Monthly Archives: November 2010

New Columnist: John Fleischman

The latest columnist to join our ranks is John Fleischman, a nationally recognized authority on the use of instructional technology and adult learning. John has extensive experience implementing and creating educational media for use in diverse learning environments. Currently, he is … Continue reading

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Reading a book

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Making a calculation

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Old School-New School: Texting a Message

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From Paper to Paperless

HIGHER EDTECH | By Julie Smith A real-life guide to making digital content a reality. Students have high expectations for campus technology.  An astonishing 93 percent of today’s high school students say that an institution’s technology offerings are important criteria … Continue reading

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Old School vs. New School

Just the other day a colleague asked, “Any new trends in the hardware/software area?” I thought about it for a minute, but just couldn’t get over the phrasing. Hardware? Software? Are they still calling it that these days? Is this … Continue reading

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Why Eric Davis Creates Global Citizens

A well-traveled, seasoned educator sees the failure and devastation in the American education system—and opts to do something about it. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Some people are just plain passionate, and it shows. Asked why he created Global Citizenship Experience, … Continue reading

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Interview | Christoph Knoess

Christoph Knoess is founder and president of Engaged Minds Inc. He was Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategy, at Jenzabar Inc., a higher education administrative software company. While at Jenzabar Christoph built a consulting group focused on helping colleges and … Continue reading

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Interview | Tim Discipio

In the early 1990s, Tim Discipio and a business partner started one of the first digital design and online media companies, working directly with the original pioneers and founders of the Web—including the top 10 major search engines and portal … Continue reading

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Top 10 Apps for Faster Education Reform

10 BrainSTEM. Best used with earbuds. Student downloads app and knowledge flows straight into brain like an IV drip. Especially recommended for overnight usage. Currently available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 9 LunchSniffer. Scans facedown over cafeteria lunch tray, … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan’s Nose

Arne Duncan had a few self-deprecating zings before releasing the finalized version of the National Education Technology Plan 2010, the first plan since the 2004 plan. “I first want to apologize for my broken nose,” said Duncan, speaking to the State … Continue reading

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Interview | The Original Chris Caren

Chris Caren is the President and CEO of Turnitin, a company dedicated to originality checking and plagiarism prevention. Chris joined iParadigms, the company behind Turnitin, in 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. His career has focused on software businesses … Continue reading

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Know a Tech-Savvy High School Senior?

Feeling helpful today? Got a student who likes computer science and engineering? The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC), a council of senior-level government executives wants to give away money. They’re calling for nominations for their annual scholarship program, which … Continue reading

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National EdTech Plan 2010: Useful?

The U.S. Department of Education started development of the 2010 plan in Spring 2009 (the last national education technology plan was published in 2004). The final version was published in November 2010 with a goal of creating a vision for strategic … Continue reading

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Day in the Life of a Next-Generation ‘Teacher’

TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto Wake up to 2040, where a New York Certified Success Coach helps her student teams work through project-based lessons. In a condo overlooking the Hudson River in New York, the morning alarm on … Continue reading

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18 Technologies Changing Education Forever

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis From the PC to todayʼs line up, ripples of difference have become a tsunami of change. Never before in the history of education has change come so quickly—and so decisively. What began mainly with the … Continue reading

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