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CK-12 Wins "Most Impactful" Award at #Launch Education Conference

  
  
  
  

 

CK-12 STEM at Launch

Three weeks ago, CK-12 Foundation co-founder Neeru Khosla presented an overview of the organization to a panel of technology experts and investors at the Launch Education & Kids Festival.  

The event, held at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center in Mountain View, CA, highlighted innovative start-ups focused on both the K-12 and higher education markets.  Games, networking and social media platforms, grading and feedback systems, and much, much more were put on display.  

Companies ranging from Sight Words, which uses speach recognition technology to help students learn to read, to Roominate, which builds a wired dollhouse intended to encourage young girls to experiment with STEM concepts, showcased their potential to change the future of education.  

Other companies, including Kidaptive, which provides a platform for "smart storytelling" on iPads, and STEAM Carnival, a modern traveling carnival seeking to inspire kids to learn in the STEM subjects, even managed to secure funding from investors at the conference!

But after hearing pitches from 21 amazing companies, the verdict was in: CK-12 was named the "most impactful" organization at the conference.  Here are CK-12, we are humbled to have received this honor, and more motivated than ever to continue to provide as much high-quality, free, and flexible STEM content as is humanly possible.  

View a complete list of award winners here

Watch Neeru's presentation below:

Here are some of the top tweets from the event:

STEM learning at LaunchSTEM learning at launchCK-12 and STEM
CK-12 Foundation is a nonprofit based out of Palo Alto, California working to improve education worldwide. What started as a library of FlexBooks (digital textbooks including simulations, videos, images, etc.), has now grown to include STEM concepts, Braingenie and full customization of both concepts and FlexBooks.
To learn more about CK-12 STEM concepts and FlexBooks visit our website at www.ck12.org

Comments

i want to become the part of this foundation
Posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 2:56 PM by furqan khan
Great Furqan! You can start by creating your account here: https://www.ck12.org/auth/signup
Posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 3:28 PM by Laura Ringer
Collaboration between students and the outside world is so feasible. The classroom learning isn’t relegated to the 4 walls the student’s find themselves in. With technology in the classroom, the world is at each student’s fingertips.
Posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 3:15 AM by Mathiv Corner
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