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Interviews

Explore the ideas behind the tools that clear the way to helping students learn. In-depth interviews featuring: students, parents, teachers, administrators, tech directors, school leaders, CEOs, small business and corporate leaders as well as scientists, inventors and even edtech rock … Continue reading

The Adventures of Alice in Jakarta

An international school educator rekindles a passion for exploration in her students and herself. GUEST COLUMN | by Stephanie Mathews After starting the British School Jakarta, with an Apple one-to-one student laptop program, I wondered how I would manage to … Continue reading

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Better Together

In-depth with big-hearted Mark Milliron of Civitas Learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Editor’s note: For one of the fastest-growing edtech companies in higher education, we’ve dug deep and present here one of our most in-depth interviews. Enjoy! A first-generation … Continue reading

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Trends | Blended Perspectives

Educators integrating technology into their classroom practice experience some common benefits and challenges, identified in a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group. In Teaching with Technology, a survey of teachers from 38 … Continue reading

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Trends | Next 20 for Higher Ed

As one of edtech’s oldest companies turns 20, how are they celebrating? Looking ahead to the next 20 years, naturally. “Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education” asks U.S. higher education leaders to share their insights into what the … Continue reading

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Running the Distance

Winning technology insights from an innovative Illinois Superintendent. INTERVIEW | by Susan Dias Karnovsky John Hutton’s favorite sport is running. Like all good runners, he sets his pace with a strategy that includes planning, training, mental focus, and the patience … Continue reading

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Trends | School of Thought podcast

  There are a lot of podcasts out there. StudySync, a comprehensive blended ELA (English Language Arts)/ELL (English Language Learning) program for grades 6-12 recently launched a new one. The first podcast series, titled “School of Thought,” explores students’ views on … Continue reading

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Lighting the Way

Karen Panetta doesn’t hold back, and she’s brilliant for helping others.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Here’s the story of a little girl who grew up and did what she wanted to. A computer engineer, inventor and the Associate Dean … Continue reading

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MORE – Special Reports

SPECIAL REPORTS + Next-Generation Technologies for Education | contact us + EdTech: Visions of the Future | contact us + Personalized Learning | contact us + Tools Teachers Love | contact us In these special reports, we take a closer look at issues and challenges in areas that resonate strongly with … Continue reading

Cool Tool | Alumnifire

Possibly the first digital networking platform powered by alumni, this cool tool engages members to open doors and opportunities for alums and students in the real world and on their own terms. Alumnifire activates alumni networks of any kind, from big … Continue reading

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Equity, Quality, and Digital Content

Creating modern digital learning environments for all students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero When he was a social studies teacher, Marty Creel wanted to integrate technology into his instruction and his students’ learning for, among other factors, a very peculiar … Continue reading

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You’re Hired!

In closing the skills gap, building a LinkedIn for the trades. GUEST COLUMN | by Michael Colonnese Employers commonly complain about the lack of skilled workers, particularly in manufacturing. But what if companies are looking in the wrong place? To … Continue reading

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Software Engineering Landscape 2016

A founder takes a wide view mentoring diverse developers around the world. GUEST COLUMN | by Weiting Liu The software engineering industry has been booming, with a growing number of jobs available each year. Software, game, app, web developers and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | PathSource

These guys would like to be known as America’s premier career navigation platform. How are they succeeding? PathSource is taking a proven set of career exploration tools, refined through work with some of America’s largest school districts, and offering them for free … Continue reading

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Special Reports

SPECIAL REPORTS  + Next-Generation Technologies for Education | contact us + EdTech: Visions of the Future | contact us + Personalized Learning | contact us + Tools Teachers Love | contact us In these special reports, we take a closer look at issues and challenges in areas that resonate strongly … Continue reading

Cool Tool | Paragon K12

Here’s a teacher selection instrument designed to help districts hire teachers that will have a true positive impact on student success. Using predictive modeling, Paragon K12 ranks applicants according to their statistical likelihood to positively impact student outcomes, while providing complementary … Continue reading

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Trends | Edcasting Continues, Goes Extreme at CES

Fast-growing social knowledge network EdCast just announced it is partnering with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the first start-up competition in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Sir Richard Branson. XTC’s top 25 semi-finalists will be featured in live, interactive … Continue reading

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Gaining Insight

Creating a new culture of learning ten minutes at a time. GUEST COLUMN | by Karl Mehta A new culture of learning requires three interrelated elements: 1) Learning with peers, 2) Free and real-time access to experts, and 3) The ability … Continue reading

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An EdTech World Tour

Two curious students set out to learn from and share best practices in education innovation. GUEST COLUMN | by Audrey Jarre and Svenia Busson We wanted to make sense of the hyped-up buzz surrounding edtech by bringing together stakeholders from … Continue reading

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Lessons in Listening

Turning up a classroom tech tool that changes the way teachers teach and students learn. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  From time to time, EdTech Digest provides a forum in which those working in and around education can share their perspective … Continue reading

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No Black and White

Navigating the best course forward through complex technology implementation issues. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  With the growth of technology immersion in the classroom and the rise in availability of digital content and tools, navigating the best course for implementation … Continue reading

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Our Team

Editor in Chief | Victor Rivero Contributing Editors | Mark Gura, Judy Faust Hartnett, Susan Dias Karnovsky, and Mark Weston Advisory Board | Keith Krueger, Mark Weston, Greg Limperis, Mark Gura, Eliot Levinson, Ted Fujimoto, Mitch Weisburgh, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Contributors | Mark Weston, Greg Limperis, Mark Gura, Eliot Levinson, Julie Smith, Jennifer … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Travels With Music

With the newly released Travels With Music, K12 students can explore the richness and diversity of 15 world cultures – Bulgaria, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, the Philippines, Trinidad and the USA – with … Continue reading

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2014 – Finalists & Winners

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014 | Spirit of Innovation For so many reasons, the education technology space is moving forward with great momentum and robust spirit. A confluence of factors — the right time, technology and people — has made … Continue reading

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2014 – Finalists

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014 | Finalists A hearty congratulations to those who made the finalists list for the 2014 EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program! There will be much more coverage in the weeks ahead; winners will be announced on Thursday, … Continue reading

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