Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cool Tool | Educade

Math and science are no longer boring subjects for students thanks to Educade, a new interactive learning portal developed by GameDesk. Educade is a one-stop shop for K-12 teachers and parents, pairing a free lesson plan library with 21stcentury teaching tools. Funded by AT&T, … Continue reading

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Game Time!

It’s time for Math and Word Game Time with Josh Solt. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Frustrated by the online educational options on the market, Josh Solt created Math Game Time. “Many of the sites I came across were dated, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Twibfy

In the education space, Twibfy is particularly useful for students working in art, design and film — virtually any visual medium. The site provides students operating within the digital arts space a platform to quickly showcase their projects, as well as … Continue reading

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Bring It Home

Breaking down learning barriers in Aurora Public Schools with Internet Essentials. GUEST COLUMN | by William Stuart While educators are still figuring out the best ways to use the Internet in the classroom, one thing is universally clear: the Internet is … Continue reading

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Thinking in the Next

UCLA Anderson partners with Adobe to create an award-winning magazine. GUEST COLUMN | by Nathan May What began as an alumni magazine for UCLA Anderson School of Management has grown into something much more: a brand differentiator for the school … Continue reading

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Why Not Wi-Fi?

District-wide wi-fi optimizes education for the Arcadia Unified School District. GUEST COLUMN | by David Hsieh The Web offers a surplus of knowledge and information at the click of a button. It can be used to access projects, communicate with … Continue reading

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College Isn’t Cheap

3 apps to help students budget in college. GUEST COLUMN | by Pamela Rossow Most college students know that attending college isn’t cheap. Besides the price of college tuition, there are other costs associated with earning a degree. These expenses … Continue reading

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Trends | Apple Education site revamp

Just in time for the new school year, today Apple launched a new education site. Focusing on teachers and showcasing ways teachers can enhance their lesson plans and engage their students with the nearly 10 million iPads already in schools … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Balefire Labs

Karen Mahon never had the goal to start her own business, but after seeing too much instructional “junk” out there, she couldn’t hold back. “If you read the marketing claims of most ed tech products on the market today you … Continue reading

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Admit This

Optimizing fall college fair travel with today’s technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Gil Rogers Year after year, college admissions officers invest thousands of hours planning and coordinating their fall travel schedules in hopes of engaging interested potential students throughout their … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be Digitally Expressive

Bridging the creativity gap with mobile tools in education.    INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Passionate about inspiring and engaging educators and students to create, and not just consume digital media, Tacy Trowbridge has led national programs and organizations to … Continue reading

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Empowering the Educators

Tips for integrating new technology in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Amy Brandt According to the National Venture Capital Association, investment in education technology jumped from $146 million in 2002 to more than $429 million in 2011. This month, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Audiobooks Raise Reading Scores

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EdTech Awards Program Entry Period Set to Open

The 2014 EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program nomination period opens August 19, 2013 and closes September 30, 2013. EdTech Digest recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. For further … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | See.Touch.Learn

Developers continue to poise themselves at the forefront of the mobile learning trend. Behind the scenes, however, lies a stronger force driving the progress of these learning solutions. Students and educators who use this technology daily provide significant contributions – … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Bloomboard

This year, over 100,000 educators across more than 30 states will use BloomBoard, a platform designed to support educator coaching, feedback, and development. Teachers can develop individualized learning plans based on both self-directed and recommended professional development and goals for … Continue reading

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Lose the Pen

Amidst a digital shift, innovators and educators must rethink course materials. GUEST COLUMN | by Sieva Kozinsky If I tell you there’s a practical problem with education content, you might think: “Ah yes, another piece about the price of textbooks … Continue reading

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Picture This

An expert’s take on the future of video in education. GUEST COLUMN | by Sean Brown Is the knowledge shared in your classroom important? Your students think so, and you should, too. Student demand for academic video is growing at … Continue reading

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A Collaboration Catalyst

Thought leader Steven Paine discusses 21st century skills and an action agenda.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero P21’s overall agenda of advocating for 21st century learning competencies being embedded in the core subjects has really come of age, says … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Think Through Math

This web-based solution provides comprehensive math instruction for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1, and was developed by teachers and technologists to help students prepare for Common Core State Standards and accelerate to grade level. Think Through Math (TTM) … Continue reading

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Further Insight

Insight Education Group leader Michael Moody discusses good professional development, Common Core, and the role of technology. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A thought leader in the field of districtwide instructional reform, Michael Moody is the founder and CEO of … Continue reading

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A CTO for Educators Everywhere

ASCD’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer says hello and offers guidance. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Having spent 26 years honing his technology skills and more than 15 years as an adjunct professor at one of America’s top universities, Gregory Smith … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MimioCapture

From Mimio, developer of interactive teaching technologies, comes the updated MimioCapture ink recorder system, which automatically saves anything written or drawn on the MimioBoard fixed interactive whiteboard or the MimioTeach portable IWB system to a classroom computer. With one click, … Continue reading

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Communicating Through Touch

Five free Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps. GUEST COLUMN | by Allison Yourechko An iPad serves as a great tool for students and others who have trouble communicating. Although traditional users of the iPad rely on the device to … Continue reading

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See Grog Run

Narrative as gameplay in teaching and learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Scotty Iseri Think back to the caveman days. The early dawn of language. Grog go up hill. Grog run away from saber tooth tiger. Grog slip on banana peel … Continue reading

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