"To up the ROI—and minimize eye-rolling and sighs from students of all ages—the learning interfaces are something of a blend between Xbox, virtual reality and Facebook."
October 29, 2012
"California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who attended a launch event at the school, added, 'Our students' knowledge has to go beyond just being safe; we need to prepare them to succeed in the knowledge economy, to fill countless California jobs in science, technology and engineering. My Digital Life has the potential to give them that knowledge.'"
October 29, 2012
"The online educational video game site iCivics, created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that features civics curriculum, has partnered with EverFi, an ed-tech company focused on K-12 and higher ed. And through the partnership comes a new initiative Commons – Digital Town Square, offered free to all K-12 schools."
October 9, 2012
"We envision digital badges as a way for students to gain access to a variety of opportunities (internships, etc.) based on the competencies they have demonstrated as a result of earning badges. In addition, our intent is to have these badges follow learners wherever they go, whether they switch school districts or go on to college."
September 23, 2012
"EverFi has announced the launch of Sash, its open-source badging technology based on the metadata format provided by the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure. Quite a mouthful to mean that they're trying to give students credit for both their academic achievement and life-based skills. "
September 12, 2012
"Could EDTech be DCs next dense industry sector? Is the EverFi investment recognition of DCs dominance in the sector? What is it about EverFi that drew these kind of gold-plated west coast investors? I have a few theories… EverFi is an excellent company (which is the least speculative of my theories)."
August 24, 2012
"Other colleges are working to combat alcohol abuse to increase student safety and lessen crime. Colorado College is using Web-based software called AlcoholEdu to give students 'a healthy dose of reality' about alcohol use in college."
August 20, 2012
"There’s so many demands on [schools] to teach to the test and focus on certain portions of the curriculum, [EverFi] is really addressing these aspects,” said Michael Walden, a venture partner at investor Rethink Education.
August 14, 2012
"EverFi’s recent funding from some of the biggest names in tech is a teachable moment for the rest of the community. Lesson #1: DC tech companies can reach national prominence."
August 17, 2012
"The company, which made its name through offering non-traditional digital curricula (financial literacy, digital citizenship, alcohol), will expand to include three or four new subjects. EverFi runs on a clever unique public/private partnership model (which we have previously covered) and counts more than 3,800 K-12 schools and 300 universities as users."
August 14, 2012
"EverFi has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Jeff Bezos, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt), Allen and Company, and Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen."
"[EverFi has] developed an education tech platform where grade school and college kids learn critical skills like financial literacy, health and wellness, and cyber bullying prevention. The programs are in 3,500 K-12 schools and colleges, including five states where every school has sponsored access to EverFi’s education programs."
"Schools, financial institutions and community groups all have the responsibility to improve financial literacy not only among our children but also families engaged in family budgeting, college savings and retirement."
"Every parent knows today's kids are living their lives online. The pace of communication only quickens, and the platforms upon which information is shared change, seemingly, daily. And our young people are at the forefront of this revolution. They adapt instantaneously to embrace the latest technology. But while technology may change, the issues and challenges our young people deal with really don't. Those issues and challenges migrate to new technology just like our children do."
"This is not just about digital literacy, it's not just about making children feel safe on the internet, but it's teaching them how to conduct business on the internet, how to set up a business, how to feel comfortable in a digital world."
"It uses 3D gaming, avatars and social networking to make difficult financial concepts easy to understand. From tax returns to college financial planning, these young students are learning topics that many adults don't learn until it's too late."
"[In] Silicon Valley, we sometimes forget that not everything innovative happens here. A friend called me out for using the San Francisco demand-based parking meter experiment as an example when other cities have been testing it. Such reporting helps foster the impression that there is nothing of value anywhere else and gives people in the Valley a bigger head. Tech blogs should use more examples from outside the Valley. GrubHub is based in Chicago and EverFi is based in Washington, DC."
"The financial crisis and ensuing recession highlighted the need for Americans of all ages to make better decisions regarding money. In Virginia, the meltdown helped spark a new state graduation requirement: a one-unit course in personal finance and economics, which all ninth-graders this year must complete to earn a diploma."
"This program will use the latest in new media to bring the core concepts of personal finance to life for our member's customers and their families. It will include everything from mortgages, credit scores, savings, planning for retirement and much more."
"Our findings indicate that this course can be a useful component of an overall strategy that combines campus-wide and environmental interventions to prevent harmful drinking by college students,"
"It's a very unique program that's very personalized and gives a lot of feedback based on where they're at. "
"UK Coach John Calipari and other dignitaries used the Joe Craft Center Thursday to unveil a charity effort they hope will improve the financial acumen of Kentuckians. The program, titled Vault: Understanding Money, will target fourth- to sixth-graders in Kentucky elementary schools."
"Developed an education tech platform where grade school and college kids learn critical skills like financial literacy, health and wellness, and cyber bullying prevention. The programs are in 3,500 K-12 schools and colleges, including five states where every school has sponsored access to EverFi’s education programs."