Launch your ed/tech, mobile application-startup using free government databases


The US Department of Education and many education advocates agree that the data collection side of ed/tech has been a success, but getting that data into the classroom for use by educators in a timely and accessible manner is still a challenge. Because access to this data is free, many companies, researchers and ‘garage inventors’ are trying to come up with ways to transform the mountain of information into effective classroom tools.

Consider this: The Weather Channel makes money by selling commercials around government weather station data they’ve re-packaged into bright graphics and snappy theme music.