Monthly Archives: February 2014

Coffee Number 23

Catching up with the CEO of a leading mobile social study platform. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero There’s beauty and power in a user-created solution. In this eclectic conversation with Becky Splitt, CEO of StudyBlue — yoga poses, Bloody Mary’s … Continue reading

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Quick Key to Teaching

A passionate educator teams with a smart entrepreneur to present a most practical tool.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Walter Duncan needed data in real time for a paper-based classroom. A teacher, Walter (pictured, right) says, “I had the option … Continue reading

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The Producers

Teaching Assistants take on a new role in the shifting world of online learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Rony Zarom Thanks to the growing popularity and interest in the online classroom, the roles of the professor and teaching assistant (TA) … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | eduClipper iPad App

A new iPad app from eduClipper, the social learning platform for teachers and students to curate, create and share educational content, is now available for free on the Apple App Store. The app enables users to explore top-quality K-12 education … Continue reading

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Trends | Blackboard Bookstore

Study hard, shop easy? Blackboard is developing an online bookstore in an effort to simplify the process for students to purchase assigned course materials. The company is kicking off the initiative with limited trials this spring with select postsecondary institutions and planning … Continue reading

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Embracing the Robot

Meeting the autism challenge with advanced social robotics.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero First there was humankind, now there’s RoboKind. When you hear it from Fred Margolin, CEO and co-founder of RoboKind, an advanced social robotics company, you begin to … Continue reading

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Watch This | Pencils of Promise

YOU WILL LOVE THEM. While selfies and viral videos may not seem all that altruistic, they are now, with a social entrepreneurship opportunity not to miss: Chegg and Pencils of Promise (PoP) recently announced a 10-day internship program that will … Continue reading

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The Value of School Data

Mining knowledge with a data warehousing pioneer. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With 13 state education agencies, 4800 districts and nearly 20 million students served, the people behind eScholar know something about collecting and using education data to improve student … Continue reading

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Champions of the Modern Classroom

With the right technology, scalable personalization becomes possible.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An education technology and professional development company, Teq is dedicated to improving student learning. They’ve been in business for nearly 40 years and have some 200-plus employees, … Continue reading

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Turning Schools

A seasoned edtech expert provides perspective on transformative technologies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Crafting product development strategy, research initiatives and thought leadership across all markets globally are among the tasks of Dr. Tina Rooks, Senior Vice President and Chief … Continue reading

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Trends | Tips for Cultivating Innovative Thinking

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Trends | Digital Learning Day 2014

You’re likely already aware, but just in case, here’s a quick rundown: Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for … Continue reading

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Blended Hardware

How hardware is an essential component of blended learning and individualized instruction. SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Blended learning is a mix of not just online and offline instruction, but of several different necessary items including the right hardware, curriculum, … Continue reading

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Invisible Technology

More than cloud computing, a solution provider talks education process improvement.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “The challenge was actually brought to us,” says Bob Burke, President of FolderWave, a privately-held Massachusetts-based company serving the higher education sector with process … Continue reading

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Solving the Data Scientist Dilemma

In the big data era, smart universities expand their offerings to meet the future. GUEST COLUMN | by Simon Arkell In this era of Big Data, companies recognize the use of predictive analytics as the next defining tech wave that … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Drawp

Here’s a cool new collaboration tool: Moondrop Entertainment, the developer behind Drawp apps for art creation and sharing, has released Drawp for School — a classroom management app for teachers. While Drawp Unlimited focuses on children creating and safely sharing creative … Continue reading

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