Monthly Archives: July 2013

Inspiring the Genius

A mother entrepreneur finds her passion in creating tools to help every child succeed.  INTERVIEW  | by Victor Rivero Dan Dan Yang had traversed the globe looking for educational tools to inspire her daughter (pictured with her) to develop a … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | DayBook Pro

Daybook Pro for iPad has just been released on the App Store by education technology company Cloud School. Daybook Pro is a curriculum design and delivery solution, using the iPad as the central tool to streamline the professional life of the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Use of Social Media in School

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Know Before You Go

What to consider when selecting assessment technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Patrick Owen Chadd Curriculum, instruction and assessment are all important elements in education. Lately, there has been a huge emphasis on assessment, and with good reason. Creating appropriate and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | LiveSchool

A digital platform created for teachers, by teachers, LiveSchool is a new educational technology that tracks student behavior and helps to improve school culture. LiveSchool allows educators to record student achievements, behavioral issues and general class culture on a variety … Continue reading

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In Search of the ‘Ultimate School’

Latest Project Tomorrow poll captures online learning sentiments and shifts. GUEST COLUMN | by Sanjeev Ahuja Since education is the topic at hand, surely you can handle a little pop quiz: Who is taking the longest to embrace online learning?  A) … Continue reading

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Five Years and Counting

Lessons learned coaching Science Olympiad. GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Kwan “Hey, Dad. I joined the Science Olympiad team at St. Mary’s. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun!” That’s how it all started for me five … Continue reading

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Trends | Activate ED Rockstars

Meet education’s rock stars! Check out a new video series from Activate ED featuring some of the brightest minds in the field. The Activate ED campaign is a collaboration of  The Broad Center, Education Pioneers, and the Strategic Data Project — leading … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Modern Lessons

A structured way to effectively learn how to use the resources everyone is trying to tell you about  — that’s how Jeff Dunn, founder of Modern Lessons, describes the new site for teachers who aren’t as tech-savvy as their students. … Continue reading

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Who’s Next?

Bringing together edtech big and small. GUEST COLUMN | by Diana Stepner There’s a powerful change currently taking place in edtech. As learning can take place anywhere, anytime, the next great edtech idea can come from anywhere as well. Established … Continue reading

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Definitive Disruption

Finally, some real fun: my edtech journey to ETIS 13. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Marks In 1998, my first year teaching high school mathematics, I spent most of my time lecturing on the chalkboard and having students practice textbook-based … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | StudyMode

A network of educational sites and practical online learning tools, StudyMode helps students to share and review study materials such as flashcards, research papers, and book notes. They also provide access to an easy citation generator. As technology continues to evolve … Continue reading

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Living in an iPad Era

How tablets are shifting the culture at one Boston school GUEST COLUMN | by Marla Botelho Regis College is a multifaceted university in Greater Boston where 2,000 students pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences and health … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Library for All

Library For All is an edtech nonprofit startup that builds a digital library platform full of inspirational and education content available to those living under $2 a day in the developing world. This unique tech solution is accessible on any device … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TeacherLists

To help make back-to-school easier for everyone involved, School Family Media, Inc. launched TeacherLists.com, a large and fast-growing free online service for posting and sharing school supply/wish lists with parents. More than 20,000 schools from all 50 states are already … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ‘Ethers’ by Iridescent

Most of us could learn a lot about games from middle-schoolers. These kids are smart. But it happens to be an age-group that is relatively underserved when it comes to games that really teach. So it’s exciting that the folks … Continue reading

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Resistance is Futile

The digital age has made copyright compliance part of IT’s job. How they can adapt and overcome. GUEST COLUMN | by Ryan Tollofson As unlikely as it may seem, compliance with state, federal, and local regulations and laws is increasingly … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | OpenClass Exchange

With recent focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) and institutional content, Pearson has recently announced the launch of the OpenClass Exchange, a significant expansion to Pearson’s free social learning environment, OpenClass. The new service allows educators to search and access born-digital … Continue reading

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LMS for PD

How professional development is becoming a virtual reality. GUEST COLUMN | by Jordan Barrish I can’t think of anyone who has more of an important role in the future of today’s youth than our teachers—besides their parents, of course. Teachers … Continue reading

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From Barriers to Benefits

The successful creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Messner Even though the open education resource (OER) movement has been moving toward mainstream acceptance for some time, many teachers and administrators still remain wary of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Adapt Courseware

Going beyond the static reading and multiple choice assessments found in much adaptive curriculum today, Adapt Courseware personalizes the learning experience for each student with dynamic, animated lectures and hands-on, digital multimedia interactives. With content specifically designed for adaptive, multimedia … Continue reading

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Good PD

What does good professional development look like? GUEST COLUMN | by Susan Williams Describing what good professional development looks like, is like describing good art, good music, or good food. Some people adore modern art, while others just can’t see … Continue reading

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COOCs vs. MOOCs

Low cost, high quality: the advantages of COOCs over MOOCs. GUEST COLUMN | by Howard E. Horton As the economy continues to recover, higher education institutions are looking for ways to provide an affordable education to their students without sacrificing … Continue reading

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