Monthly Archives: May 2013

Probably Parchment

More than 7,400 high schools and colleges rely on it.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Sitting down for a cup of coffee, Matthew Pittinsky, Ph.D., CEO of Parchment (and co-founder of Blackboard), stirs up a bit of the positive … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Tutti

Like Khan Academy teaches students in traditional subjects such as math and English, and duolingo.com teaches users to speak new languages, Tutti helps musicians reach their full musical potential. There has been little innovation when it comes to music play-alongs over the past 25 years. Tutti represents … Continue reading

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Learning about Learnist

Farb Nivi, founder of Grockit and Learnist, takes a quick quiz. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Victor: You’ve got a lot going on these days! What drives you purpose wise as you move forward with Learnist? Farb: The history of technology … Continue reading

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Atoms of Learning

From awkward to awesome, CEO Lisa Barnett goes in-depth about a company unleashed INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A group of former educators in various technology-related positions found that much of their time was consumed with providing support and answers … Continue reading

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Publisher In Transition

What it’s like moving from traditional print to digital content INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With over 30 years of success in educational publishing, Rourke Educational Media is an industry leader in meeting their customers’ growing needs for educational technology including … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MobyMax

MobyMax is a free web-based learning tool that includes a complete K-8 differentiated and adaptive curriculum for Math, Language, Vocab, and Fact Fluency built on common core standards. With the help of diagnostic placement tests, MobyMax creates a unique lesson … Continue reading

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Indexing Education

HotChalk promises to provide the online numbers. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Their own company numbers are pretty astounding. Now they’re spreading the number love. Founded in 2004, HotChalk is one of the leading providers of free education content on … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: College Class of 2013

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Wiki Wiki

Building a platform bottom-up to let teachers and students work together. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A small, dedicated team of people who are changing the world — that’s who this smart San Francisco-based company is comprised — and they’re … Continue reading

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Trends | Learning to Adapt

Today, technologies offered by companies as diverse as U.S.-based Knewton, CogBooks, from Scotland, Smart Sparrow, founded in Australia, and Cerego, first launched in Japan, as well as numerous other organizations are delivering solutions based on the science of cognition and … Continue reading

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Out of Control

The ever spiraling madness of funding, financing and technology CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis The times they are a changin’.  It used to be, the only thing you had to worry about budgeting for in education besides the usual … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | FLEXCAT from Lightspeed

Now it’s possible for teachers to be in two, three or even six places at once in a classroom setting with FLEXCAT. Lightspeed designed this audio system for group learning to provide teachers with the flexibility they need for small … Continue reading

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The Power of Change

What happened when one elementary school principal decided to change his kids’ future  GUEST COLUMN | by Rick Holden One of the greatest rewards we see in education is the power of change. There is nothing more exciting to me … Continue reading

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Trends | Thank A Teacher A Latte

StudyBlue, a leading mobile and social study platform, recently announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” As the largest digital library of peer-sourced study materials, StudyBlue is inviting students, parents and industry leaders … Continue reading

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Moving Past Convenience

Online courses’ potential to dramatically improve learning experiences GUEST COLUMN | by Paul Freedman Online learning has come a long way. In 2010, more than 6.1 million students took at least one online class—that was roughly a 10 percent increase … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Learning Now Interactive Map

For leaders looking to compare their state and get a broad view of digital learning policy out there, Digital Learning Now! presents this interactive map, part of a report card measuring state policies and their alignment to the 10 Elements of … Continue reading

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