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Global State of Digital Learning

Key findings and trends in K-12 education. GUEST COLUMN | by Dylan Rodgers With each passing year, technology continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in teaching and learning. So much so, that it’s getting harder to find schools … Continue reading

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2018 EdTech Awards Final Deadline

There is still time to enter The 2018 EdTech Awards. The annual program recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program … Continue reading

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Booming in Buffalo

A community agrees on a truly transformative tool for teaching and learning. GUEST COLUMN| by Joe Parlier Kriner Cash views his district as on the cusp of a major renaissance, parallel to the one that the western New York state … Continue reading

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In Student Hands

How technology drives personalized learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Rachel Tustin Editor’s Note: Over the past sixteen years, classrooms have seen a world of change. This post takes the long view, examining classroom practices from the perspective of a veteran … Continue reading

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Trends | EdChat Interactive to discuss Digital Citizenship

Another exciting edition of Edchat Interactive is almost here, and Highlander Institute’s Eric Butash (pictured) will lead a discussion on the meaning of digital citizenship for today’s socially active students. What are the consequences of the way we help students learn … Continue reading

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Simply the Best!

IN CLOSE WITH | Yvonne R. Zamora The principal of Mims Elementary in Mission, TX, Yvonne Zamora shares her thoughts on building a society within her school and why she wishes social media had never been invented. GETTING STARTED How … Continue reading

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Up On the Edshelf

From beyond and back, the platform that continues to fill a need. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero The co-founder of edshelf.com, a socially-curated discovery engine of tools for teaching and learning, Mike Lee is also a father, husband, and self-described idealistic … Continue reading

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Practice, Master, Repeat

Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach tells the story of a small app that grew.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero After 12 years at Google where he was VP Product Management at YouTube, and before that on the founding team of … 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 | Implementing Ed Tech

Successful technology implementations do not happen by accident. With the right tools and approach, education technology can have a significant and measurable impact on learning. According to research, the greatest success in the classroom starts with sound teaching skills, complemented … Continue reading

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A Fair Opportunity for Success

Preventing technology gaps from creating achievement gaps. GUEST COLUMN | by Sheldon Soper Technology is becoming a ubiquitous component of modern day classrooms. Tools like Chromebooks, laptops, and iPads provide powerful ways for students to create, collaborate, and access information. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | AssignFocus by Print Program

Print programs are often a large part the main component of every student’s math experience. Because teachers are pressed for time, they must find quick and effective digital resources that align with and enhance their classroom lessons. DreamBox Learning’s latest cool tool, … Continue reading

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IoT in Edu

Five reasons the Internet of Things deserves a seat in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Lisa Litherland It’s no secret that the Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded in popularity in recent years – Gartner predicts 8.4 billion connected … Continue reading

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Sharing the Genius

Chalkup founder Justin Chando talks growth, struggle, success – and students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They do everything a Learning Management System does, but “we hate learning management systems” says Justin Chando, Chalkup founder and CEO (pictured, left). “We … 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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Cool Tool | Book Creator

Putting publishing into the hands of students is what this cool tool does. With Book Creator, students aren’t doing busywork, they are creating content that they can then publish to an authentic audience. They create a finished product and are … 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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Trends | Increasing Equity and Awareness With Online STEM Programs

To address the high demand and current shortage of STEM workers (Maltese & Tai, 2011), CareerInSTEM initiated a pilot online summer camp to equip diverse learners with the knowledge needed for a meaningful, rewarding future as a STEM professional. The … Continue reading

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Promising Distractions

Three digital projects worth supporting in schools.  GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Renwick In a sea of new apps and digital opportunities, it can be challenging to determine what works in the classroom and what does not. A teacher might … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassFlow Social Media Feed

For many teachers, students, and parents, social media is part of their daily routine. Recently, ClassFlow, a free lesson delivery software, launched a new, social media-inspired activity feed feature to serve as a communication hub for teachers, students, and parents. The … Continue reading

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Digital Delivery

Exploring the future of online degrees.  GUEST COLUMN | by Simon Nelson The digital shift in society has navigated its way into the higher education sector, prompting the reimagining of the delivery of education. My company’s partnership with Deakin University … Continue reading

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Classroom Replay

Using teacher-collected videos (vs. in-class observation) leads to better outcomes. GUEST COLUMN | by Emir Plicanic The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard found in their “Best Foot Forward” study that using video instead of in-classroom observation, improved several … Continue reading

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Best Possible Experience

A different take on personalized instruction. GUEST COLUMN | by Cliff King As a grandfather, I’ve been around long enough to see some major changes in what education looked like for my kids compared to what it will look like … Continue reading

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Still Time to Enter 2018 EdTech Awards

There is still time to enter The 2018 EdTech Awards. The annual program recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition … Continue reading

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An EdTech First: LiveEdu “ICO”

The future is already here and is now appearing in the edtech sector: this month, LiveEdu, a privately-held San Francisco based educational video streaming company, is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The main goal behind the campaign is to collect premium tutorial … Continue reading

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