Monthly Archives: January 2012

Interview | Shawn Bay Knows Education Data

After his own experience in working with large quantities of data in the private sector, Shawn Bay recognized the amount of data within education and an opportunity to apply analytics to improve education. That was the genesis for eScholar. Here, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The State of OpenCourseWare

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In Google We Trust

GUEST COLUMN | by Angela Maiers Without a doubt, my 14-year-old daughter can text paragraphs faster and more accurate than I can text one sentence. My 15-year-old son is my go-to person for all my TV, computer, and technology needs. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Currix Digital Library for Teachers

Ann-Caryn Cleveland is a professor, a documentary filmmaker and a mom. She says that the idea for Currix came like a lightening bolt—quite literally: she was trying to teach her Cinematography students about electricity and realized that since she didn’t … Continue reading

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Interview | Backing Up Education With STORServer

That rare type who excels at both engineering and the humanities, John Pearring is a former educator, publisher and current chairman of STORServer, a data backup solution provider. With a knack for untangling complexities and clearly communicating and constructing workable … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Top Hat Monocle

With Apple entering the ‘digital academic learning’ arena, education technology has found a global and mainstream audience overnight. As many of us already know, however, adoption of iTextbooks and the pursuit of a dynamic paperless campus will remain a distant … Continue reading

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Dollars & Sense: Funding e-Learning for K-12

GUEST COLUMN | By Renee Patton Unprecedented budget pressures are forcing K-12 schools across the nation to think differently about how to deliver learning and discussions about how to use technology to do this are at the forefront. The good … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ScholarChip School Management App

Tablets and smartphones: why should students have all the fun? Administrators can now download school management apps as part of ScholarChip’s School Safety & Operations System. These apps can be used for classroom attendance and hallway monitoring. Data collected links to a … Continue reading

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Interview | Donna Glynn Sells On TeacherPayTeachers

One of the first open marketplaces for lesson plans and other teacher-created materials, TeachersPayTeachers is essentially a very good idea. Founded by Paul Edelman way back, nearly half a century ago in 2006, it was acquired by Scholastic and then … Continue reading

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Rocket Fuel for Youth

GUEST COLUMN | by David Neils Authentic student work is ‘rocket fuel’ for our younger generations, says an innovative academic mentoring program’s director.  It’s humbling and inspiring to see what happens when teachers and mentors work together to encourage, support, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Lowdown on Social Media and College Admissions

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Trends | Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Technology

A national survey from PBS LearningMedia—a new and free media-on-demand service featuring over 18,000 digital assets from national organizations like NASA, National Archives and PBS programs—finds teachers want even more access to classroom technology. PBS LearningMedia released Monday at FETC that 93 … Continue reading

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Interview | A Question of Academic Merit

He comes from a long line of teachers, and Ogden Morse is a teacher himself. Back in 2004, he co-founded AcademicMerit with other current and former teachers to develop web-based solutions specifically targeting English language arts in grades 7-12, “a … Continue reading

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How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It)

SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Education has failed technology. Yes, you read that correctly. Education has failed technology. To understand why this is, not vice versa, requires understanding what the research literature makes clear: It is possible to … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Can Apple Save Education?

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EdTech Off to a Good Start in 2012

GUEST COLUMN | by Heather Campbell Looking back on 2011, major waves were made in the edtech world. We started seeing a noticeable shift in the movement from traditional textbooks to digital copies. Startups were bringing new ideas to the table … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Apple Reinvents the Textbook

Students can access over 20,000 education apps on their iPads. There are now more than 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions. Now, with iBooks 2, students get a new textbook experience with their iPads, iPod touch, iPhone. You … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Learning Day

Here’s a great way to raise awareness and celebrate innovative teachers and instructional strategies. With technology transforming classrooms everywhere, and changing the way we buy groceries, listen to music and read books—it’s time for action. Help leverage technology’s potential in … Continue reading

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Technology and its Power to Transform Education

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis I’ve been lucky enough in my new position this year to see the power technology can play in transforming education. Thanks to a huge investment by our district in interactive whiteboard equipment, document cameras, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | EasyBib for Students and Teachers

Among the largest and most popular online bibliographic composition tools (it was used by over 33 million students last year), EasyBib is a great resource for students and educators. They estimate they’ve saved students over 162,884,800 minutes of research time. … Continue reading

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Interview | Engaging with Jay King of StudySync

In an earlier interview with EdTech Digest, BookheadEd Learning CEO Robert Romano (pictured, above right) described StudySync as a web-delivered academic tool created for teachers that uses a variety of technologies, social interaction, and multimedia to connect students to the … Continue reading

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Interview | Staying Up with LateNiteLabs

To engage the world in science learning, David Jaffe (pictured, right) created intuitive and affordable online lab experiences for students, enabling them to earn credit toward their degrees. Of greater importance, he hopes his labs encourage exploration, inquiry and ultimately, … Continue reading

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College in the Digital Age

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley Technology has completely transformed the way we approach everyday problems, from finding directions when we’re lost to calculating the appropriate tip to leave at a restaurant. For older generations, the advancement of technology is … Continue reading

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Interview | Taking Footsteps2Brilliance with Ilene Rosenthal

In the U.S., 46 percent of children enter kindergarten at risk of failure and 88 percent of them never catch up. From the moment that Ilene Rosenthal learned of these statistics, she knew that something needed to be done to … Continue reading

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Innovation in Journalism and Technology

GUEST COLUMN | By Katie Zhu I came into Northwestern University as a Journalism major. A year later, I also decided to study Computer Science. On paper, the requirements for my Journalism and Computer Science degrees could not be more different. Reporting and … Continue reading

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