Partnership to Support Innovation and Creativity in Schools
SymbalooEDU Announces Edbacker as Innovation Partner
07 MAY 2013, WASHINGTON D.C AND COSTA MESA, CA
SummarySymbalooEDU, a resource management tool that helps educators and students curate and organize the best of the web, and Edbacker, a funding platform for all K12 educators, today announced a new partnership that supports innovation in schools and provides educators with increased opportunities.
SymbalooEDU and Edbacker share in a common goal of supporting innovation and creativity in our schools. Together, they are devoted to giving educators resources to promote and share 21st century learning, ideas and technology in the classroom. This partnership will provide a way for educators to learn and share resources that help crowdfund their classrooms. Besides directing users to Edbacker’s Symbaloo webmix, other initiatives like a joint Twitter chat and promotions offer educators a resource to engage with both companies and an opportunity to provide them with the latest educational tools to promote innovative thinking. Educators and students are invited to join a Symbaloo and Edbacker #Symchat every third Wednesday of the month at 1 PM PST on Twitter.
In the coming months, Edbacker and SymbalooEDU will be working to develop these resources and initiatives further.
Edbacker is the funding platform for educators. Founded by experienced education technology entrepreneurs, Edbacker allows educators to raise money for important education related projects, programs and events. We believe that the future of our children greatly depends on how enriching their educational experience is made by passionate educators. We want to make it so funding never stands in the way of implementing a passionate educator's great idea. For more information, please visit www.edbacker.com. Follow Edbacker on Twitter at www.twitter.com/edbacker or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/supportschools
SymbalooEDU is a resource management tool that helps educators and students curate and organize the best of the web into individualized instruction. With SymbalooEDU educators can save their teaching resources in the cloud and access them from any device.
"“One of the goals of Edbacker is to provide educators with the opportunity to incorporate new ideas and innovation within their school by making it easier to obtain those resources,” “In an age where educators frequently use the Internet to learn new ideas for their schools, we are thrilled to team up with a fellow edtech company like SymbalooEDU that shares our goal and make that process easier and readily available for educators.”" Gary Hensley, Chief Operating Officer at Edbacker.
"“SymbalooEDU supports companies that support educators. Partnering with EdBacker is a great way for us to show our support to teachers who are working on bringing innovation in to the classroom through technology,” " Klaas Lameijer, Chief Executive Officer of Symbaloo.
Symbaloo is a visual bookmark management tool that helps to organize and share the best of the web.
By creating webmixes around their online favorites, users can easily access their frequently visited websites, news feeds, search engines, radio stations and/or widgets.