Monthly Archives: March 2012

EdTech Digest Awards 2012: Standing Room Only – WINNERS

Sure, it’s only spring, but it’s already hot, hot, hot! The edtech space is sizzling with activity and the sharply increased volume of entries in this year’s EdTech Digest Awards Program indicates a marketplace further heating up with innovation, creativity … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Mixers

There’s just a ton of these meet-up style mixers now happening in hot spots across the country. Here’s yet another, this one in San Francisco, with a special deal for EdTech Digest readers. It’s a panel and mixer on digital content in … Continue reading

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Interview | The World in Your Pocket

The old days of stodgy publishing houses are gone. These days, says Bill Evans, “[We are] constantly re-evaluating our content, platforms and delivery.” As founder and CEO of Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Bill and his company have been “Helping Children Learn” … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Path: Making a Great Leader in EdTech

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis What makes a great leader in education and technology these days? As I travel down the road of my professional career, I am constantly asking myself this question. Who out there is someone I … Continue reading

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Trends | Venture Capital Investment in EdTech

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Trends | Infographic: Girls Are Smarter Than Boys

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Interview | Pindi Albert Goes to OneSchool

The idea for OneSchool started with a picture message of a homework problem that was sent between friends. “That’s when a few of us at Penn State realized that students use their smartphones all the time, yet there was not … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Redefining Research

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Interview | Using Your Noodle with Joe Morgan

Noodle is the first and only cradle-through-career education recommendation engine on the web, according to Joe Morgan, CEO of Noodle. From the founders of the Princeton Review, it’s a simple and trusted source for students and parents that helps the … Continue reading

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Interview | Traveling through DimensionU with Nt Etuk

Nt Etuk founded DimensionU (formerly Tabula Digita) on the premise that the education system needed to become truly “customer-oriented,” where the real customer in education is the student. It was Nt’s belief (pronounced EN-tee) that, prior to DimensionU, most emphasis was … Continue reading

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Interview | From the Makers of “Look! I’m Learning!”

A kid-led revolution is how the people behind the new film, “Look! I’m Learning!” bill it. Slated for a Fall 2012 release, the documentary promotes the value of technology in education. Partnering with teachers, and state and local education technology … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Mediasite by Sonic Foundry

Can’t make it to class today? Well, if your school uses the webcasting platform Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, you’re in luck! Mediasite is a market leader for lecture capture used by more than 1,000 colleges and universities. Their webcasting technology … Continue reading

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Interview | Virtual Leadership Training from the Experts

What better source to learn about virtual schools and blended learning than from the pioneers in the area—Florida Virtual School? If you need help starting your online or blended learning program, then don’t miss FLVS’ next Virtual Leadership Training (VLT) April … Continue reading

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TechTonic Forces for Change Reshape Learning Landscapes

PRAGMATIC VISIONS | By Ferdi Serim [Editor’s note: This is the second in a new column series from the pragmatic visionaries at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development] Leaders beware of that seemingly solid ground beneath your feet. While tectonic … Continue reading

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Interview | The Specialist

There are plenty of new technology titles these days, enough to make your head spin. In the world of edtech, one such example is “Instructional Design Specialist”. This could mean a lot of things to a lot of different people, … Continue reading

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How Children’s Toys Reflect What’s Next in Technology & Education

PRAGMATIC VISIONS | by Jim Brazell [Editor’s note: This is the first in a new column series from the pragmatic visionaries at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development] “The availability of technologies to youth is its own instructor.” —Nobelist Herbert A. … Continue reading

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Who Needs Ed Reform Anyway?

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Whatʼs all this talk about tech-fueled education reform lately, anyway? Why change anything? Why can’t kids simply learn like we did when we were little? Look, I turned out okay and I never had … Continue reading

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