Monthly Archives: November 2011

Trends | Infographic: Mobile Studying

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Trends | SIIA Report: EdTech $7.5 Billion Industry

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education Division released their report, the 2010 U.S. Educational Technology Industry Market: PreK-12. First in a series of market reports, the survey values the overall market PreK-12 non-hardware educational technology at $7.5 billion dollars. Content-related products represent … Continue reading

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Interview | Transition to Transformation with eGenio

A product to revolutionize today’s classroom experience is what Don Greenberg had in mind when he co-founded eGenio in 2009. An easy-to-use, digital learning platform that integrates technology and multimedia content to engage all students, eGenio seamlessly integrates technology for … Continue reading

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Interview | Marty Reed: RANDA Solutions That Just Make Sense

Since its inception, RANDA Solutions has been in edtech, initially managing infrastructure supporting large-scale assessments. Over the years, their offerings have expanded to include early development of cloud hosting and innovative solutions for school districts. Passionate about being a central … Continue reading

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Trends | Replacing Teachers with Digital Tools? Not Quite.

As digital tools proliferate and improve, solid instruction in the basics will eventually become “flat”—available anywhere globally, argue Bryan and Emily Hassel of Public Impact in a new paper,  “Teachers in the Age of Digital Instruction.” The elements of excellent teaching that are most difficult for technology … Continue reading

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Interview | An RTI Matrix for Teachers

Among a growing number of eduprenuers transforming education, Gary Hensley (pictured, left) and Matt Hartman (right) are making it easier for educators to get their jobs done, despite tightening budgets and time constraints. Here, Gary and Matt respond to some basic … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Teachers: How to Bridge the Gap Right Now

Looking to bridge the digital gap? Check this out, especially if you’re looking for reading comprehension tools—deadline’s coming right up, but you’ve still got enough time: DYMO/Mimio has introduced the third grant award in its classroom technology grant series—the “Bridging … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap: Danger in the Digital Divide

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley Technology has rapidly evolved since the dawn of the Industrial Age and that has created a wealth of opportunities for education. But we don’t have a great track record of adopting technology and … Continue reading

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EdTech Digest Awards 2011: Disrupting the Classroom

Finalists & Winners  Congratulations to some of the best and brightest in the education and technology world! From a large and crowded field of entries—these products, services and people made the cut to the finalist level. From there, up to … Continue reading

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Interview | Jill Ambrose: Why Students Are Getting CourseSmart

Driven to make companies succeed, Jill Ambrose has worked with CafePress, GiftCertificates.com, Corbis, AVID Enterprises, and Disney among others—where she has held leadership positions and pushed growth and profitability. As Chief Marketing Officer for CourseSmart, Jill talks about where the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Turnitin Plagiarism Report

We live in a digital culture where norms around copying, reuse and sharing are colliding with core principles of academic integrity. iParadigms, creators of Turnitin and a leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the results of a new … Continue reading

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Trends | Documentary: On the Brink of a Networked Society

In this short documentary film—hear about the past, present and future of connectivity from David Rowan, chief editor at Wired UK, Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr, and Eric Wahlforss, co-founder of Soundcloud. What emerging opportunities does technology provide? As we enter … Continue reading

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Interview | Eric Westendorf: How Much Can You LearnZillion?

It’s pretty genius. LearnZillion provides a new model for delivering instruction: they curate short, focused video lessons created by top teachers around the country. “We put these lessons on a platform that makes it easy for students, teachers, and parents … Continue reading

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Trends | Event: Instructional Technology Strategies Conference

FEBRUARY 19-21 ITSC 2012, Portland, Oregon. Instructional Technology Strategies Conference is an active, hands-on technology and strategy learning conference presented by the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC), an organization comprised of more than 800 educational institutions, school districts, colleges, and other … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Digital Promise

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Trends | Infographic: Scholars on Twitter

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Cool Tool | Snap! Empower

Here’s an easy-to-use Flash interactions builder that may be just what teachers and students need. Most tools cost four times more and are geared toward those with some existing skill. This one doesn’t break the bank and you can still … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Common Core 360

There’s been a lot of people reaching for materials and resources on the Common Core Standards. School Improvement Network introduced this month a new website to help educators better implement the Common Core Standards. The free website,  www.CommonCore360.com, is devoted … Continue reading

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Interview | Greg Long: Opening up DreamBox

DreamBox Learning was created as an extendable  platform to “radically transform the way the world learns.” But more importantly, the technology was created to help children learn more effectively.  The inspiration was teachers. “We set out to mimic what the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Wireless Generation’s mCLASS Beacon

Wireless Generation’s newest assessment tool for grades Pre-K-12, allows educators to see student progress through an interactive Learning Map, an interconnected honeycomb reflecting state-specific or Common Core State Standards. Teachers and administrators can use this easy-to-understand format to visualize an … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Students and Technology

Interesting results from the 2011 ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. In addition to students’ own technology use/attitudes, the study explores student perceptions about institutional technology use, including effective implementation of technology. The full study highlights additional student … Continue reading

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