Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tools That Do Not Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis I’d like to thank all of those who recognize how difficult a teacher’s job is and who want to make it easier—but let me help you realize what I as a teacher do not … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Open Textbook Challenge

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Interview | Dan Levin Has Answers in His Problem-Attic

Teachers were working way too hard on some things that modern technology could make so much easier, says to Dan Levin. “Precisely, there are a lot of questions available on the Internet, but they tend to be in the form … Continue reading

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Enabling Mobile Learning

Getting the right apps and content to students to enable quality mobile learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Tyce Miller It’s not a secret that the world is going digital or that mobile devices have changed the way we operate in … Continue reading

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Interview | Manny Perez Gets Interactive with Education

Some very creative thinkers from MIT realized that students were so occupied with furious note taking that they weren’t fully paying attention to their lessons. They asked a simple what if question (“What if there was a way to obtain … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Top 20 LMS for Education

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Trends | Infographic: College Degree on Your iPad

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Trends | Infographic: Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free

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Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson, et al.  Implementation of digital educational content and 1:1 devices is happening now and is replacing the century-old textbook as the technology of education delivery. Almost every school in the country is experimenting with … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Do Educational Video Games Actually Work?

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Smart Teachers

A superintendent’s perspective on the importance of teacher data and the implications of applying it to improve classroom performance. GUEST COLUMN | by Robert Thomason Recently, so much time and energy have been spent discussing student data – how to … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: EdTech Cheat Sheet

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Education Transformed Through IT (Intervention Technology)

GUEST COLUMN | by Candace Hall Many schools and teachers are currently stuck in a confusing gap between the traditional classroom and the new technological classroom. Educators are seeing the need for change in schools because technology is a part … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Hashtags in Education

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Cool Tool | You’re Gonna Love Boomwriter

This literacy website (free for teachers) allows  students to collaborate with classmates to create and publish stories in a competitive environment. Kids read, write, compete and get published. A highly engaging instructional tool, it’s applicable across many curriculum areas and in a … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Education and Technology Through the Ages

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Cool Tool | Edshelf: A Directory of Digital Tools for Educators

Mike Lee and Thomas Sha want to make a positive impact on the world by making education more efficient and effective. Through a directory of websites, mobile apps and desktop software — rated and reviewed by educators, for educators — they … Continue reading

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The Data Dilemma in Education

GUEST COLUMN | by Jeremy Friedman The last decade has seen the rise of the Student Information System (SIS) and the Learning Management System (LMS) to help improve the workload of teachers and to help districts better prepare students. For … Continue reading

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Liberating Teachers

How purposeful technology integration allows teachers to facilitate deep, individualized learning for all students. GUEST COLUMN | by Bridgette Wagoner and Matt Nelson In spite of having nearly 1,600 iPads in a 1:1 setting, the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District … Continue reading

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A Turnkey 1-to-1 Student-centric Mobile Instructional Device

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Despite the challenges, educators are rather clear on what technology solutions will truly move them forward.  From getting funding, raising test scores, and closing the achievement gap to student behavior and attendance issues — school … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Technology to Evolve Beyond the Traditional Lecture Model

GUEST COLUMN | by Julie Smith Each day, we send more than 294 billion emails and we make more than 6 billion cell phone calls. We own more than 63 million tablet computers. Clearly, technology is a huge part of … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Adoption Rates of New K-12 Teaching Styles

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Interview | Ramji Venkatachari Communicates with MyStudentCare

Quite simply, Ramji Venkatachari created MyStudentCare to improve communication between schools and parents. In Ramji’s analysis, both as a parent and as a general observer, the types and quantities of communications schools have with parents these days show that the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Mobile Learning Report Card

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An Oasis of Blended Learning in Dubai

GUEST COLUMN | by Richard Lakin Recently, I visited the Dubai Women’s College High School (DWCHS), in the United Arab Emirates, to produce a content management system that will become an “eYearbook” for the students. The high school is on … Continue reading

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