Monthly Archives: November 2013

At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Smashing silos, re-imagining relationships, and making flipbooks. GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Fisher On Sunday, October 27th, the third conference from the Harvard Arts in Education alumni group, Continuing the Conversation, was coming to a close. The conference, titled “Re-Imagining Relationships”, … Continue reading

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Cloud Pick

Is my Cloud hosting really cloud hosting? GUEST COLUMN | by Tom Canavan With all the hype surrounding cloud-hosting technology it’s hard to identify a true cloud-hosting platform, from a hosting platform called Cloud. Advertising that promises cloud hosting but … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Digital Badges

Digital badges provide an opportunity for teachers to be recognized for their informal learning.  Worlds of Learning @ NMHS is a place where teachers can learn, experiment, grow, and be challenged.  Their skill mastery is acknowledged with a digital badging system. … Continue reading

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Playing in the co.lab

Leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero co.lab is an accelerator that works with startups leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies for PK-12 students and teachers. … Continue reading

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Using Tech to Connect

A day in the life of a fourth-grade classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Elizabeth Slifer As a fourth-grade teacher, I really love having access to digital media to take learning to a deeper level with my students. Throughout the day, … Continue reading

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Igniting a Desire2Learn

John Baker keeps the fires of learning burning with an integrated learning platform.    INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero At the age of twenty-two, while attending the University of Waterloo as a Systems Design Engineering student, John Baker had it … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Magic Planet

From Global Imagination comes the Magic Planet digital video globe, a digital display with a sphere-shaped screen. This is a very cool tool. As you can imagine, it can easily engage students in ways that would dramatically improve both comprehension … Continue reading

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A Lecture by Any Other Name

New web applications are changing the way students learn from video lectures. GUEST COLUMN | by Jim Stigler Everyone’s talking about flipping their classroom, and for good reason: sitting in lectures is most often a passive experience, with little interaction … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | QuizBean

An online tool for instant student assessment via the web, QuizBean lets you add students quickly to your dashboard and assign them to classes. From the dashboard, you can see who has taken each quiz and their score all on … Continue reading

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Trends | Classroom Tech: What Teachers Really Think

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Elements of Blended Learning

How hardware, curriculum and instruction are essential components of blended learning — and individualized instruction. SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Like the name implies, blended learning is a mix, not just of online and offline instruction, but of several different … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: 6 Models of Blended Learning

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