Monthly Archives: June 2011

Interview | David Grey: On A VariQuest for Education Excellence

VariQuest Visual Learning Tools are an integrated suite of products that allow teachers to supplement curriculum and differentiate instruction for visual-spatial learners through creation of large visual aids, interactive manipulatives, cutouts and flashcards. The suite consists of five components: Design … Continue reading

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Trends | Mobile Learning, 21st-Century Classroom Report

A national survey of more than 1,000 high school students, faculty, and IT professionals, finds that the more things change in educational technology—the more they stay the same. The second annual CDW-G 21st-Century Classroom Report, released today, finds faculty and … Continue reading

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Interview | James Caras: STEM and Sapling Learning

Sapling Learning evolved out of Science Technologies, an earlier educational technology company that James Caras founded out of the University of Texas at Austin. Sapling Learning is a leading provider of online learning, interactive homework, and assessment software for the sciences. They … Continue reading

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Interview | Jim Ryan Shares Key Math Wisdom

In 1971, brothers Peter and Steven Rasmussen drew from their teaching experience to create workbooks that would help students who were struggling in mathematics learn the basics and build a foundation for success. With those first Key to…® workbooks, they launched … Continue reading

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Interview | Snehal Patel Wants You to Play Sokikom

Sokikom is an award-winning developer of math social learning games designed to motivate elementary school students in grades 1 through 6. Founder and CEO Snehal Patel got the idea for Sokikom when he was a math tutor and become aware of … Continue reading

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Integrating Technology on a Limited Budget with Little Support

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Ever asked yourself, “How am I supposed to integrate technology into my lessons without having any?” or, “How am I supposed to integrate technology when I do not even know where to start and … Continue reading

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Interview | Jack Stenner Takes Education Beyond the Metrics

MetaMetrics® is the indirect result of the research Dr. Jack Stenner conducted as part of a national evaluation of Head Start. Jack was charged with comparing different assessment systems that resulted in different outcome measures. Based on subsequent conversations with Dr. … Continue reading

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Trends | Kauffman Labs: Passionate, Disruptive and Driven

If you want to know ‘where the party’s at’ — meet the inaugural class of the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures program. Immersed in an intensive hands-on program for four months, 23 entrepreneurs were selected from over 1,000 applicants and represent some … Continue reading

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Interview | John Stippick: Online Learning in ‘Room 21’

Ideas, ideas! From where do they come? And how do we act on them to effectuate real change? After reading, “The Global Achievement Gap” by Dr. Tony Wagner (he leads the Harvard School of Education) and learning about the Partnership for … Continue reading

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Interview | PD Online with Judy Zimny

PD Online was initiated in 1996 to complement and strengthen ASCD’s (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) overall package of high-quality, professional development services and products. At the time, educators were asking for resources to support their learning outside … Continue reading

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Trends | Rupert Murdoch in the EdTech Space

Interesting story as it continues to unfold; I’m sure Pearson and a few others are keeping close tabs. In November 2010, News Corp hired former NYC Chancellor Joel Klein to advise them ($2 million salary), bought 90 percent of Wireless … Continue reading

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