]

Nitesh Goel, Founder and CEO of Padlet

Nitesh Goel, Founder and CEO of Padlet

Original Post by “Karen” on June 3, 2019 Nitesh Goel is the founder and CEO of Padlet. Padlet is an online bulletin board and it can be used to invite participants to create and to collaborate by sharing their ideas, as well as including images, videos, links, and documents in the posts. Padlet is a […]

Shawn Young – Classcraft

Shawn Young – Classcraft

Originally by shuebrook on January 29, 2020 Founder: Shawn Young, Founder and CEO Venture: Classcraft Studios Inc (Sherbrooke, PQ) Classcraft is an Engagement Management System for schools, making it easy for schools to inject gamification into many aspects of learning. Classcraft is based on research in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to […]

Severin Hacker-Duolingo

Duolingo FREE Learning app; Total funding $138.3 mm AND $86+ mm revenue Originally Posted By anouk tenten on January 31, 2020 Duolingo – how a FREE Learning app; can achieve Total funding $138.3 mm AND have a revenue of $86+ mm. Enterprise name: Duolingo Since: 2009 Owner and CTO: Severin Hacker Duolingo is an American platform that includes a […]

Brit Morin – Founder of Brit + Co

Brit Morin – Founder of Brit + Co

Brit Morin is the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, a media company that empowers females. Their mission is to “ignite the creative spark in women”. This e-commerce platform provides content, virtual classes, products and connects users to build a community of creative individuals. The company was founded in 2011. They raised $1.25 million […]