Monthly Archives: September 2012

Trends | Infographic: How Can Pre-K Technology Help More Kids Graduate?

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Interview | Michell Zappa is Envisioning Technology

An emerging technology strategist, Michell Zappa is the founder of Envisioning Technology, an international firm specializing in where technology is heading in the near future, publishing their research as visualizations, keynotes and custom reports. “Envisioning Technology is an extension and … Continue reading

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The Social Media Missing Link

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Remote Control

Illinois school district achieves remote administration of IT systems FEATURE | by Nick Guidish A large, geographically-dispersed school district, Jacksonville School District 117 (“Jacksonville”) in Jacksonville, Illinois is spread throughout nine locations: a high school, junior high, six elementary schools, … Continue reading

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Futuristic Schools

An educator wonders if, despite our challenges and limitations, we couldn’t all do a little bit better for our students. CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Let’s face it: school can be boring. When I was a kid it was … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Out of Print eBook Jacket

Made by the oldest bookbinder in the U.S., Out of Print’s ebook cases are the first to look, feel and wear like an actual book. Made for iPad, Kindle and Nexus 7, each hardcover case features authentic book cover art and is made … Continue reading

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Right by Your Side

With a dose of technology, classrooms extend to the hospital bedside FEATURE | by Ed Murphy For kids living with chronic illness, a disability or long-term recovery from a serious injury, a hospital stay is more than just an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Who Are The Bad Guys in The College Textbook Market?

GUEST COLUMN | by Jeff Lorton It’s the time of year when the cost of higher education comes face-to-face with college students that must make an important decision that may haunt them for years come. They choose their textbooks. Many … Continue reading

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Blended Learning: A Winning Proposition for All

GUEST COLUMN | by Jessie Woolley-Wilson When Wendy Funk, a first grade teacher at Penngrove Elementary School in Petaluma, Calif., saw the 28 names on her class roster, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Wendy’s goal … Continue reading

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Madagascar in My Heart

An educator used to having more makes do with much less — and learns an unforgettable lesson. FEATURE | by Victor Rivero When Deb Sewell won Appleby’s Teaching Excellence Award last year, she decided to use the prize money to … Continue reading

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Ticket to China

White Plains builds friendships and digital skills through virtual cultural exchange FEATURE | by Jody Kennedy Preparing our students to become global citizens and skillful 21st century communicators can seem overwhelming at times. Fortunately, White Plains City Schools has embraced … Continue reading

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Build a Foundation for Your (Education) Revolution

GUEST COLUMN | by Cristian Mitreanu Paradigm shift. … Fifty years ago, last month, a short book with less than 200 pages was published to eventually become one of the most influential of the twentieth century. Aside from introducing the … Continue reading

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Learn Now, Lecture Later: A Fundamental Classroom Shift

GUEST COLUMN | by Andy Lausch “Change is the only constant,” the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said in 470 B.C.  This is especially true on college campuses today, where lectures are evolving to capture student interest and keep pace with the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: US Students Prefer Digital Over Paper Textbooks

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Trends | Why School? by Will Richardson

“I’m loathe to overstate things,” says Will Richardson, “but I’m becoming more and more convinced that this is a crucially important moment in the history of schools.” With “excitement and a bit of trepidation” Will shares his latest book published … Continue reading

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Trends | Innovation in Education

Click closer to scan this sketch and you just might learn something new. If anything, you’ll get a peek into the value of what a “graphic facilitator” can provide to a discussion. This was part of a twitter stream associated … Continue reading

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Interview | Chuck Amos Wants to Visualize Your School District’s Data

by Judy Faust Hartnett In June of this year, Chuck Amos became the CEO of GuideK12. Amos has worked in the education technology field for 19 years, most recently heading up his own education-consulting firm. Previously he was the CEO … Continue reading

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Interview | Chris Lehmann and the New Playbook

You’re a 21st-century administrator. Now what? Chris Lehmann is the Founding Principal of the Science Leadership Academy (SLA), an inquiry-driven, project-based, one-to-one laptop science and technology high school in Philadelphia, a school that has garnered international recognition. Sharing his hard-won … Continue reading

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Interview | Matthew Pittinsky Unleashes the Power of Parchment

Founded as a credentials data company with a mission to unleash education credentials, by unlocking the critical data they embody — Parchment empowers individuals and organizations through the collection, promotion and sharing of education credentials. Whether academic, professional, or personal, … Continue reading

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The Best Place to Begin

GUEST COLUMN | By Scott Rozell Knowing where to begin is an important question in any journey. When a person is trying to learn something new, the best place to begin is where their current knowledge ends. To help teachers … Continue reading

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Enabling the University Campus for Tomorrow, Today

GUEST COLUMN | by Steven E. Alter From the student’s perspective (the customer from a service delivery view point), network access — specifically wireless connectivity and the ability to connect any device, securely — to the Arcadia University’s network — … Continue reading

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Trends | Going BYOD

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Trends | Clever Cartoons

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Trends | Infographic: Going to the Cloud

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The Career Path Not Taken

GUEST COLUMN | by David Siminoff Several years ago, I founded a company called Shmoop – a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep. In addition to getting students ready for those all-important standardized tests, the site strives to prepare … Continue reading

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