Monthly Archives: September 2013

See It, Text It

Boston implements a cool new tool for schools.  GUEST COLUMN | by Michael O’Neill It takes a lot of courage to stand up to a school bully. For schools, the key is helping our students know that we will stand … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Reign

Open Education Resources and the positive disruption of the publishing industry. GUEST COLUMN | by David Harris The case for positive disruption of the publishing industry is well documented.  Those of us with publishing and edtech backgrounds are well aware … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Special Ed Goes High Tech

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Play It Again, Nolan

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has a game-changer in store for education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Before there was Apple, there was Atari. And behind Atari was Nolan Bushnell. One of the founding fathers of the video game industry, he … Continue reading

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Bring Back The Joy Of Learning

 Implementing competency-based education and personalized learning.    GUEST COLUMN | by Fred Hurst Every student has taken a class that was easy, either because the material was easily understood or they already knew it. Every individual has different capabilities and … Continue reading

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3D in the Classroom

Is the in-your-face technology the right fit for education? GUEST COLUMN | by Cindy Jusko 3D, as we all know, has been a buzzword of choice in recent years. From the movie theatre to the living room, there are a … Continue reading

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Still Time to Enter

The nomination period for the fourth annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector is open for entries but will close on September 30, 2013. Entry is relatively fast and there … Continue reading

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The Blended Approach

How one RTI specialist utilized blended learning to help a struggling student. GUEST COLUMN | by Jane Nold As anyone in education knows, you see a wide range of learning styles in your students, which means you are constantly looking … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Adventures in Online Learning

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Trends | LinkedIn Begins University Pages

“It’s not just for old people with heavy briefcases — it’s for you,” is how the new pitch goes on a video from LinkedIn, announcing their intent to make their services available to a much younger crowd. Impacting teens, including high … Continue reading

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Just Flip It

Notes from the front lines of the flipped classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Ralph S. Welsh It’s easy to picture a traditional classroom — a lecturing professor with rows of students watching, listening and taking notes. But that age-old model is … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

Designing a product from a teacher’s perspective. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A leader in innovative educational technology for 15 years, CaseNEX offers case method professional development along with an array of tools to help schools break down complex student … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Azendoo for Education

Fed up with trying to get everyone in sync? Students and teachers are overwhelmed with an abundance of information, making project organization and team collaboration a big challenge. In a group situation, sharing research and working together is almost impossible … Continue reading

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50 EdTech Infographics

It’s easy to see why infographics are so popular, quite literally. Alright, so here are (actually more than) 50 infographics that illustrate their points quite obviously — concerning everything from audiobooks, Google apps, 3D printing and texting to professors and … Continue reading

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More Than Enough

In-depth and edtech with Heather Gilchrist. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Educational technology companies don’t grow like other companies grow, says Heather Gilchrist, founder and managing director of Socratic Labs, the early stage New York-based edtech accelerator and collaborative community … Continue reading

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5 Common Core Resources

All the rage, Common Core resources are in high demand. Here are five of our most popular articles that hit upon various aspects of the new standards from several different angles. After reading them all, you should have a better … Continue reading

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Do You Comprehend?

ReadWorks Executive Director David Ciulla schools edtech companies on building effective literacy products.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A research-based reading comprehension curriculum, ReadWorks is delivered directly to K-6 teachers and principals, online, for free, to be shared broadly. Technology … Continue reading

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Trends | Flip Your Classroom

Today, educators across the globe will take a pledge to flip one lesson to experience ‘flipped’ learning, with the expectation that this leads to further flipped units or an entire course. Take the pledge now to flip a lesson on Friday, Sept … Continue reading

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Trends | A New Look for CoSN

As if it weren’t already useful enough with all the tools, awards, events, clinics, forums, publications, reports and other important materials it offers, the website representing CoSN has a fresh new look and feel, and it’s easier than ever to … Continue reading

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Reading with Mrs. P

Cozying up to a new chapter in the art of storytelling through an interactive digital storybook destination.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Kathy Kinney is the actress best known for her role as Mimi, on the Drew Carey Show. Her new … Continue reading

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