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Interview | Danny Levi Wants You to Get A Five

by Victor Rivero The people behind GetAFive have a passion to help high-achieving students study for their AP classes and prep for their AP exams on their own watch rather than go to “after hours” or weekend review sessions that … Continue reading

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Interview | Mark Bavisotto Builds An Edustruct For Schools

Helping students prepare for their next level in life or education, Mark Bavisotto saw how students were struggling with the heavy online presence in higher education and thought why not apply that type of technology in the K-12 world. “I … Continue reading

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Interview | Miro Kazakoff Forms a Great SAT Habit

SAT Habit is an online Test Preparation system designed to help students raise their scores as efficiently as possible. Miro Kazakoff and his partners built SAT Habit based on their experience as both test prep teachers and as software developers. … Continue reading

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Interview | Andrew Geant is a WyzAnt

At its most basic level, WyzAnt.com is a place where parents and students can go to find private tutors in their area, but what makes it so special are the resources it offers parents and students to ensure they find … Continue reading

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Interview | Jason Burd Soars with Math and Technology

We hear all kinds of talk about education technology in the media and lots of industry buzz as well. Now let’s turn to a teacher in the trenches, someone who uses technology and knows what it’s like to encourage students … Continue reading

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Interview | Arjan Khalsa Conceptualizes Math Fluency

Conceptua Math was conceived three years ago with a mission to complete a K-8 curriculum that is visually interactive and that serves students and their teachers. by Judy Faust Hartnett A whole new generation of digital math products is focused … Continue reading

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Interview | Tony Pfister Reads ClassBook

Way back in the early ’90s, what began as a textbook retailer later moved online to become one of the first online book vendors. By 1997, ClassBook.com’s then-revolutionary “e-commerce” approach to the book distribution business acted to streamline the buying … Continue reading

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Interview | Laura Pappano, Sense-Making and the Year of Disruption

She recently wrote the article, “The Year of the MOOC,” which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Education Life section. Laura Pappano is the author of Inside School Turnarounds (2010), co-author of Playing With the Boys … Continue reading

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Interview | Rob Lippincott on Teaching and Technology

Some fascinating stats and interesting views from Rob Lippincott, Senior VP for Education at PBS, in this interview. Rob is responsible for the development and implementation of effective public media educational services for PBS, local public television stations, students, teachers … Continue reading

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Interview | J.T. Allen Walks Students Forward with myFootpath

J.T. Allen started myFootpath in 2000 with his mother, a longtime guidance counselor. Initially, they created the company to try and make the “going to college” process easier for students and families. “As anyone that’s been through this process can … Continue reading

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Interview | Betsy Peters Looks within PossibilityU

The team behind PossibilityU, a college admissions assistance company, recognized that despite the volumes of information available to students about selecting a path beyond high school — there is a growing guidance gap. The scope of the guidance office is … Continue reading

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Interview | Promethean’s World Turns

The new CEO of Promethean World is moving the whiteboard, once the company’s mainstay, to a peripheral role in a full device-agnostic instructional delivery system. by Judy Faust Hartnett Before joining Promethean in 2011 as the president of North American … Continue reading

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Interview | Meet the “MC” of ASCD

Before joining ASCD, Mary Catherine “MC” Desrosiers specialized in customer-centered new product design, development, and delivery of instructional services. In her most recent role as chief strategy and operations officer at Integrated Educational Strategies Inc. (IES), she oversaw a wide … Continue reading

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Interview | Dan Levin Has Answers in His Problem-Attic

Teachers were working way too hard on some things that modern technology could make so much easier, says to Dan Levin. “Precisely, there are a lot of questions available on the Internet, but they tend to be in the form … Continue reading

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Interview | Manny Perez Gets Interactive with Education

Some very creative thinkers from MIT realized that students were so occupied with furious note taking that they weren’t fully paying attention to their lessons. They asked a simple what if question (“What if there was a way to obtain … Continue reading

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Interview | Ramji Venkatachari Communicates with MyStudentCare

Quite simply, Ramji Venkatachari created MyStudentCare to improve communication between schools and parents. In Ramji’s analysis, both as a parent and as a general observer, the types and quantities of communications schools have with parents these days show that the … Continue reading

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Interview | Michell Zappa is Envisioning Technology

An emerging technology strategist, Michell Zappa is the founder of Envisioning Technology, an international firm specializing in where technology is heading in the near future, publishing their research as visualizations, keynotes and custom reports. “Envisioning Technology is an extension and … Continue reading

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Interview | Chuck Amos Wants to Visualize Your School District’s Data

by Judy Faust Hartnett In June of this year, Chuck Amos became the CEO of GuideK12. Amos has worked in the education technology field for 19 years, most recently heading up his own education-consulting firm. Previously he was the CEO … Continue reading

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Interview | Chris Lehmann and the New Playbook

You’re a 21st-century administrator. Now what? Chris Lehmann is the Founding Principal of the Science Leadership Academy (SLA), an inquiry-driven, project-based, one-to-one laptop science and technology high school in Philadelphia, a school that has garnered international recognition. Sharing his hard-won … Continue reading

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Interview | Matthew Pittinsky Unleashes the Power of Parchment

Founded as a credentials data company with a mission to unleash education credentials, by unlocking the critical data they embody — Parchment empowers individuals and organizations through the collection, promotion and sharing of education credentials. Whether academic, professional, or personal, … Continue reading

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Interview | A Wikipedia for Education

In a small, mountainous Asian village with no electricity, amongst a curious group of middle schoolers, Kim Jones carefully revealed an iPad she had brought along on her trip. For nearly all of the students present, it was their first … Continue reading

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Interview | A Certifiable Success with Ray Kelly

Some people exude a palpable positive energy, and Ray Kelly is one of those folks. At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Diego this past year, his upbeat demeanor was enough to invoke anyone’s curiosity. … Continue reading

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Interview | Judi Coffey: Rainbow and the InvestiGator Club

Judi Coffey began her educational publishing career as a freelance writer in 1978, and by 1985, her clients and business had grown so much that Judi and her husband, James, founded Rainbow Educational Concepts as a full-service development house. Splashed … Continue reading

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Interview | Sparkbridge Interactive: Playing for Good

A very unique company, Sparkbridge was founded by people from the Vancouver Aquarium and FableVision Studios, two leading organizations from different industries but with complimentary missions and values. The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in activating digital communications to … Continue reading

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