Monthly Archives: August 2012

5 Ways Being a Connected Principal Benefits My Students

GUEST COLUMN | by Joe Mazza A 21st-century principal shares what it means to share these days For a little over a year now, I’ve been “virtually mentored” by the likes of George Couros, Patrick Larkin, Eric Sheninger and many … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Learn Now, Lecture Later

The days of a teacher spending every class behind a lectern aren’t behind us yet, but things are changing in America’s high school and college classrooms – and technology is helping support this change. According to CDW-G’s Learn Now, Lecture … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | epic-ed: The Digital Transition Cycle

Feeling like you’re in transition? Or perhaps you are feeling like you should be in transition, but you’re not even quite there yet. Well, you’re not alone. The U.S. Department of Education, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC … Continue reading

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Trends | E-Rate Survey Results Are In

Results from a national survey of e-rate applicants indicate a continued reliance on e-rate funding, particularly for broadband connectivity. Funds for Learning, an e-rate compliance firm, released survey results in 2008-09; recent results released were a follow-up to the earlier … Continue reading

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Trends | Leveraging Technology for K-12 Learning

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Interview | A Wikipedia for Education

In a small, mountainous Asian village with no electricity, amongst a curious group of middle schoolers, Kim Jones carefully revealed an iPad she had brought along on her trip. For nearly all of the students present, it was their first … Continue reading

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Trends | Social Networking in Your District

Today’s young learners seem to live a parallel life on Facebook. And many school districts are eager to leverage the attraction of social networking to engage students and help them learn digital literacy skills that are vital to their future … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | StudyBlue iPad App

With students and educators increasingly turning to Apple tablets for learning purposes, mobile study service StudyBlue has launched a free iPad app that creates a seamless, cross-platform studying experience. Students can use the StudyBlue app to search, create, and study … Continue reading

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Trends | How Big Data is Changing the College Experience

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Cool Tool | The Swivl

A mobile accessory that turns your iOS device into your own personal cameraman, the cool thing about the Swivl is that it literally follows you as you move and enhances video capture with a wireless microphone. It’s one of those ‘Now why … Continue reading

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Back to (a More Modernized) School

GUEST COLUMN | by Troy Parish Today’s schools are seeing the evolution of technology and experiencing how this enhances the way teachers and students interact. When students return to school this year, the integration of technology will be evident not … Continue reading

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Trends | Student Access to Digital Learning Devices

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Trends | 2012 Horizon Report Names Emerging Tech

What’s coming up? Check out The Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition, fourth in a series of reports, produced by the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort that examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in … Continue reading

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Trends | 726,000 Enter Win a Wireless

Back to school brings a new technology outlook for the grand prize winners in the Win a Wireless Lab 2012 Sweepstakes: Chevy Chase Elementary School (Chevy Chase, Md.), Ella Elementary School (Olivehurst, Calif.) and N.B. Clements Junior High School (Prince … Continue reading

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Trends | OLPC 7 Years Later

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Cool Tool | EduCore: Tools for Teaching the Common Core

For educators implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in both mathematics and literacy, go ahead and breathe a little easier. ASCD has just introduced  a new, free digital tool to help. EduCore™ is funded by a grant from the Bill and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Virtual Nerd myMathUniverse

What student hasn’t struggled with math homework, alone at home, with no one around to help? Now middle and high school math students learning with Pearson’s Common Core math programs will have access to extra study support from Virtual Nerd … Continue reading

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The Best APIs in Education

GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Gordon The folks behind Noodle are particularly excited by available open educational resources and we’d like to share what we’ve found. You’ll learn what an API is, why APIs are important, and what our favorite … Continue reading

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Interview | A Certifiable Success with Ray Kelly

Some people exude a palpable positive energy, and Ray Kelly is one of those folks. At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Diego this past year, his upbeat demeanor was enough to invoke anyone’s curiosity. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | GuideK12 Geovisual Analytics for Education

Data-driven decisions are important. For many school districts, there’s an overwhelming amount of disparate data in a variety of systems. Prior to now, the technology hasn’t really been readily accessible or easily available to aggregate and share the data for … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Teaching with Tablets

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E-Learning and Public Education

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Let’s face it: great blended, online, virtual digital public schools and courses will always be few and far between. The problem with public education is that it is habitually underfunded. For years, I remember … Continue reading

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Time to Get REAL About Professional Development

Let’s talk about Relevant Engaging Applied Learning GUEST COLUMN | by Ferdi Serim Like it or not, ready or not, all of us working to transform traditional schools (the legacy model) that are designed to serve the needs of the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Components of a 21st Century Classroom

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Mobile Device Management

Delivering a Secure, Productive User Workspace on any Device GUEST COLUMN | by Peter terSteeg Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is rapidly becoming an industry standard, both from the standpoint of the enterprise IT and the end user. The enterprise … Continue reading

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