Monthly Archives: February 2013

Empowering Learners

Mastery and adaptive learning with Anand Karat  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero By the mid-2000s, in some corners, the e-learning industry was being perceived as an unexciting and unfashionable method of learning for the majority. “A highly fragmented industry, where … Continue reading

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A Few STEM Basics

GUEST COLUMN | by Anna Johansson How the U.S. can stymie the gap in STEM education for low-income students STEM, a term coined by the National Science Foundation, is a designation for a comprehensive educational discipline incorporating elements of science, technology, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: How to Make the Jump to Digital

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Trends | Infographic: 3-D Printing in the Classroom

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38 Minutes

Making the most of your time with your college counselor GUEST COLUMN | By Betsy Peters Official playing time for an NFL game is 60 minutes. In the NBA, official playing time is just 48 minutes. Yet according to statistics … Continue reading

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Assess, Select and Execute

How to improve and expand your campus communications strategy — and save money GUEST COLUMN | by Corey Fling After one hundred and eleven years, there’s been more than a few updates at our institute of learning. Point Loma Nazarene … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Dark Side of MOOCs

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Game On

From imagination to implementation: the power of collaboration between game designers and teachers “As a teacher, you’re normally an island in a school. If you’re lucky, you have a colleague to consult with. If you’re unlucky, you’re alone in planning … Continue reading

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Move Over, Pinterest

Developing higher-level skills with technology GUEST COLUMN | by Dawn Casey-Rowe As a high school teacher in Rhode Island, I was seeking a way to give my students access to a better variety of materials without breaking the department budget—books … Continue reading

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Flipping Education

As education follows the rest of the world to the cloud, there’s a new paradigm on the horizon CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Things have to change in education, and soon. Everything’s moving to the cloud. For educators, this … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Picmonic

Two medical students created a better way to memorize and master information with Picmonic, an interactive audio-visual learning system that attempts to reinvent studying for the modern student. Employing the use of scientific mnemonic memory techniques, the founders developed a technological … Continue reading

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Google It

Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist for the world’s top-most visited website, is on a search of his own INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero It hasn’t always been this way, but for the past decade, it’s been part of the human … Continue reading

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Wowzers, This is Cool!

A veteran educator works hard to get the reaction to learning she was looking for all along.  A teacher for 40 years, Reed Howard worked hard to reach her students through engaging and interesting lessons all throughout those decades. Nonetheless, she … Continue reading

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Fluent in Math

How technology can help develop academic language for Common Core math success GUEST COLUMN | by Barbara Freeman In 2008, the creator of the evidence-based HELP Math program, Dr. Barbara Freeman (that’s me), and the chief researcher, Dr. Lindy Crawford, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar?

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Cool Tool | NerdScholar

Compare schools, search for scholarships or use their handy student loan calculator to estimate your monthly payments and evaluate other loan options. All this from NerdScholar, winner of the College Knowledge Challenge, a competitive grant initiative funded by the Bill … Continue reading

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College Connections

The compelling case for telepresence in higher education HIGHER EDTECH | by Andy Lausch The number of students applying to and attending college grew 37 percent between 2000 and 2010.  With that kind of growth and competition for students, it … Continue reading

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Drum Roll, Please

The quest to save a music program, one click at a time COOL TOOLS | by Alaethea Hensley Being a part of the Cougar Drum Line is one of those activities that every Cahoon Elementary student looks forward to as … Continue reading

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Teacher Search and Rescue

Empowering educators to work collaboratively GUEST COLUMN | by Lynn Ochs As education budgets continue to tighten across the U.S., professional development for teachers is often one of the first things on the chopping block. Yet, given the growing challenges … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SMART Table

Just a letter off from ‘tablet’ makes a big difference – but will the new SMART Table 442i from SMART Technologies excite young learners and help them grow together both socially and academically? Pull up a chair and have a … Continue reading

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Trends | Project Tomorrow Latest Results

You won’t find a survey like this one anywhere else. Over 466,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, technology leaders, school principals and district administrators participated in this past fall’s annual Speak Up National Research Project. They shared authentic, unfiltered views … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Learning Day 2013

It’s cool, it’s easy and it’s largely online. Check it out from anywhere you are. Teachers, students and education leaders from around the nation will gather in Washington, D.C. on February 6th, 2013, to participate in the second annual Digital Learning … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Making Money with Educational Apps

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Innovation is Alive in Today’s Schools

GUEST COLUMN | by Britten Follett What does 21st Century Learning really mean? Each of the 115 schools that entered the Follett Challenge defined it in a slightly different manner. The Follett Challenge team is still reviewing the entries, but … Continue reading

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Meaningful Work

A 21st-century career preparation firm delivers an old and tested model in a new way INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Adrien Fraise wanted to build a “better fusion between academics and career education to help students maximize their generalist education … Continue reading

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