Monthly Archives: January 2014

Trends | First-ever European EdTech Incubator

The Open Education Challenge seeks 10 education startups to support and fund. The Open Education Challenge, launched at BETT 2014, is now open. The Challenge invites innovators in education to submit their idea for a chance to get seed funding, support … Continue reading

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Trends | Preparing Students for 21st Century Success

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GuruBook Answers

A new, next-generation classroom ‘teaching machine’ makes its debut. INTERVIEW| by Victor Rivero Since its debut in 2010, over 100,000 HoverCams are used in North America classrooms. The device does more for teachers than a traditional document camera, as it … Continue reading

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Trading Places

Bringing the marketplace into the classroom. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In 1994, around the time the futures exchanges were moving from floor trading to electronic, computer-based trading, Trading Technologies launched the original version of their flagship product, X_TRADER®, the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | GuruBook

We heard it through the grapevine that Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., the creators of the HoverCam document cameras, is on the verge of releasing an entirely different kind of technology for the San Diego-based company. Tentatively called the “GuruBook,” … Continue reading

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Finding Findlay

Expanding network access campus-wide and enabling BYOD. GUEST COLUMN | by Tim Stuart The largest private comprehensive university in northwest Ohio, the University of Findlay (UF) recently expanded its network infrastructure to a unified wired and wireless access network with … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Skillmeter

Recruiting talent is a tough business. In formulating any strong team, talented individuals matter. The qualities, skills and abilities of every team member are vital to overall success. To help with that is Skillmeter, a new cloud application easing the … Continue reading

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Fun and Games

Connecting with today’s mobile student through game-based learning technologies.   GUEST COLUMN | by Lindsey Hill If you’re old enough to remember games created solely for desktop computers, you just might remember a popular game called “The Oregon Trail.” The … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TeacherVision 2014 Educators’ Calendar

Every day can be a celebration or a teachable moment with the TeacherVision 2014 Educators’ Calendar. Interactive and available for free online as a printable PDF or as an RSS feed, it features more than 1,000 holidays, historic events and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Cram

With flashcards to help students learn nearly any subject, this free app is available for Android and iOS devices. More than one million members already use Cram.com to create, study and share flashcards; the site already has more than 70 … Continue reading

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Intelligence Shaping

How to make students want to learn. GUEST COLUMN | By Christina Yu Self-perception and social expectations shape our intelligence more than we realize. In today’s hierarchical schools, where students are often placed on “tracks” from an early age (and … Continue reading

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In Digital Transit

A popular MOOC especially designed for K-12 education leaders looks to the future. INTERVIEW | by Charlie Chung Designed for school and district leaders — superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, lead teachers … Continue reading

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Not So Far Away

DC’s chancellor answers some hard questions about helping students thrive in the present and preparing them for a future that’s closer than it seems.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Strongly influenced by her late mother Kathleen Henderson (an educator who … Continue reading

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