Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Future of Classroom Education

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Instead of reviewing The Year in EdTech, instead of giving you the Best 100 Education Apps, let’s do something different: let’s look forward. We all have some idea of what’s out there. Here are … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Beyond Flashcards: Ko’s Journey

We know that students love video games. And we know that video games are an excellent educational tool—an engaging opportunity for repetitive practice that students actually want to use. So shouldn’t we be using leveraging gaming technology to do more … Continue reading

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Musings of a (New) Education Insurgent

SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston The system of schooling to which I have dedicated my life seems incapable of educating all students to high levels of learning   For the past fifty-five years, I’ve spent most of my waking … Continue reading

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2012 Prediction: Cloud Takes Video Conferencing to Ed Markets

GUEST COLUMN | by Tom Toperczer Video technology has permeated all walks of professional life, and education is no exception. Students come armed with video-capable mobile devices and video editing tools besting many A/V departments of the last decade. There is … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Tech Use on the College Campus

Via: Online Colleges Guide

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Interview | Grockit with Farb Nivi

Fascinated with social learning as a field of study since he was an undergraduate at Michigan, Farb Nivi has been on a course of learning for his current role ever since those early days. Later, when he was a teacher … Continue reading

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Trends | Solutions in Action Video Series

Here’s a great way to get an in-depth video look at what some of the leaders and thinkers in edtech have on their minds. Together, Blackboard and NBC Learn have teamed up to provide Solutions in Action – an inspiring series of video … Continue reading

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Interview | TeachersPayTeachers Millions of Dollars

For Paul Edelman, venturing out in business on his own was just a matter of time. After teaching for four years in New York City public schools, he was struck by the concept of an open marketplace for teacher-created materials. … Continue reading

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Trends | Millennials: Best Generation Ever?

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Cool Tool | EdTech Map

From NewSchools Venture Fund comes this interactive K-12 education technology market map. Targeted at the entrepreneurial, philanthropic, and education communities, this tool provides a visual representation of ventures currently operating in the education technology market. Funded by the Laura and John … Continue reading

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Interview | Symantec’s Mike Maxwell Tackles 3 Trends

Behind the scenes, technology solutions can keep schools and universities running smoothly, but you’d never know it, unless you talked to guys like Mike Maxwell. As National Director of State, Local and Education (SLED), Mike leads Symantec’s efforts to develop … Continue reading

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How Technology Can Transform Classrooms

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley Getting technology integrated into classrooms is an extremely important move toward giving students the tools they need to succeed. But just getting new technologies into old classrooms isn’t enough. Reaching the true potential … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Vocab Videos: Just Say the Word

As part of its new curriculum to help middle school students learn vocabulary, textbook publisher William H. Sadlier wanted to produce online videos to illustrate the vocabulary words. Students learning the word would click on a video that would reinforce it … Continue reading

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Trends | The Truth About Facebook and Grades

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Trends | ‘Plaid Avenger’ Pulls Off The Remarkable

There’s a saying about those who teach, often attributed to Henry Brooks Adams, that goes something like this: “A teacher affects eternity, he never knows where his influence stops.” In this series of screenshots, while it may be subtle, there’s … Continue reading

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Interview | David Butler: The Future of Music Education

Nothing less than a revolution in how music education takes place. That’s what former AOL exec David Butler has developed and is bringing into widespread usage. Sure, teaching via video has been around since at least the 1980s, distance learning … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Learning 3X in 2011

Another indicator of growth in online learning is a report from National Center for Education Statistics regarding Distance (yeah, it’s kinda 90s sounding) Learning, or as may be more commonly said these days, Digital Learning. Or even, online learning. In … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | M86 Mobile Security for Schools

With iPads all the rage at schools, administrators must figure out how to still ensure a safe learning environment without banning the latest smart electronic devices. Enter M86 Security with the introduction of their Web Filtering and Reporting suite for … Continue reading

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Professor Disrupting Lecture Hall with Best Use of Skype Ever

GUEST COLUMN | by Jessy Irwin Through a YouTube request, professor John Boyer lands skype interview with Aung Sun Suu Kyi For the third time in a row, Virginia Tech professor John Boyer has managed to turn a YouTube video … Continue reading

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Interview | Changing the ‘Study’ Paradigm with StudyBlue

There are some tools for learning that just feel right. What’s better is when they’re actually good for you, and when the results are amazing. This story is about a little company having a big impact, and that provides for … Continue reading

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What the Future of Education Depends On

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis So here it is. I sit here tonight typing this blog post on my new iPad 2 plus 3G. I’ve downloaded the “Pages” app that I am using to type this. I love this … Continue reading

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