My List of Great Demo 2008 Companies Continues to Grow
First up is Education.com’s School Finder. A product I wish I had access to in 2002 when my beautiful daughter, the lovely Miss Amanda, was getting ready to go away to college. School Finder is a parent’s dream: it lets you match your kids’ needs to college offerings and the local environment. When School Finder goes live in about two months, it will have information on about 100,000 public and private schools.
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Education.com stood out as the only education-oriented company in the field of 77 presenters at the conference in Palm Desert. There is no Google or Microsoft in this field, and that’s the way the VCs like it.
This Redwood City company stands out to me as one of the winners of the show. By mid-February, Education.com plans to launch an application for parents dubbed School Finder (www.schoolfinder.education.com). It gives detailed information on about 100,000 public, private and charter schools. That will make it easy for parents to compare schools and choose the best for their children.
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Education.com looks like it has a lot of information of interest to parents of school age children. Its new SchoolFinder feature isn’t out yet, but it’s a site I think a lot of people may like.
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While I still have some time to start looking for schools for my kids (some would say I’m already behind), at least I’ll have Education.com’s new SchoolFinder Web site and service. The new application lets parents look for and evaluate schools (elementary through high school) to find "the best fit for their kids." The site aims to have a nationwide database (100,000 public, private and charter schools) combined with community reviews and advanced search features, giving parents the tools to select a school that’s most appropriate for their children. A cool feature includes maps and demographic information that let parents see the boundaries of school districts for those considering moving to a new area. The Web site is expected to launch next month.
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Education.com — SchoolFinder is a site to help parents find new schools when they are moving to a new area. SchoolFinder also has lots of educational content and lesson plans focused on the exact age of your child.
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The website, education.com is a very helpful website for teachers or for anybody who spends a lot of time with children. This website provides valuable information regarding new research on schools and learning abilities of children. This website provides many articles dealing with learning disabilities, what programs are good for students, and signs to look for in a child’s learning and interactions. This site can be very beneficial to teachers who want to improve their abilities as a teacher and want to help their students more.
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Education.com is a new website (still in beta) designed to help parents find information related to raising their child. The website has information regarding children of all ages. The bulk of the website is dedicated to issues regarding school. The reference desk has links to useful articles on a range of topics including readiness for kindergarten, identifying your child’s needs and interests in school, how to contact and communicate with teachers, and finally preparing for college and beyond. Every time I hold conferences at least one parent asks if I know of a good place to find information about parenting, now I’ll tell them Education.com.
DEMO: Education.com helps you find schools for your kids
Education.com of Redwood City has aggregated a lot of info for parents about schooling. Among the tools is school finder, a tool that, if you’re moving, helps you find a good school in a good neighborhood for your kids. Roughly 3.5 million parents search online for information about schools each month, the company says.
Interesting, but I guess the proof is in the pudding on how well this works on a local level. You can find the school finder at www.schoolfinder.education.com. It gives access to more than 100,000 public, private and charter schools nationwide. It will be available to the public in mid-February. The finder allows you to explore and compare schools easily, reviewing things such as teacher quality, extracurricular activities, parent involvement, safety and discipline, and overall child experience.
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“Education.com was chosen as one of DEMO 08’s presenting companies because SchoolFinder is an innovative solution to the problems facing today’s parents,” said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO 08 conference. “Education.com has done a wonderful job of making educational information accessible to parents; SchoolFinder is another great example of what this company has to offer.”
Education.com excels as a general education site and will be a comfort to parents in search of reliable advice. Its newly added SchoolFinder, while it's in early stages now, will only improve this resource for parents and students.
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