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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Local and relevant museum trips, curated and managed for schools
The world is full of educational opportunities for kids, but schools often don’t have the budget or the staff to organize a trip outside of the school gates for an entire class of children. That’s why EdTrips is aiming to quickly connect schools with curriculum-relevant venues through its comprehensive online management tool. READ MORE…
Analytics platform lets instructors monitor students’ use of course materials
There’s no doubt technology can be a useful tool in education, whether to help analyze classroom data or simply to make sure students attend. Whereas most such efforts focus on the classroom, however, California-based CourseSmart now offers new insight into the homework process by giving instructors a way to monitor pupils’ use of electronic course materials. READ MORE…

In Kenya, a mobile messaging system for schools

Sending regular communications to parents and teachers can be a tricky and costly business, even more so in developing countries where email access may be limited. In Kenya, however, a software development start up Tusqee offer a simple solution with SchoolSMS, a system that enables schools to send bulk messages via text. READ MORE…

Platform uses personal connections to raise $10,000 in three hours

We’ve seen numerous efforts in the non-profit sector to re-think the way people donate, but it wasn’t until recently that we came across method quite so personal as Taylor Conroy’s. Ten In Three is his initiative to persuade groups of friends to contribute USD 10,000 in just three hours, to be put towards the construction of a new school in a disadvantaged area. READ MORE…
Urban farming expands onto school grounds

Community-supported agriculture is not an unfamiliar concept for regular  Springwise readers, nor are the often-associated add-ons of  bicycle-based produce delivery and compost services. Canadian Fresh Roots Urban Farm offers all of these; what sets it apart, however, is a series of  partnerships it’s formed with local schools in the Vancouver area to  create urban farms on school land. READ MORE…