Monthly Archives: January 2013

EdTech in 2013: Three Trends Set to Have a Big Impact

GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Splitt It’s an unavoidable truth that students live a significant portion of their lives online; school research, internship applications, and social network updates make the Internet a habitual home. The continued influx of mobile devices … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Policy Summit

Here’s a big one for edtech leadership: the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in conjunction with the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed … Continue reading

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Moving ‘Forward’

Montgomery County Public School’s Erick Lang aligns curriculum forces and pushes ahead INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Getting an inside perspective on a major U.S. school system’s collaboration with the world’s largest learning company is interesting to say the least. … Continue reading

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Trends | DLN Smart Series

This smartly written series explores the promise and potential of real shifts in education on which readers can capitalize whether you’re an educator, an education sector leader, or an innovator or entrepreneur from the education industry. The authors of these … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: How Can Data Mining and Analytics Enhance Education?

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See Spot Run

A solution-provider’s perspective on visual learning INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero What you see is what you, well, oftentimes learn. That is to say, learning and sight are intimately connected. Educators curious about a technologist’s perspective on visual learning tools might … Continue reading

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All Smiles with Heather Hiles

INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero There’s been a fair amount of press covering Heather Hiles and Pathbrite — the savvy CEO of the digital portfolio technology company. After all, she’s been in the education sector for over twenty years, she … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Livescribe Smartpen

It’s true: professors talk fast and students zone out. With this cool tool, students can record everything they hear so they never miss a word. Well, they can still miss a lot of words, but the pressure’s off when this … Continue reading

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At Your Service

Enhancing IT service delivery value on campus by leveraging service management data  GUEST COLUMN | by Steven E. Alter The quest to deliver quality service is never ending for an information technology (IT) organization. At Arcadia University, I focused the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Major EdTech Trends for 2013

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Strong Like Donkey Kong

Are we putting our edtech efforts in the right place? CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Almost twenty years ago, I went to college for my Masters in Education. Back then, there were people like I am now: halfway through … Continue reading

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How the Educational Revolution Will Cause Problems and Create Solutions

(The Future of Education is a Mess and That’s a Good Thing) GUEST COLUMN | by Farb Nivi The future of education and learning is going to be messy. Messier than it is today. While the prospect of such a … Continue reading

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A Demand for Supply

Marc Netka’s standout, no-nonsense approach to providing schools with needed technology INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They’re on the Inc. 500 list, but that doesn’t mean they’re high rollers by any measure. In fact, they’re just a bunch of regular … Continue reading

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1:1 Computing: More Than Devices

Provoking thought and action toward effective digital teaching and learning THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson, et al. This article is the second of three 1:1 computing papers from the BLEgroup Thought Leadership Consortium, which brings together a small number … Continue reading

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Goodbye Reading Journals, Hello Social Networking

GUEST COLUMN | by Maddie Witter Want to increase rigorous literacy skills without putting kids to sleep? Below are ideas to sprinkle into your instruction that will leave kids smiling and have lasting impact on achievement. For you edtech junkies … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Buzzing in New Orleans

4.0 Schools (the education/edtech incubator in New Orleans) recently produced a video in collaboration with The Idea Village about education entrepreneurship in NOLA that you might find interesting. Featuring Jennifer Medbery from Kickboard and a few other cool New Orleans-based edtech … Continue reading

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With Unstoppable Edmentum

INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They’ve been around for more than 50 years, but a lot of factors were converging in recent years that led to some very significant changes for what was formerly PLATO Learning and is now Edmentum. … Continue reading

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Trends | There’s NOT an app for that

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Interview | Danny Levi Wants You to Get A Five

by Victor Rivero The people behind GetAFive have a passion to help high-achieving students study for their AP classes and prep for their AP exams on their own watch rather than go to “after hours” or weekend review sessions that … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | DisplayNote

This cool tool allows students to capture all of the presenter’s content using their portable devices like an iPad, laptop, Android tablet or smartphone and ipod touch. Users can add their own notes, capture slides, follow along, highlight text, and save … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Way

Brad Baird of Schoology learns a thing or two from an unlikely source INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero More than 20,000 schools and districts now use Schoology as their learning management system. In many ways, they’re a study in what … Continue reading

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Can a Child Learn to Read on His Own with a Tablet?

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Imagine That!

Rhode Island makes Innovation Powered by Technology a reality GUEST COLUMN | by Deborah A. Gist Let’s imagine if a person could come back to us from the past. Let’s imagine if a student from one hundred years ago could join … Continue reading

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