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Updated by Patricia Brown on Oct 20, 2014
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New Tech For Schools

Here are list of edtech companies featured at EdSurge Summit STL

Pixel Press | Draw your own video game.
  1. Built Around Specific Game Genres Pixel Press is different than most game creator tools because we focus directly on a specific game genre and provide simple tools for creating & sharing games in those environments. Our first release Pixel Press Floors, let's creators build run-and-jump platformer games, and will be updated over time to add new tools within that genre.

Edulastic is a FREE formative assessment platform that supports student mastery of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Teachers can track student comprehension day-by-day—with homework and in-class assignments—to provide personalized feedback, remediation, and intervention.

BrainRush | Home

Adaptive Learning Games
That anyone can create, share, and play. BrainRushes give each student the personalized practice they need to develop fluency in key foundational material. Students come to class on an equal footing and ready to engage in the deeper learning activities you love doing with them.
Games For Everything You Teach
Our library has zillions of BrainRushes, covering just about any topic. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can create your own anytime. Coming soon, our Common Core Navigator will help you find BrainRushes mapped to CCSS.

Motion Math - games that let kids play with numbers!

Fun learning games that let kids play with numbers. Grounded in educational research, Motion Math's games fuse fun and learning.

myBlee Math

The MyBlee Math iPad app offers over 1,000 step-by-step and in-depth lessons on K-6 math topics.
myBlee Math iOS app is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for elementary school mathematics and is already used by one million children at home and in schools around the world.

Recommended ages: 5 to 12

The myBlee Math iPhone app gives parents and caretakers real-time progress reports and practical tips on how to make math fun. It allows them to send encouraging messages, suggestions, and rewards directly to the child using myBlee Math on the iPad.

Comprehensive Educational App for Kids on iOS

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Smarter Reading. Deeper Learning.
Provide books and quizzes to your students easily. Embed a layer of questions, quizzes, and rich media annotations into any reading assignment

Track mastery of literacy skills and Common Core standards in real-time

Unbound Concepts | Changing Book Discovery

Unbound Concepts, Inc. is a technology company based in Baltimore, MD, that is dedicated to changing the way that readers discover books. Artifact recommends new books based on a reader’s past reading history, interests, and reading level. Avid readers can discover new books for pleasure reading, while teachers and library administrators can use Artifact to find appropriate books for students. This freemium product builds on BookLeveler to provide users with a greater suite of book exploration features.


Artifact helps readers discover new books that match their interests. Teachers and library administrators can also use Artifact to find appropriate books that fit their curriculum needs or students’ individual reading preferences. By tagging topics and concepts in books they’ve read, Artifact users can find other books with similar characteristics.

Matific is a free elementary math product that consists of engaging activities and games that are linked to content from the most popular math textbooks. It is available through a browser, native iPhone and iPad apps, as well as native Android smartphone and tablet apps. As of June 23, 2014, Matific was being used by over 50,000 students and over 5,000 teachers.


Matific consists of engaging elementary math activities and games that are linked to content from the most popular math textbooks. The product was designed to engage students through both practicing and learning math fundamentals.

Permission Click

Internal approval process for permission slip submissions to ensure they meet requirements before going out to parents. Collecting permission
and payment from parents
has never been so ... well ...Perfect!

Free brain breaks for your classroom - GoNoodle

Free brain breaks kids love and teachers request. Run, jump, stretch, dance to get your students active, or calm them down with deep breathing exercises.

NextLesson | Common Core Lessons, Projects & Worksheets

NextLesson is the go-to place for Common Core-aligned projects, lessons and worksheets. Our mission is to help teachers and parents prepare students for the real world by offering engaging, rigorous and relevant content along with interactive instructional tools.

Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy is a free math game for Grades 1 - 8 that kids absolutely love! Learn over 300 critical math skills in our self-paced math game. Prodigy is an educational game that presents CCSS curriculum-aligned math content in a highly engaging role-playing game (think Pokémon with math questions). The game allows each child to create their own customized wizard character, which they use to battle opponents (wizards, fairies, dragons etc.) by answering math questions.

Trinket: the key to open teaching

We believe that the best way to teach code is to connect teachers and students around shared interactive examples. Our mission is to make teaching code easier and more fun. Trinket helps teachers design custom websites that enable them to teach various subjects (coding, music, geometry, etc.) through code. The product is designed to make incorporating code and coding into the classroom as easy as possible for both teachers and students.

Zulama - Home

Zulama's Entertainment Technology Academy provides schools with ways to engage students and deliver the best of modern learning using games and game design!

BrightLoop - Empowering teachers to personalize learning

No longer do you need to stay up all night compiling evidence for parent teacher conferences, IEP meetings or assessing work for progress reports and grading. With BrightLoop it is easy to share student progress and save evidence in multiple files. All the hard work that happens in your classroom, visualized at a moment's notice. BrightLoop is a web-based application, accessible on any tablet or computer. A teacher's classroom experience is broken down into three areas on BrightLoop. Collecting and capturing student insights and observations, all organized using a simplified representation of the Common Core. Next teachers can review individual student timelines for the tracking of goals, lessons, notes as well as to create reports for communication with administrators and parents. Finally, teachers can plan their class, group, and individual lessons for each subject and day by dropping in lessons onto a schedule.

Pear Deck

Communication platform that lets teachers create interactive assessments and presentations that students can follow along on their devices. Pear Deck lives in your Google Drive, so Google Apps for Business or Education (GAFE) users have a completely Frictionless Setup to get started. Pear Deck aims to help teachers efficiently understand individual students’ progress in the classroom. Simultaneously, it allows students to engage more actively with the teacher’s presentation and to think and respond individually to questions posed by the teacher. Pear Deck can be used among students of any age.

Otus: Free Multifunction iPad App for 1:1 Classrooms

Otus is an easy-to-use, yet powerful classroom tool that brings the best iPad and Chromebook education features together into one secure environment, and uses a single Google login. Otus, an easy-to-use mobile learning environment that brings all the best classroom tools together into one secure location.

Otus is designed by teachers for teachers looking to get the most out of their 1:1 classroom experience.




Kaymbu is the iPad-based teacher documentation system to capture the essence of student development and strengthen relationships between home and school.with the children they care for and love.

Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad.

Create. Share. Present. Control.Engage students with a hand-written lesson, start with an image or annotate over a worksheet or PowerPoint/Keynote presentation. Save, edit, reuse. Doceri is a scalable suite of products that allows a teacher or presenter to control a computer's desktop, to control audiovisual technology, and to annotate any presentation in real time with the Apple™ iPad™. Doceri is an intuitive interface that can replace interactive whiteboards and expensive AV touch panels.

Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources

Find and share teacher resources for K-12 teachers and engage with the largest online community of educators in the world.




Tablet-based literacy tools provide standards aligned texts, questions and dashboard. LightSail offers a Common Core-aligned reading and writing platform currently (on the iPad as of mid 2014) that helps K-12 students build literacy skills and provides teachers with a real-time data dashboard.

Ponder: A Scaffold for Inquiry

Let your students share thoughts and critiques on any text or video during their inquiry-based research, and then review all of it in minutes before class.

CG Scholar | An Interactive Workspace for Writing Across the Curriculum

Scholar is an interactive, multimedia workspace that helps writers learn to write and write to learn across the curriculum. Students receive timely, incremental feedback for continuing improvement.

Think Critical. Think Collaborative. ThinkCERCA | Home

"ThinkCERCA really takes the students through the process of how to create a good argument of having a claim, using evidence and supporting it with reasoning. They are starting to apply the CERCA pattern in other subjects... I've had other teachers say they are seeing it as well!"