How to become an education tech person
January 26, 2013 4:49 PM Subscribe
What can I do to get started on my dream of creating a website that provides the tools that I believe should already exist for teachers?
posted by melancholyplay to education (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
As a first year teacher, I have a lot of ideas about ways that we could better use technology to help teachers along with things like lesson planning, grading, creating rigorous assessments, and collaborating with other teachers. While there are many great tools out there, I believe that many of them could be improved upon and packaged into a comprehensive system.
Technology has always interested me, but I am not at the coding and creating-my-own-apps level--nor am I much interested in learning the nitty-gritty of how to code. Over the summer, I would love to intern with an education tech company to get a feel for the industry, but I'm not sure where to begin. My homebase can be either New York or New Orleans.
Where should I start? Are there any particular companies I should be researching? Books I should be reading? Classes I should be taking? Places I could intern with over the summer?
Thanks in advance.