A dozen companies hoping their innovative ed tech solutions would impress a crowd took to the stage in the first two rounds of the Ed Tech Start-Up Pitch Fest at ISTE 2015 on Monday.
The entries hit at the hottest topics among educators and ed tech leaders and ranged from an interactive virtual reality atlas to a game-based learning system that teaches coding to elementary students to a web-based personalized learning application. The start-up developers are vying for honors in two categories: most innovative and most likely to succeed.
Competitors had five minutes to explain their product, followed by a three-minute question-and-answer session with judges.
Judges and audience members rated the products and selected two winners from each round to go to the final. Making the first cut in the morning round were Interactive Cases by Cogent Education and Education Framework Inc.
Gamification of science
Interactive Cases uses video game technology to create real-world scenarios to teach science.
Read more. Source: ISTE Connects Blog