Monthly Archives: December 2012

Social Media: Brilliant Tool Or Distraction?

GUEST COLUMN | by Rob James Love it or hate it, social media has become part of most people’s everyday lives, whether that means checking Facebook, using Twitter, or engaging in blogs, Pinterest walls, and other networks. Smartphone Internet speeds … Continue reading

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Using Academic Analytics to Improve Outcomes at Macon State

GUEST COLUMN | by Martha Venn There’s an old phrase about what happens when you assume. As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Macon State College, part of the University System of Georgia, I know there is no … Continue reading

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Interview | Mark Bavisotto Builds An Edustruct For Schools

Helping students prepare for their next level in life or education, Mark Bavisotto saw how students were struggling with the heavy online presence in higher education and thought why not apply that type of technology in the K-12 world. “I … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Online Education: Non-Profits Fight Back?

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Living in a Digital World We Don’t Understand

Teaching 21st-century skills for 21st-century jobs GUEST COLUMN | by Cat McManus The term “21st century skills” gets thrown around a lot in educational circles. Some use this term to mean “computer literacy.” Others expand the concept to include a “range … Continue reading

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Interview | Miro Kazakoff Forms a Great SAT Habit

SAT Habit is an online Test Preparation system designed to help students raise their scores as efficiently as possible. Miro Kazakoff and his partners built SAT Habit based on their experience as both test prep teachers and as software developers. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MultiTouch Displays

Technology’s role in the classroom has increased significantly and interactive touch displays are a good example of technology that is changing the learning environment. MultiTouch Ltd., a provider of interactive touch displays, is bringing touch technology to classrooms with MultiTaction cells. For use with … Continue reading

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Interview | Andrew Geant is a WyzAnt

At its most basic level, WyzAnt.com is a place where parents and students can go to find private tutors in their area, but what makes it so special are the resources it offers parents and students to ensure they find … Continue reading

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Interview | Jason Burd Soars with Math and Technology

We hear all kinds of talk about education technology in the media and lots of industry buzz as well. Now let’s turn to a teacher in the trenches, someone who uses technology and knows what it’s like to encourage students … Continue reading

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Interview | Arjan Khalsa Conceptualizes Math Fluency

Conceptua Math was conceived three years ago with a mission to complete a K-8 curriculum that is visually interactive and that serves students and their teachers. by Judy Faust Hartnett A whole new generation of digital math products is focused … Continue reading

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Interview | Tony Pfister Reads ClassBook

Way back in the early ’90s, what began as a textbook retailer later moved online to become one of the first online book vendors. By 1997, ClassBook.com’s then-revolutionary “e-commerce” approach to the book distribution business acted to streamline the buying … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Funds For Learning

GUEST COLUMN | by Lori Fadok In the spring of 2012, Funds For Learning conducted a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants, seeking stakeholder views on the state of E-rate and their opinions on technology priorities amidst increasing demand for program … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: How Video Games Are Changing Education

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Thinking Outside the x86 Box

New Tools for Computer Engineering and Computer Science GUEST COLUMN | By Bruce Tolley The next big thing engineering students need to know Recently, the information technology industry has been accelerating its move to solve more and more computer science … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Desmos Online Graphing Calculator

Math is different from when I was a kid. These days, it’s a lot more fun! The Desmos online graphing calculator is a free, browser-based tool that allows users to create, share, and explore math. The calculator enables students to easily … Continue reading

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Interview | Laura Pappano, Sense-Making and the Year of Disruption

She recently wrote the article, “The Year of the MOOC,” which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Education Life section. Laura Pappano is the author of Inside School Turnarounds (2010), co-author of Playing With the Boys … Continue reading

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MOOCs: Making the Most of What You Learn

GUEST COLUMN | by Mika Hoffman Among the newest trends — some might say the hottest — in higher education is the emergence of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Though the content in these courses is provided by some of the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | modern guild

As a manager in the Strategy & Operations practice at Deloitte Consulting who also led recruiting activities, Adrien Fraise was amazed by how many students – even MBA candidates – were unprepared for career planning and misinformed about their job … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Professors and Social Media

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Trends | Infographic: How Students Actually Use their Smartphones

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Electronics Education Goes on Tour

Changing students’ relationship to technology to create a new literacy   GUEST COLUMN | by Chelsea Moll Nothing compares with the moment you understand something new for the first time. In fact, we at SparkFun are so addicted to that burst … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education

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Judges Announced for 2013 EdTech Awards

Distinguished panel set to review best and brightest apps, platforms, products and people in the edtech world. Thought leaders, journalists, educators, entrepreneurs, technology coordinators and forward-thinking change agents are among those who will be evaluating entries in the third annual EdTech … Continue reading

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