Monthly Archives: October 2013

Smart Marketing

Lessons in engagement from a leading network of higher education institutions. GUEST COLUMN | by Gifta Monero When it comes to attracting and engaging with the top talent internationally, Laureate International Universities aims to attract students with personalized messaging and … Continue reading

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Monitoring IT All

A systems engineer shares his perspective on keeping track of college IT. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Damian Solodow has been with Harrison College for over five years. A systems engineer, he came in at a time when the IT … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SyncTV from StudySync

Educators who are striving to address a critical tenet of the new Common Core standards should check out StudySync. The literacy curriculum from BookheadEd Learning addresses the Common Core’s demand for acquisition of high-level reading and writing skills along with … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping

Digitization trends and the role of mind mapping in higher education. GUEST COLUMN | by Olin Reams Higher education continues to evolve hand in hand with technology, and part of that recent evolution involves digitalization. Just as finance and healthcare … Continue reading

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Watch This | A Library in the Cloud

THUMBS UP. Some stories are just starting to be written, the words still fresh and crisp on the page. This group believes it’s time for a new chapter. 0:35  Source: Library for All Disclaimer: EdTech Digest does not get paid … Continue reading

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K-12 Cloud Primer

What school districts need to consider when thinking virtualization and cloud. GUEST COLUMN | by Hudson Denney K-12 institutions find themselves in an interesting predicament today with regard to technology and the delivery of services that both students and parents … Continue reading

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Watch This | iPads in Chicago Public Schools

I’VE GOT IT. Students at William H. Brown Elementary School in the Windy City engage with learning and math backed by some inspiring music. 2:29 Source: iPads in CPS Disclaimer: EdTech Digest does not get paid to feature any of … Continue reading

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The Importance of China

How to put yourself in front of your target market.   GUEST COLUMN | by Sid Krommenhoek The number of Chinese students coming to the United States from China has tripled in the past ten years, with a significant growth … Continue reading

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Watch This | Why We Study

ENLIGHTENING. Soothing voice, daily routines and flashes of sunshine move you to the purpose of studying in this well-done message from a popular online studying platform. 0:23 Source: StudyBlue. Disclaimer: EdTech Digest does not get paid to feature any of … Continue reading

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On-Demand Learning

Four things to consider about lecture capture and live webcasting. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Smith The way the University of Florida addressed lecture capture a decade ago wasn’t uncommon. Each college, department and faculty member had their own system … Continue reading

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Watch This | String Theory Schools – Empower the Mind

GLAD FOR iPAD. A high-tech arts oriented charter school in Philadelphia presents a special gift for every student and madness ensues. 1:27 Source: String Theory Schools Disclaimer: EdTech Digest does not get paid to feature any of these videos, they … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Polls by Blackboard

We know that major shifts in education are largely being driven by mobile, social and digital technology – forcing educators to look differently at the way teaching is delivered and how learning happens. As one of the leading education technology … Continue reading

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Check It

A patent-pending grammar checking technology provides another (digital) set of eyes. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  More than three million writers worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 150 leading universities and corporations. The product makes … Continue reading

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Watch This | What Most Schools Don’t Teach

A SLAM DUNK. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others offer inspiring words for students who want to know more about what coding is and why do it. 1:17 Source: Code.org Disclaimer: EdTech Digest does not get paid to feature any … Continue reading

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Mentor Them

How mentoring can increase student engagement and job placement rates. GUEST COLUMN | by Katie Connor In 2009, the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado established the Leeds Professional Mentorship Program, with the goal of providing individualized professional … Continue reading

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On A Mission

Inspiring teens to become tech entrepreneurs through a crowdfunding campaign. GUEST COLUMN | by Juan Vasquez At URBAN TxT, we believe that nothing is hard, just a lot of work, which is why we’re on a mission to raise $100,000 … Continue reading

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Preparing for Preparedness

Life after high school in the 21st century.   GUEST COLUMN | by Rory Gesch There’s little argument that U.S. schools need to better prepare students for life after high school. Policymakers, educators, and businesspeople all agree on the critical … Continue reading

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Move It and Get Smart

A teacher-produced app that gives young students more than a physical boost. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  The idea came to Dori O’Brien (pictured), an elementary school teacher, while she was reading a book about mind-body connections in which a case … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | VINCI Tablet

Imagine if kids poured their passion and time into the play that taught them math, science, grammar — concepts which they barely noticed, because they were so fun. That’s the logic behind VINCI’s blended learning solution for schools featuring their … Continue reading

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A Working Combination

Is open source virtualization right for you? GUEST COLUMN | by John Fulton Server virtualization is nothing new. It’s been 10 years since VMware was acquired by EMC and since the first free and open source x86 hypervisor, Xen, was … Continue reading

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Trends | Getting Excited About Learning

“We’re teaching students backwards. Today’s educational system weighs students down with the minute details of a subject instead of getting them excited about learning,” says Ariel Diaz, CEO of Boundless. Diaz spoke recently at TEDxCambridge on inverting the curriculum. The notion … Continue reading

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Digital Survival

Addressing digital citizenship with the “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit”.  GUEST COLUMN | by Craig Badura It’s a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our pK-12 Aurora Huskies students, but I think it sends a powerful message. … Continue reading

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Going on a TeachQuest

Greg Shrader tailors a helpful path for educators. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “We originally created TeachQuest as a means to create a community among the teachers who graduated from the teacher certification programs offered through the National Teacher Education … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Learning Research Environment

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Cool Tool | Cometdocs

The cloud gives educators an easy way to stay connected with students and to have all of their needed teaching materials available at all times. Cometdocs, a relatively new cloud service, offers a bit of a twist that might be … Continue reading

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