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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

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Is It Possible to Learn Anything?

A couple of Northwestern grads answer the question, and question the answer. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Will Yang studied economics at Northwestern. He graduated high school from Winter Park High as valedictorian, taking 6 APs along with a full … Continue reading

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Social Media’s Role in Higher Education

It’s part of the technology ecosystem, and helps students—and institutions—thrive. GUEST COLUMN | by Elena Cox Universities spend millions building the best possible recreation and athletic facilities—such as lazy rivers, rock walls and football stadiums—to dazzle prospects in the ritual … Continue reading

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Fixing Education

A venture capitalist with a passion for education seeks to make a difference. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero He’s a man that likes to get right to the point: on his LinkedIn profile, where most people explain who they generally … Continue reading

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How The New CEO of an EdTech Company Keeps a Good Thing Going

Chatting it up with the leadership behind a veteran firm serving one-third of U.S. schools. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero After joining a three-decades old education technology company used by more than one-third of U.S. schools, “One of my first … Continue reading

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Future Focused

The why and how of shaping the future of learning with exponential technologies.  GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss Today’s Kindergarten students will be graduating in 2030! What will the world be like? How will exponential changes in technology influence … Continue reading

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Unpacking Packback

Running off resilience, backed by a billionaire, a rising-star edtech company finds its way. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “The stories that are rarely ever told are the ones of grit, failure, hard work, and perseverance leading to success,” says … Continue reading

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What’s in Store for the 2018 Education Industry

Perspectives from a maker movement mover. GUEST COLUMN | by Ricky Ye 2017 has been an interesting year for education; interesting because after the Trump Administration took office, there’s been conflicting conversations about how national education initiatives will change in … Continue reading

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Technology’s Role in Math, For Example

Developing math fact fluency requires more than memorization. GUEST COLUMN | by Dennis Pierce For years, students have been taught to memorize their basic math facts for multiplication and division. But next-generation learning standards require a deeper understanding of what … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Technology Evangelist

Or, how AR and VR will (really) transform education to create a meaningful future. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Richmond I was recently asked to give a keynote talk on virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VAMR) for a group of … Continue reading

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The Technology and Learning Conversation Has Shifted

From transactional use to transformational learning experiences, 6 critical factors for t