Delegation of Belgian Ministry of Education visits Oporto

A delegation of the Belgian Ministry of Education visited the north of Portugal so they can learn how our educative system does work, to share experiences, methodologies and education/training practices, to know the commitment to professional training of some of the Portuguese schools and to reflect on the educational models for the entrepreneurship.

The visit lasted three days and on the second day they were in Oporto city. The day began with a session in Área Metropolitana do Porto, in the heart of the city, led by Instituto de Empreendedorismo Social (IES). For this session IES selected Tecla Colorida (with schoooools) and ColorAdd to present their projects to the delegation of Belgian Ministry of Education members.

Both presentations were excellent and pleased this friendly group.

Dank u en kom snel terug! :)

E-xample signs agreement with Portuguese Government

On 23rd January, E-xample consortium and Portuguese Government signed an cooperation agreement.

Tecla Colorida is one of the 26 portuguese companies that are in new technologies for education field that form the E-xample consortium. This consortium has, as primary goal, to internationalize the capabilities and skills of the portuguese industry, in a highly strategic area for the development of societies and countries as Education.

This event, which happened in the Pavilhão do Conhecimento,
not only served to signing the cooperation agreement, but also to present and exhibit the technologies of the companies present on the E-xample consortium.

 

schoooools @ Beta Talk and UTEN!

Yesterday Ademar gave a talk about Tecla Colorida at Beta Talk Porto. Beta Talks are a series of free and informal meetings around Portugal, directed to entrepreneurs and curious people that want to share knowledge and tips. We were glad to be invited to this initiative and we received very positive feedback about the work we are developing! 
 
Meanwhile, in Lisbon, at the Annual UTEN Conference, Jim Vance (IC2 Institute and the University of Texas at Austin) participated in a panel about “Internationalization of Startups and Business Development in the USA”, where he plugged schoooools!  
Currently, the Lee H. Means Elementary School in Harlingten, Texas, is part of our schoooools community, since we won the second phase of the US Connect contest.

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Jim Vance @ UTEN, giving a plug to schoooools!

All in all a really good day for schoooools!

Thanks for the super-hero uniforms, Locale App!!

As we mentioned a while ago on Codecube, we use LocaleApp for translating our website to different languages. And we have to say: it’s really great working with them! Not only because they provide a really great service, but also because they are all-around nice folks.

For example, today, each member of our team received an awesome Tony Stark t-shirt, as a gift from them. See for yourself how cool we look with our Arc reactors on, just like the real Iron Man!

Thanks, Locale App!  It’s a pleasure working with you!

TC @ Silicon Valley comes to Lisbon

Silicon Valley comes to Lisbon

Good news, everyone! Tecla Colorida has been invited to Silicon Valley comes to Lisbon!

This event brings to the Portuguese capital city entrepreneurs and investors from around the world for two days of intensive networking and idea exchange. And we will be there, tomorrow, to present schoooools!

Come see us, it will be very interesting!

schoooools @ Global Education Conference!!!

As I mentioned last week, Ademar is going to present schoooools at the Global Education Conference, a free, online conference sponsored by EdSurge and GETIdeas. Now you can mark it on your calendar! Wednesday at 6 pm (GMT), you can watch the talk Learning Digital Citizenship by Playing with Social Media @ schoooools”!

To watch and discuss the presentation, you will need to follow the link that will show below the title of the talk on this site and follow the instructions. 

Here’s a short description of the session:

 Ademar will present schoooools, a very simple and intuitive social learning environment specifically designed to satisfy the growing needs for new ways of learning and to provide young learners crucial skills to become first-class digital citizens of the world. As an official digital school space, schoooools promotes better social interactivity, social learning, informal learning, and co-creation of new digital media, all provided as a single online platform, strongly anchored on the real social circles (classes, schools, families), and respecting their normal privacy rules. 

Don’t miss it!!

Yesterday, Ademar Aguiar, Tecla Colorida co-founder, participated in an Google+ Hangout about “Innovation Perspectives in Education: Technology-Driven Education Innovation”, as a warm up for the Global Education Conference, a free, online conference sponsored by EdSurge and GETIdeas that will take place next week. Ademar discussed this theme with other tech enterpeneurs that are inovating in the field of education, like Betsy Corcoran, from LucereDr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, Executive Director of Academic Innovation at Penn GSE and Mary Anne Petrillo and Tony Wan, from GETIdeas. You can watch the video above, if you missed it!

Next week, Ademar will participate in the Global Education Conference, with a talk about “Learning Digital Citizenship by Playing with Social Media @ schoooools”. More information about the time and date of his talk soon!

Stay tuned :)

Welcome to Tecla Colorida!

We have three new interns here at Tecla Colorida! Fábio, Mafalda and Anabela will work in our marketing plan for the next 8 weeks. How did they got here? They applied for an internship through the Startup Internship program, sponsored by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto and Startup Buzz, and were selected to work with us!

This week they had a very difficult assignment:  they had to convince the rest of the team (acting as clients) that we should buy schoooools. Results? Everyone got an A+! They answered correctly all the tough questions the skeptical clients asked!

Congratulations! Welcome to the team:)

Have a Spooky Halloween!!

Hey everyone!! Everything set for tonight? Do you have your spooky costume ready? Did you carve the scariest pumpkin in your neighborhood?

Here at schoooools we are ready for a great night of trick of treating around town and we hope you have a great All Hallows’ Eve night also. Be careful not to eat to much candy… and try to avoid tricking haunted houses!!

Halloween

Codecube: Our developers blog!

Recently our programmers launched Codecube, a blog where they’ll share with the world what they are working on. It is a great place to get ideas for your projects if you are also a programmer or web developer or if you want to learn or you’re just curious about the process!

We have a very eclectic team of developers, so you’ll read about a lot of different things, like html,css, ruby, ruby on rails, kaltura, unity3D, gamification, PLE and mobile development! And if you have any questions, tips or suggestions regarding what they should write about, just leave a comment! Trust us, it won’t be as nerdy as it sounds!

Enjoy!