We believe that the relationship between teacher and learner lies at the foundation of education. We envision a world where learning environments foster community, curiosity, and creativity, where all learners can thrive and are empowered to claim their own education.
Nudge Education keeps teachers and students at the center of learning, supporting transformational classrooms with accessible, powerful technology. Our products help learners take pride in and responsibility for their own education, and our perspectives promote the professionalism and individuality of teachers.
Dr Peter Kirwin has taught in the Minneapolis area since 2007, covering STEM classes including physics, chemistry, programming, computer aided design, engineering, and robotics including “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Other Applications of Computer Modeling” at the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth. Working in high schools has also allowed him to lead students on justice learning trips to Venezuela and throughout the American South. Nudge Education is Peter’s second education technology project, following TeachersADE. Peter completed a BA in physics at the University of Minnesota, Morris, an MA in education at St Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a PhD in education policy with an emphasis in economic evaluation at the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife in Minneapolis.
Ellie Roscher teaches at the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth and Bethlehem Lutheran Church and previously taught at Cretin-Derham Hall. Author of How Coffee Saved My Life and contributor to several blogs, magazines and compilation books, she is also an editor for Avenida Books. As seen on the TEDxSLC stage, Roscher's latest book project is about how Kibera Girls Soccer Academy is educating girls in extreme poverty. Ellie's work as an educator, writer and speaker has brought her to places like Kenya, El Salvador and Uruguay, but she currently lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and son. She has a MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence and a MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. Find her at @ellieroscher and ellieroscher.com.
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Read about What Technology Is: Technology is a tool, and like all tools technology needs a skilled person to use it. Understanding the nature of our tools will help us use them most effectively.
Read about Technology in the Flipped Classroom: What is a flipped classroom? What role does technology play in a flipped classroom? And most importantly, what is left for the teacher to do?
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We focus on technology that allows people to transform education...
Quickly assemble students into groups for productive cooperative learning.
Easily share presentation and project feedback with students, and allow students to offer feedback to each other.
...but we also make software that helps existing processes go better.
Deminote helps teachers manage and analyze exit slips. Deminote will keep all of your exit slips in one well-organized place, tabulate numeric feedback in easy-to-read graphs, and organize written comments by themes.
Ezam allows teachers to easily create properly randomized, well-formatted exams.
Questburn keeps track of your recurring tasks (like studying, practicing your instrument, weekly assignments, etc) and helps you decide how to spend your time when you want to be productive.
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