Monthly Archives: July 2014

Trends | Education Industry Report

Education M&A deal value and volume is on the rise in 2014, according to a newly released Education Industry M&A trend report for half year 2014 by Berkery Noyes. Total transaction volume improved nine percent on a half year basis. Aggregate … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassInteract

Watchitoo’s ClassInteract is among the first cloud-based online video collaboration platforms purpose-built to empower teachers to create engaging digital classrooms with real-time, face-to-face collaboration that caters to the different ways students think, discuss, and learn. It allows thousands of viewers to follow … Continue reading

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A Fortified Network

Queens College reveals their approach to network security. GUEST COLUMN | by Morris Altman With a faculty and staff of 5,000 and student population of nearly 20,000, we here at Queens College, a senior college of the City University of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Learning Upgrade

A Common Core aligned curriculum that incorporates song, video and games, Learning Upgrade’s engaging, web-based lessons bring every student up to grade level in math and English for grades K-8. Teachers are integrating Learning Upgrade lessons into blended-learning environments as … Continue reading

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Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud?

How to choose the right cloud server and why. GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Stern Nearly everyone agrees on the key benefits of virtual servers — scalability, improved resource utilization, reduced operational costs, instant provisioning, and the ability to quickly … Continue reading

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Acts of Humanity

Consider this for an educational use of Twitter.  GUEST COLUMN | by M.O. Thirunarayanan The “Tweet about Acts of Humanity” project is something that I started to encourage people to tweet about acts of humanity performed by others that they … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | LearnFit Desk

Digital times call for digital-oriented desks. In an age of one-size-does-not-fit-all, Ergotron, a digital display mounting, furniture and mobility products company, announced its first adjustable desk for the education space. The LearnFit™ Standing Desk is designed to support “active learning” to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Spiral

A social learning platform created to help engage students through the use of mobile devices, Spiral provides interactive lessons and real-time data collection building a positive and engaging experience ensuring a more efficient lesson delivery. The app creates a unique … Continue reading

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Winning with Digital Arts

Boys & Girls Clubs of America encourages STEM education. GUEST COLUMN | by Edwin Link Few issues are more important to the future of our nation than science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). According to the National Science and Technology … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Technology

Challenges schools face tracking assets and how technology can help. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Sutter Advances in technology have a significant impact on the way companies do business – streamlining procedures and increasing employee productivity.  That same technological impact … Continue reading

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SIS Search

A superintendent shares his journey to an updated student information system. GUEST COLUMN | by Daniel Fishbein Six years ago in Ridgewood, New Jersey, we learned that our current student information system (SIS) was going off the market and would … Continue reading

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Before the Robots

Five things to consider before implementing robots in your classrooms. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Grefig Providing students access to quality technology is often at the heart of many decisions districts make when purchasing educational materials. With robotics firmly ensconced … Continue reading

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Novel Approach

A business course at the University of Oklahoma employs innovative learning techniques. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeremy Short is the Rath Chair in Strategic Management at the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses … Continue reading

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Information Literate

What 10,000 students and 1,200 librarians told us about research skills.  GUEST COLUMN | by Emily Gover and Michele Kirschenbaum The education landscape is constantly changing. Understanding the inner-workings of a student’s mind is a challenge, and is vitally important … Continue reading

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ISTE 2014: A Tale of Two Paradigms

A veteran attendee to edtech’s big show provides an in-depth analysis. GUEST COLUMN | by Mark Gura Now that the dust has settled on the massive ISTE event in Atlanta, part conference and part all around edtech rave, I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Summer of Learning

Halting the ‘summer learning slide’ with some fun and games. GUEST COLUMN | by Lane Jabaay  With the holiday weekend upon us, summer is officially here for students and teachers alike. Summer offers a change of schedule and in the best … Continue reading

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Constant Oversight

Protecting your students and your IT investment through three steps to safety.   GUEST COLUMN | by Tim Williams Technology in the classroom has expanded the learning experience. No longer limited to static information in a hardcover textbook, students rely … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edmodo’s Snapshot

A social learning network created by educators for educators, Edmodo’s new frequent, formative assessment tool, Snapshot, is designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps. Built directly into the Edmodo platform, Snapshot … Continue reading

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