Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cool Tool | Education for a Thousand

Developed by a high school student in New York City, eQuizShow is a free classroom tool; simply enter questions and answers on its website, and see your Jeopardy-like game be automatically generated. Since all games are stored in the cloud, no need … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: How to Implement Blended Learning 2.0

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Trends | Infographic: Are the Millennials a Lost Generation?

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A Creative Boom

A dedicated group of educators, tech wizards and parents encourage students to write on. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero On a rainy Saturday under an umbrella during a charity walk, BoomWriter was born. A parent (Chris Twyman, pictured) pitched an … Continue reading

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Driving Forward with EdTrips

A look inside a company helping teachers around the corner to around the world. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Every day, hundreds of thousands of teachers still manage field trips entirely on paper. Students as young as six years old … Continue reading

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Evolving Something Big

A leading tutoring service greatly expands student and educator online tools. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Committed to working closely with students and their families to provide customized, one-on-one tutoring instruction that helps students achieve their academic goals, Varsity Tutors … Continue reading

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Acquiring the Skills

Is this the only program that really focuses on the way your students will acquire the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A simple and elegant tool that teachers can use to … Continue reading

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‘Personalized’ Reality

Nonprofit brings together data, content and tools for educators. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “To succeed in today’s global economy, students need learning experiences that meet their individual needs, engage them deeply and let them learn at their own pace,” … Continue reading

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80,000 Books in My Pocket

Exploring a Learning Ally for students who learn differently.    INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As origins go, here’s an interesting story: Learning Ally was founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind to help veterans blinded in WWII complete … Continue reading

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Shifting Minds

Why students don’t like school (and what adaptive learning can do about it). GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Yu Ask students why they don’t like school, and you’ll get several answers: it’s “hard,” “boring,” “disconnected from reality” or “only for … Continue reading

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Trends | Getting Your Tech On

Teachers looking to build their digital classrooms this fall have an easy way to “get their tech on.” PBS LearningMedia, the free service that provides more than 30,000 digital resources to connect students and educators, has kicked off a new effort … Continue reading

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Track and Recover

Tips for protecting mobile devices and laptops in schools. GUEST COLUMN | by Ward Clapham As another school day ends across the country and the halls fill with students, most will be carrying iPads and other mobile devices home with … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | 101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers

Educators can crack the code to integrating technology into their classroom with their own complimentary 101 Tech Tools For Teachers eBook. Enhance your classroom with technology students love — the book includes the top 6 collaboration tools you need for … Continue reading

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Literacy Disrupted

Coming soon to classrooms: the joy of reading (on tablets). GUEST COLUMN | by Gideon Stein What are your students reading? Great fiction and non-fiction texts that are a pleasure to read? If so, count them among the fortunate few. … Continue reading

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Exploring Inanimate Alice

A playful approach to literacy and learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Amanda S. Hovious Maria Montessori observed it. Jean Piaget observed it. Lev Vygotsky observed it. What did they observe? All three made the observation that young children learn language and … Continue reading

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Lead Learner

A connected educator has a lot to say about the value of being connected.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero The “lead learner” (principal) at Knapp Elementary School in Lansdale, Pa., Joe Mazza has spent his career working with students, teachers … Continue reading

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Providing a ‘Better Way’

A pair of educators designs some very ClassEapps for learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  A public school teacher for eight years, Brent Wise (pictured left) is now the Director of Innovation and Extended Learning at Hilliard City Schools in … Continue reading

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Launch Acceleration

How technology can shape the future of Career Technical Education. GUEST COLUMN | By Frank Britt The higher education landscape is changing and the definition of today’s student is changing with it. Gone are the days when a four-year degree … Continue reading

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Thinking It Through

Lou Piconi reveals a system that makes math sense — and dollars for charity. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Where can you learn, play and donate to charity all at once? The answer lies in this Pittsburgh-based online supplemental math … Continue reading

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Sparking the ‘A-ha!’ Moment

Making learning fun and relevant with the Smithsonian. GUEST COLUMN | by Ashley Naranjo Hundreds of miles away from Washington, D.C., home to many beloved Smithsonian museums, Margaret Gladin, a middle school teacher in Concord, N.C., was looking for a … Continue reading

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Making the Engrade

Zach Posner fast-tracks a company built for student success. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Originally created as a web-based gradebook, Engrade makes it easier for teachers to input grades and other classroom data and report it back to students while … Continue reading

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Digitally Engaged

Innovator Alan Greenberg gets to the core of it all. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A leader in education innovation, Alan Greenberg is the Director of Education at MediaCore. He has played a central role in helping educational institutions across … Continue reading

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Getting Technical in Hawai’i

The CRDG at University of Hawai’i is CIPA compliant – in just one click.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mark Yap [Ed. note: Mark Yap, IT Manager of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawai’i at … Continue reading

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Google Ate My Homework

How cloud-to-cloud backup helps prevent any new excuses. GUEST COLUMN | by Rob May More than seven million K-12 students throughout the country use Google Apps for Edu and they aren’t alone. Seventy-two of the top 100 Universities (according to … Continue reading

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The New Collaboration

How new technologies are shattering the barriers to studying in a group. GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Splitt Collaboration has been a hot topic in recent years and it still remains an important concept in education, especially as millions of … Continue reading

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