Monthly Archives: October 2011

Interview | Moving From NCLB to No Child Held Back

No Child Held Back is a consortium of parents, teachers, school administrators, learning experts, citizens, business leaders, education publishers, and technology providers who are dedicated to transforming education. Their vision is the creation of an effective, flexible, student-centered education system … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Generation Mobile

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Interview | Seeing the Whole Picture with Vantage Learning

Vantage Learning has continued to develop technology to create innovative, cost-efficient ways to address multiple challenges in education. In this interview, John P. Fallon, VP, Global Marketing at Vantage Technologies (pictured), discusses adaptive learning platforms, assessment in a digital age, the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Friends with Brainefits

Students remember things that are personal. And who knows them best? Well their friends of course. This is the premise behind a new application that turns Facebook into a free study tool. Friends with Brainefits, powered by StudyBlue, allows students to leverage … Continue reading

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Interview | Alvin Crawford: Delivering the Knowledge

Knowledge Delivery Systems is a leading provider of strategic professional development courses for teachers, schools and districts nationwide. They develop high-quality online courses through their state-of-the-art eClassroom platform, and deliver them in an engaging and focused manner – aimed on … Continue reading

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Trends | No Child Held Back

Here’s a fresh take to an old problem: instead of an emphasize on No Child Left Behind, how about No Child Held Back? What if we focused on helping all children reach their maximum potential instead of just reducing failure rates? That’s exactly … Continue reading

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Trends | iNACOL Standards Revised to Personalize Learning

Barbara Treacy from the Education Development Center (EDC) and Sara Baltunis and Connie Swiderski from the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) took the lead in refreshing the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) National Standards for Quality Online Courses, … Continue reading

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Preparing Modern Students for a Modern College Experience

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley When I was in elementary school, teachers drilled it into my head that I would need to know how to properly fill in bubbles for Scantron tests. After I exhibited some shockingly poor … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Best Education Sites: Schools that Rule the Web

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Interview | Burck Smith: A StraighterLine to Education

Back in 1999, Burck Smith wrote a magazine article describing what education would look like in 2015. Time flies and it’s only four years away. His predictions are coming true, and for good reason: the best way to predict the … Continue reading

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Interview | Martin Brutosky: The Simplicity of eChalk

A K-12 software platform that schools use to manage communication and instruction—that’s what eChalk is. The company was founded in 1999 in response to the growing need for technologies and services that would meaningfully connect teachers, students, and parents to … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Online Students vs. Traditional Students

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Reach for the Cloud: Accessibility Everywhere

GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Murakami Paul is a high school student with a visual impairment. His acuity is diminished, and vision is blurry, which makes it necessary for him to enable certain accessibility tools when using the computer. Enabling … Continue reading

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Interview | The Education Revolution Starts Here

Jake Neuberg and Ramit Varma (pictured, left) met at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business where they realized that while they both had business backgrounds, they’d also both spent significant time as SAT prep tutors, Jake at Kaplan and Ramit at … Continue reading

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Trends | Survey Says Wireless Networks Expand for Mobile Growth

Colleges are expanding wireless network offerings to facilitate mobile device and multimedia traffic growth. Aruba Networks on Tuesday (October 18, 2011) released the results of an October 2011 survey of approximately 300 U.S. colleges and universities designed to determine higher education … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Open Courses for All

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Tools for the Interactive Teacher

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis This year, my district in Lawrence, Mass., has made a huge effort to supply our teachers with the tools that will not only make their lives easier but their teaching more dynamic. That’s right—we’ve … Continue reading

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Trends | Nation’s Digital Report Card

Helping state leaders on the road to reform, the Foundation for Excellence in Education assessed each state’s alignment to 72 metrics which were developed based on the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. While all 72 metrics are important, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Facebook University

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Trends | Infographic: Our Future Demands STEM

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Cool Tool | Teacher Wall

What’s the biggest challenge you face in your classroom? How do you tackle it? What has been your greatest success as a teacher? …and lots of other great discussion topics are all at the Teacher Wall from Scholastic and the … Continue reading

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Interview | Andrew Grauer: Course Hero and the Innovation Explosion

The CEO of this open learning platform seeks to create a positive and disruptive impact on education. Whether a student wishes to become an expert in macroeconomics or she is interested in learning more about abstract expressionism, the Course Hero … Continue reading

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Interview | Jim O’Connor and Patrick Maher: Setting the Records Straight

Over the last decade, leaders and administrators have infused helpful technologies into all aspects of education—including the registration, enrollment and record-keeping process. However, did you know that by graduation, the average student file grows to nearly 200 physical pages? Further, registration … Continue reading

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Why Five Years Later, Skype is an Education Game Changer

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley Months before Skype in the Classroom became a regular, endorsed tool— teachers were flocking to the video calling program. Teachers, like the innovators they are, set up websites where they could connect with … Continue reading

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Interview | Steve Garrison Builds Infoblox for Education

With more than 20 years in the networking industry, Steve Garrison has held a variety of marketing roles where he developed and implemented multi-level global strategies to drive substantial revenue and market share growth. Prior to joining Infoblox where he … Continue reading

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