Through SVEF Pitch Games, district teams find and try EdTech software that supports student learning. Creative teachers bring this work to life, sharing the new software with students and giving feedback to the company. Ultimately, our mission is to achieve technology equity for improved student outcomes by leveraging research, practice, and policy.
On May 22nd we held our End-of-the-Year Pilot Celebration. Teachers shared stories and provided feedback about the pilot process and the products they used including Piper, ScootPad, Vidcode, and PenPal Schools. One of the highlights of our pilot program this year was a VR video created and produced by Eric Shachal of Graham Middle School in the Mountain View Whisman School District. He entered it into a competition designed by PenPal Schools to highlight schools and communities. Please view his fantastic video here!
If you are a company interested in sharing your EdTech product or are an educator interested in our pilot process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
On February 7, over 40 educators attended the 7th round of our iHub Pitch Games, which focused on STEM in the classroom. Six exciting EdTech startups, along with nine 49ers STEM Leadership Institute students, were in attendance to showcase their products to teachers, school and district leaders, and other community members from the Bay Area. The companies that took part include Immersed Games of Gainesville, FL, Lab4U, Piper, and Vidcode, all of San Francisco, CA, ScootPad of San Jose, CA, and TrueShelf of Palo Alto, CA. If you are an EdTech company and are interested in presenting your product, please contact iHub to schedule a meeting.
This year teachers are using PenPal Schools to build 21st Century Learning Skills. Students are communicating with pen pals across the country and the world, and using tools like virtual reality to see other countries and cultures right in front of their eyes.
The iHub Methodology
Assess: Conduct technology assessment to identify needs
Plan: Create an action plan to meet needs identified in assessment
Partner: Facilitate a rapid feedback cycle between EdTech entrepreneurs and classrooms for product evaluation
Adopt: Commit to being an iHub school to review iHub products and subsequently adopt an iHub tested product
For each round, we partner with teams of teachers from school sites to pilot and give feedback to EdTech companies. We would love to hear from teachers who are interested in our program. Applications will open during late summer 2017. Submit your name below to be notified when educator team applications are open.