Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wi-Fi Rules

Wireless networks are the new education superhighway. GUEST COLUMN | by Robert Fenstermacher The classroom is the ultimate litmus test for the practical application of technology. To keep up with an über tech-fluent student population, school administrators and CIOs must … Continue reading

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Exam ‘Blueprinting’

Curbing assessment data waste with technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Eric Ermie There is a lot of interest in higher education about the use of data in assessments of student performance. Data can reveal much about the performance of students, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | iProjection App

With the push toward 1:1 computing and BYOD in schools, educators are looking for easy to use tools that help put these devices to use in the classroom. The free Epson iProjection app is such a tool. It allows educators … Continue reading

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Trends | Cartoon: Norman Jung

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Purposeful Design

Why technology integration matters so much in today’s classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Aileen Strickland Improving educational outcomes is a nearly universal goal, yet how to achieve it remains a focus of continuing research and debate. The success of any … Continue reading

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Trends | Something to Sing About

Music and its positive impact on learning is far from a new concept. However, Kindermusik International wanted more concrete data. They enlisted an independent research firm, SEG Measurement, to conduct a national survey of nearly 300 preschool children, to test … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Online Education Around the World

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Trends | Infographic: The Upside of Upside Down

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A Healthy Dose of Analytics for Education

A former healthcare data guru steps up to drive an analytics platform and application strategy for a major edtech company.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As a data scientist for a cloud-based predictive analytics platform for colleges and universities, David … Continue reading

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Out with the Old

Lessons learned from Stony Brook University’s recent deployment of 802.11ac. GUEST COLUMN | by Nick Batson In 2009, when Stony Brook University first installed Wi-Fi in buildings on campus, it purchased the most up-to-date hardware that provided the best connection … Continue reading

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Trends | Cartoon: Ron Morgan

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A Force to Behold

One of the world’s leading experts on technology’s impact on society has a few words to say about the future of education and which generation is the one to watch. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero He rubs elbows with kings … Continue reading

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Campus Smart

Frances Cairns introduces a brilliant new mobile tool set to explode across campuses nationwide. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A single unified mobile communication platform for the entire campus community, this tool has success written all over it, is a … Continue reading

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A Place for Human Ingenuity

Make It @ Your Library brings DIY to your local branch. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Howard It would be fair to say that the last time many of us stepped inside a library would be during our college years. And … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Jasymca

Jasymca is what is called a Computer Algebra System (CAS). It is a programmable math environment that allows the user to perform mathematical computations using a combination of mathematical operations and built-in commands. The most popular CAS software are the … Continue reading

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Trends | MOOC – Every Letter is Negotiable

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Hyperconvergence

A school district IT manager shares the easiest way to keep a school’s data safe. GUEST COLUMN | by Jefferson Davis As a school district with approximately 2,900 students – three K-5 elementary schools and one middle school – the … Continue reading

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Discovering Authentica Solutions

A passionate edtech leader gets into the nitty-gritty of a purpose-driven approach. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero When Russell Long and his cofounder Gene Garcia moved from wishful conversation into actually moving to create their company, Authentica Solutions, it was … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech is Essential

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Nonstop with EDUonGo

Building and booming an innovative learning platform for online academies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero He wanted to run his own online school and “didn’t want to deal with IT, or sign a long-term commitment with third-party learning platform vendors,” … Continue reading

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Making a Digital Connect

Using a multimedia strategy to boost student performance. GUEST COLUMN | by Brendan McGibney Lehman college has over 12,000 students and 60,000 alumni and also serves the Bronx and the surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. We wanted … Continue reading

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Competency Maps

Implementing an institution-wide student dashboard.   GUEST COLUMN | by Scott Kinney For all the talk about “competency-based learning” in higher education circles these days, there is still much confusion as to what exactly it is and what it looks … Continue reading

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Virtualizing Your District

An IT guy provides great specifics on leading a successful deployment. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Before you virtualize, consider these lessons. Mike Leseberg is the Executive Director of Information Technology at Richland School District. Mike oversees and directs the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Steps to Success

What better way to initiate students into the learning process than by engaging them as active learners right from the get-go? Steps to Success, a new adaptive online student orientation course developed by Adapt Courseware and educators from California’s community … Continue reading

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Research Ready

A pair of cyber librarians share lessons learned from a 3,000-person survey. GUEST COLUMN | by Caity Selleck and Emily Gover As the two information literacy librarians here at Imagine Easy Solutions, the company behind educational products like EasyBib and … Continue reading

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