Author Archives: victorrivero

A 350% Increase, And Trying to Keep Up

Schools, the digital divide, and a closer look at cloud Wi-Fi. GUEST COLUMN | by Louise Peter Students in K-12 schools across the U.S. have had unprecedented growth in access to broadband internet over the last few years. According to … Continue reading

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What Does Success Look Like?

One school district shares the keys to a smooth digital transition.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero What does a shift to a digital curriculum really look like? In an age of increasingly available technologies, how is science class, for … Continue reading

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Can AI Make Teaching Human Again?

The opposite of an obvious assumption may be closer to the truth. GUEST COLUMN | by Evgeny Milyutin Ask any teacher why they got into the profession – it was to change lives. Today, though, it’s not easy being an … Continue reading

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Video-Powered PD!

How do you build a culture of trust? GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Geller To meet the increasing demand for higher quality professional development, schools and districts are increasingly turning to video coaching to support teacher growth. This technology-enabled process … Continue reading

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Teaching the Untaught

A new approach to preparing future software engineers for the global market—before it’s too late. GUEST COLUMN | by John Columbus In the “early days” of software engineering things were simpler. It was all about learning the few available programming … Continue reading

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A Message from the Future

The future ain’t what it used to be. And how January has already flown. Well, I have some great news for you: I’ve been observing, chatting with, and listening intently to educators. And those in edtech providing solutions to those … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | STEM Connect

Here’s a cool tool from a company synonymous with quality streaming of rich educational content. STEM Connect is a web-based supplemental K-8 resource that helps teachers create engaging STEM lessons; it strengthens students’ critical thinking skills and inspires solution-seeking skills … Continue reading

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The Universal Library: EdTech’s Next Revolution

How students actively participate in the learning process is changing. GUEST COLUMN | by Eric Burns Over the last ten years, higher education technology and pedagogy have witnessed several notable hype cycles. In 2012, Sebastian Thrun predicted a future in … Continue reading

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The Human Element

After three decades of dedicated work, a die-hard educator has values that don’t flinch. GUEST COLUMN | by Diane W. Doersch This year I celebrated my 30th year in the field of education. I’ve been a classroom teacher for 21 … Continue reading

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More About ‘Way Easier Learning’

An insightful chat with the product manager behind one of the world’s most-used apps for inquiring minds. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Becca McArthur is the Product Manager at Socratic, a homework app that combines cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) with … Continue reading

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Does VR Have a Place in EdTech?

Having a good look at a new (virtual) reality for students in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Monica Burns Over the past few weeks I’ve had a handful of conversations with influencers, educators, and developers who are exploring Virtual … Continue reading

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2018: New Horizon for Learning in World of Constant Innovation

Where forward-thinking companies and higher ed institutions will be looking. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in time, where technology is advancing faster than ever before. This poses a challenge for … Continue reading

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Big Changes Occurring on College and University Campuses

As higher education modernizes, some guidelines on who might pay. GUEST COLUMN | by Mary Scott Nabers College and university executives struggle valiantly as the gap between their critical funding needs and the revenues they receive grows larger each year. … Continue reading

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Re-examining a Quality Higher Education

As digitalization permeates classrooms, modern IT and cable infrastructures drive quality. GUEST COLUMN | by Sean Graham It’s no surprise that technology is changing how students learn and how administrators deliver education. A recent report from McGraw Hill Education found … Continue reading

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10% There: The Future of Edtech and Personalized Learning

A slow evolution, but with the opportunity to innovate and disrupt wide open. GUEST COLUMN | by Michał Borkowski Think about a time when you had a problem – any sort of problem. What did you do? Look for a … Continue reading

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Five Trends for Successful EdTech Deployments in 2018

In the coming year, a shortlist of what’s likely to impact the field.  GUEST COLUMN | by Charles Duarte While students are looking forward to an extended holiday break, chances are administrators are knee deep in budgeting and planning for … Continue reading

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Three EdTech Trends to Watch in 2018

Analysis from an experienced educator and edtech company director of instructional strategy. GUEST COLUMN | by Kellie Ady Earlier this year, my company issued an invitation to educators to answer a questionnaire about digital learning. The goal was to get … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Hottest EdTrends of 2017

Game-based platform and educator surveys say, what’s hot and not, reflections on trends and learnings over past 12 months. GUEST COLUMN | by Erik Harrell As 2017 is coming to a close, not only this is a great time to … Continue reading

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Tools Teachers Love: Letters Alive

An educator’s classroom perspective on the usefulness of a learning tool. GUEST COLUMN | by Mary Lirette I’m a first-grade teacher, and I teach every subject to my diverse class of kids, so I am always looking for interactive tools … Continue reading

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What Is Edtech’s Role in Out-of-School Time?

5 lessons learned from the edtech community and working with solutions providers.   GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Oliver Out-of-school (OST) time is a major factor in educational development for students. However, it’s not always afforded equal attention in the … Continue reading