Monthly Archives: November 2012

Interview | Rob Lippincott on Teaching and Technology

Some fascinating stats and interesting views from Rob Lippincott, Senior VP for Education at PBS, in this interview. Rob is responsible for the development and implementation of effective public media educational services for PBS, local public television stations, students, teachers … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Integration

Connecting devices, e-content and management systems to learning GUEST COLUMN | by John Williams In this new world of tight budgets and shrinking resources, schools have never been under more pressure than they are now to get the “digital thing” … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: New School: Tech, Education and the Aftermath

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Cool Tool | netTrekker Search

Millions of educators and students have used it for more than a decade, now it’s been upgraded. Sure, it looks better — its new facelift makes it very easy on the eyes, but it’s got some brains behind the beauty: … Continue reading

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Interview | J.T. Allen Walks Students Forward with myFootpath

J.T. Allen started myFootpath in 2000 with his mother, a longtime guidance counselor. Initially, they created the company to try and make the “going to college” process easier for students and families. “As anyone that’s been through this process can … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Undergraduate Students and Technology

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“Adaptive” Learning Technologies: Pedagogy Should Drive Platform

GUEST COLUMN | by Tim Hudson The world of ed-tech is moving rapidly. As new learning software is created, the word “adaptive” is increasingly being used in claims describing how technologies personalize and individualize learning for each student. As the … Continue reading

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Interview | Betsy Peters Looks within PossibilityU

The team behind PossibilityU, a college admissions assistance company, recognized that despite the volumes of information available to students about selecting a path beyond high school — there is a growing guidance gap. The scope of the guidance office is … Continue reading

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The Shifting Paradigm

Issues with the legacy instructional model in K-12 education GUEST COLUMN | by Charles H. Heinle The typical instructional sequence beyond the early grades (K-3) of teacher-led core classes consists of explanation/lecture/discussion > practice > test, with reading and assignments … Continue reading

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Wireless for the Next Generation

GUEST COLUMN | by Sean O’Malley As teaching and learning evolves, university technologists need to evolve their infrastructure to keep pace with those changes. Unlike corporate environments where standards can be tightly controlled, university campuses are, by and large, a … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Wowzers Mobile

By 2014, Internet access through mobile devices will overtake access via desktop computers. Everyone and everything seems to be going mobile these days. In education, online learning platform Wowzers recently launched a mobile version of its program including a complete … Continue reading

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Let’s Re-imagine Career and Technical Education

Today’s students need both academic and career preparation to succeed GUEST COLUMN | by Pete Findley For the first time in generations, students are finding themselves with an education but without a job. As our schools try to readjust to … Continue reading

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Interview | Promethean’s World Turns

The new CEO of Promethean World is moving the whiteboard, once the company’s mainstay, to a peripheral role in a full device-agnostic instructional delivery system. by Judy Faust Hartnett Before joining Promethean in 2011 as the president of North American … Continue reading

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The Plagiarism Spectrum

Preventing plagiarism in the Digital Age GUEST COLUMN | by Jason Chu Summer 2012 was awash in breaking news of journalistic misconduct, punctuated with the exposure of Jonah Lehrer’s and Fareed Zakaria’s acts of plagiarism (for a full review of … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old to Begin Flipping Your Classroom

GUEST COLUMN | by Wendy Roshan Before the era of smart phones, computers and digital blackboards, there was a time when teachers stood at the front of a classroom and lectured while students wrote notes with pencils. When the bell … Continue reading

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System Upgrade

What math can do for you GUEST COLUMN | by Nigel Nisbet “Why do we have to learn Algebra?” was the question a student asked me one day in the middle of class. I hadn’t been teaching very long so I … Continue reading

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Linked Teachers

Ensuring a well-established network of support GUEST COLUMN | by Sophie Huntington Teachers and future teachers often find themselves overwhelmed when they are first in the classroom – both in student teaching and in their first years in the profession. … Continue reading

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Interview | Meet the “MC” of ASCD

Before joining ASCD, Mary Catherine “MC” Desrosiers specialized in customer-centered new product design, development, and delivery of instructional services. In her most recent role as chief strategy and operations officer at Integrated Educational Strategies Inc. (IES), she oversaw a wide … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Businesses invest in educating with a purpose GUEST COLUMN | by Al Bunshaft With fewer resources at their disposal, teachers in the U.S. are struggling to provide a better education for their students and as a result academic performance continues … Continue reading

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E-Portfolios: Celebrating Student Success in the 21st Century

The age-old practice of displaying a student’s work is alive and well. GUEST COLUMN | by Lynda Hall It’s no secret that children love to share their accomplishments with others. Whether you are a family member, friend, coach or teacher, … Continue reading

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Online Resources for Great Writing

GUEST COLUMN | by Phillip Garsia Writing requires a variety of resources to be considered successful. Modern Internet technology has numerous dependable tools you can use to write better. Whether you’re a student, wishing you could write better papers and … Continue reading

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Flipped Teaching

Making the student the teacher in an Age of Technology LIGHTING A FIRE | by Mark Gura Many of us are witnesses to a steady stream of examples of 21st-century innovation in instruction that show up with regularity via digital … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | YouTube Playbook Guide for Education

As most people know, YouTube, and more specifically YouTube EDU, lets educators, teachers, parents and students discover, create and share educational and instructional videos. Such videos are some of the most popular out there. From full university courses from the … Continue reading

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2013 EdTech Digest Awards Program Now Open

The prestigious EdTech Digest Awards Program recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. The best and brightest apps, products, services, companies and people are chosen to … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Impact of Great Teachers

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