Monthly Archives: February 2012

Interview | Straight Talk About Common Core

Driving through North America in a motorhome may sound like a dream vacation for some, but for Blanch and John Linton, it was a humble beginning to one of the world’s largest and most successful on-demand professional development tools for … Continue reading

Posted in interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cool Tool | Insight 360

Here’s a first-of-kind formative instruction system from eInstruction designed to simplify and help formative instruction using interactive teaching. Teachers get instant feedback on student learning through mobile devices, software and instructional material. It’s called Insight 360 and it integrates with … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cool Tool | icurio from Knovation

icurio is a digital curriculum content solution that is uniquely designed for personalized teaching and self-directed student learning. From the makers of Knovation (formerly netTrekker; “netTrekker search” still exists but is yet another offering from Knovation) the solution provides personalized student … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Transforming Today’s Classroom Into the Next Energy Lab

GUEST COLUMN | by Govi Rao How innovative technologies are helping students and teachers become the new generation of ‘energy auditors’ Leveraging the latest teaching tools and programs, educational institutions (K-12 through college) across the U.S. are driving awareness and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cool Tool | Adobe EchoSign’s E-Signature Solution

For school administrators, paper contracts have always been frustrating, as they are both time-consuming and expensive. Adobe EchoSign’s electronic signature solution helps schools save time and money while increasing their sustainability efforts. Using e-signatures means that there’s no waiting to receive a … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trends | Infographic: The American Public School System

Via: OnlineCollege.org

Posted in trends | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Trends | Infographic: The Gamefication of Education

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Posted in trends | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Who’s The Boss?

SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Education-related associations, advocacy groups, and front-line challenges. Do education-related organizations work for you? Or do you work for them? Do they even work for education? Tens of thousands of education-related organizations exist worldwide. Most … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Interview | Exploring Education Elements

Anthony Kim first became inspired to get involved with education technology in 2000, after working with Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges. After helping them manage several technology projects, he wondered why there was such a gap between technology use … Continue reading

Posted in interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Time to Enter

Show the love to innovators, leaders and trendsetters today! The deadline is upon us, but you’ve still got time to enter, and entry is very quick. The EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program showcases the best and brightest people in and around … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools, trends | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview | Partnering Up for 21st-Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, or P21, recently partnered with Wireless Generation. P21 has worked hard to build a broad coalition of education, business and nonprofit organizations and foundations all focused on 21st-century readiness for every student. “Every new … Continue reading

Posted in interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Interview | Connecting with ePals

Founded in 1996 as a pioneering social learning network, ePals has continued to evolve over the years. Today, ePals combines a safe and secure learning management platform with communication and collaboration tools and high quality content to connect teachers, students … Continue reading

Posted in interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tablet Time for Education

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer As textbooks fade, a new technology moves to the head of the class. But will it make the grade? Austin, Texas-based New Media Consortium recently released their annual Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cool Tool | Snap! by Lectora

Here’s an interesting tool for use in converting PowerPoint to Flash. Just six months after its introduction, Snap! by Lectora rapid e-Learning software is releasing significant new features and enhancements. The release of Snap! by Lectora version 1.2 provides timesaving features … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Education and Technology: What Did We Learn in 2011?

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley When compared to previous years, 2011 saw many incredible advancements in the field of education and technology that are certainly worth repeating as we prepare for what is to come in 2012. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview | You and Your FriendsLearn

As an engineer, Bhargav Sri Prakash’s passion and perhaps, obsession, has been to dream of and implement scalable technologies to solve the world’s biggest problems. Bhargav was one of the many immigrants to the United States who left everything behind in … Continue reading

Posted in interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Interview | Time for Schoology

The initial idea for Schoology came about during college when three friends, Jeremy Friedman, Ryan Hwang and Tim Trinidad tried to develop an effective platform for sharing lecture notes with everyone in the class. After two weeks of development, the project gained traction, but … Continue reading

Posted in interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cool Tool | MySchoolNotebook.com

Jakub Roz, an 18-year old student at the High School of Computing Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, found taking notes too inconvenient in Word—and hard to share amongst friends—so he did what any practical student might do: he programmed a … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cool Tool | Digital Textbook Playbook

A guide for K-12 educators and administrators to begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country, the playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend … Continue reading

Posted in cool tools | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cool Tool | Alleyoop for Students

Today’s students face an enormous challenge when it comes to being ready for college and a 21st-century workplace that demands creative problem-solving, critical thinking, time management skills and leadership. Only one in six high school freshmen go on to graduate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Digital Learning Day Webcast

The Alliance for Excellence in Education is hosting a National Town Hall at 1 p.m., EST featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a special joint appearance. The event will profile great teachers that effectively use technology to deliver … Continue reading

Posted in trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment