Recently the BBC have report that a private school in California will benefit from the recent Snap (makers of SnapChat) IPO which has raised a huge amount of money for the business.

The school took the opportunity to invest in the App after being encouraged to by a venture capitalist parent.

There are obvious differences in the business and education environments between the UK and the US. However it is interesting is that both the parent and the school were able to see the SnapChat phenomenon at the very start of the product, and have benefited from this to the tune of $24m.

Looking to the future:

How might parents and schools leverage the knowledge of students?

How can education benefit from the ideas that student have?

Will there be an educational version of SnapChat in the future?

How would we know if the next revolution in education was right in front of us?