Monthly Archives: July 2011

Trends | EdTech Study Jackpot

For those out there looking for some interesting weekend summertime reading, this list of education technology reports from the US Department of Education Office of Education Technology offers a nice cache of four national edtech plans, nearly a dozen national … Continue reading

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Cool Tool: Epson’s DC-11 Document Camera

Got visual learners? Check out Epson’s DC-11 document camera. New audio and video capture tools and a split-screen feature enliven lesson delivery. Easily display textbooks, experiments and 3D objects. Teacher- and student-centric features are great for preK through 12 or even … Continue reading

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Cool Tool: Tinkerplots Dynamic Data Exploration

Interpreting data is an important skill in today’s world. However, mention data analysis and most student’s eyes glaze over. Key Curriculum Press aims to change this perception with TinkerPlots, software designed to get elementary and middle school students excited about … Continue reading

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Campus Tech a Top Factor in College Selection

According to a new survey from CDW-G, the 21st-Century Campus Report, administrators may be missing the opportunity to attract new students, keep existing ones and train them adequately for the workforce. The annual report surveyed 1,200 college students, faculty, IT staff … Continue reading

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Interview | Bert Bower Gives Social Studies a Boost

Bert Bower is the founder and CEO of TCI, a K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. They create classroom experiences that allow students of all abilities and learning styles to succeed. For example, students participate in a tug-of-war … Continue reading

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Interview | Cathy Cruzan Provides Funds For Learning

The bottom line when it comes to adding to or improving existing technology in a cash-strapped school district (most every district these days) can often hinge upon whether or not E-rate funding comes through. Funds for Learning was founded in 1997 … Continue reading

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Leave Me Alone—I’m On Vacation

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Okay! So, it is officially summer vacation and I am off from teaching for two months. As I sit at home reflecting on one year of teaching, 13 years as a technology facilitator and … Continue reading

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Twittered Up Re: Education

Congrats to all those folks on this list who care enough to tweet the very best! Twitter isn’t everything—or is it? It’s definitely one way to get the word out, and this list from Michael Petrilli of EducationNext is very … Continue reading

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Interview | Gunnar Hellekson: Fear and Technology in K-12

As the Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group, Gunnar Hellekson works with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government. He is the co-chair of Open Source for America and one … Continue reading

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Trends | Learning in the 21st Century, 2011 Trends Update

If there’s any report you should read discussing what’s happening in K-12 with technology, and if you have anything to do with education and online learning, this is the one report you don’t want to miss. Data collected from 379,285 … Continue reading

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Interview | Santhosh Cheeniyil: Is Your Campus Tablet & Smart-Device Ready?

On most every campus today, students arrive with a host of mobile devices in tow. Instructors and guests may have a laptop, smartphone, or tablet—but students will most likely expect that their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and wireless printers are allowed. Here, … Continue reading

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Technology Training Wheels

Getting Faculty Critical Professional Development HIGHER EDTECH | By Julie Smith Having to use classroom technology without proper training is like learning to ride a bicycle without training wheels. More often than not, faculty are eager to use technology but … Continue reading

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Interview | Timothy Ito on the ASCD EDge

When Timothy Ito joined ASCD in 2008, the association already had several existing offline “communities” – members, affiliates, authors, conference attendees, etc. But there was no one single place online where they all connected, interacted and shared strategies and best … Continue reading

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