Monthly Archives: September 2010

Losing America

Click here for PDF version TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto 5 Really Big Issues with the 21st-Century Skills Debate. In 1088, cardinal-bishop Otho de Lagery became Pope Urban II. He is known to have launched the first crusade to … Continue reading

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21 Definitions for a 21st-Century Education

Click here for PDF version I recently asked thousands of educatorswhat “21st-century skills and tools” means to them, and how one might integrate such technologies and skills into today’s classrooms. The responses were overwhelming—and surprisingly passionate. For now, I’ve selected … Continue reading

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COOL TOOL: EdTech Digest on Facebook

EdTech Digest is now on Facebook! Throw stuff on our wall, scan our info, browse our photos, join in our discussions and tell us what you think. Check us out and “Like” us here: edtech digest on Facebook

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INTERVIEW: Ian Harper

It’s an experience that sets a mood, brought to you by someone who’s been there. The mood is at once haunting and dark, almost existentialist, but countered by the bright humanity of its game-playing, geography-hopping central character. It’s immediately addicting, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Justin McMorrow and Matthew Schnittman

Matthew Schnittman and Justin McMorrow both spent close to a decade at eCollege helping schools build and grow large online programs. During this time, they were consistently asked by customers about a student information system that could help them better … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Jamie Coch and Richard Harris

Thoughts. Files. Papers. Time. Space. The words sound nearly philosophical, but in academic research, they all play a role. Beyond that, they are how we communicate past the superficial in a culture of sound bytes and 1-minute video clips. Keeping … Continue reading

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Interview | Out There with Jason West

Jason West, who ran an English school in central London for eight years, got tired of students arriving and telling him that they’d used the coursebook the school had provided to them to learn English. “Actually, I was embarrassed,” he … Continue reading

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Interview | Joshua Salcman and Leo Shmuylovich are Virtual Nerds

Remember that really smart guy two rows over who helped you pass the class you never thought you could? He wasn’t just smart—he cared and knew how to communicate so you actually understood the material when no one else got … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Students Need 21st-Century Skills

Click here for PDF version SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Thereʼs plenty of talk about what to include on a 21st-century skills list, but why students need such skills is a different question. Ever since the late 1990s, “21st-century skills” … Continue reading

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268 Miles Per Hour to Nowhere

Click here for PDF version TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto Getting your school district on the fast track to success may mean having a closer look at staying on the rails. At a cost of over a billion … Continue reading

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Who Needs 21st-Century Skills Anyway?

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Click here for PDF version So what if the information in my textbook might be a bit outdated—Pluto was a planet at one point, wasn’t it? What’s all this talk these days about teachers … Continue reading

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High Expectations for a High-Tech Campus

HIGHER EDTECH | by Julie Smith Students lead the edtech evolution and bring tools from their personal lives into the academic environment. Not long ago we were looking forward to the 21st-century and the expectation that technology would be integrated … Continue reading

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