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Low-Tech, High-Impact

MIT learning program challenges edtech assumptions. GUEST COLUMN | by Richard Larson Like it or not, education technology is here to stay. The industry is growing fast, bringing more smart boards, computers, iPads and mobile apps into classrooms. There’s a … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music

An orchestra teacher helps her students experience the joy of learning at any cost.  GUEST COLUMN | by Sarah E. Azevedo Navigating the education field can be challenging anywhere. In East Palo Alto, California, we face issues that are unmatched in neighboring … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard

A new generation of educational leaders. GUEST COLUMN | by John Jennings Millennials have already left an indelible mark on the education system. Now, the largest generation in the workforce is poised to break into the ranks of school district … Continue reading

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Social Media Strategy for Higher Education

Tips for implementing social into your institution’s communication strategy. GUEST COLUMN | by Juntae DeLane The higher education landscape is changing dramatically as more universities are beginning to embrace social media and realize its relevance in the marketing mix. It’s … Continue reading

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Making Service Learning More Than Service

And getting rid of a ‘big mess of paper’. GUEST COLUMN | by Dennis Pierce In addition to meeting minimum grade standards, student members of the National Honor Society are required to participate in community service. For NHS students at … Continue reading

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The Compelling Case for EdTech

The process of learning has changed surprisingly little since the days of Socrates. GUEST COLUMN | by Jay Chakrapani While banking, shopping and even driving a car have all become more intuitive and user-centric in recent years, the process of … Continue reading

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A Good Look

Six ways to make data work for teachers and their students. GUEST COLUMN | by Woody Dillaha and Jeanette Haren Thanks to the rise of technology, K-12 teachers have more student data than ever. Even so, it’s not always easy … Continue reading

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Update: E-rate Now More Than Ever

What applicants can expect in 2017. GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington Schools and libraries are struggling to get sufficient internet access on their campuses. It takes a fast internet connection and enterprise-grade Wi-Fi to provide students and library patrons … Continue reading

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The Changing Landscape of Online Education

As consumers crave personalized experiences, education is no exception. GUEST COLUMN | by Chase Jarvis The concept is almost amusingly anachronistic today, but not so long ago learning beyond the four walls of a classroom meant something called “distance learning” … Continue reading

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VR in Education

Today’s challenges and tomorrow’s promise. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Roepke Of all the areas where virtual reality technology is now being used, VR may hold the most promise in education. By enabling immersive experiences, VR can engage students’ imaginations … Continue reading

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The Irreplaceable Benefits

Taking a good look at edtech in the private tutoring market. GUEST COLUMN | by Isaiah Zhao In recent years, the advent of technology has drastically evolved the education system and brought about much convenience. Some classes could be conducted … Continue reading

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Education Empowered by Digital Technology

With disruption of the education experience, a survey of some key trends to watch. GUEST COLUMN | by Anand Subramanian We have seen how digital disruption has dominated the educational experience over the past two years. The focus has now … Continue reading

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Getting More Out of It

A primer on fully leveraging LMS capabilities in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Steve Wilson Ninety-nine percent of schools have a learning management system (LMS), yet one in four schools report dissatisfaction with their LMS tool. LMSs have been … Continue reading

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Keeping Admissions Competitive in a Mobile-First World

How mobile campus tours boost student engagement, keep costs under control. GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Keowen The campus tour is an essential, high-yield recruitment tool for prospective students and their families. One of the services most in demand from … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge

Truly equipping graduates for the world of work. GUEST COLUMN | by Kieran Webb The recently released 2016 Workforce Skills Preparedness Report compiled by researchers at Payscale suggests that the gap between the skills employers need and the skills students … Continue reading

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Cultivating Extraordinary Youth

Leveraging technology to help students break the cycle of poverty. GUEST COLUMN | by Lynne Martin More than 10,000 students are now using the Students Rising Above (SRA) free online College2CareersHub, and that milestone is an opportune moment to envision … Continue reading

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Predictive Analytics

How real-time decisioning is shaping higher education. GUEST COLUMN | by Joe DeCosmo and Sean Naismith The need for institutions of higher education to deliver solid return-on-investment for their students has never been greater. With the cost of traditional higher … Continue reading

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Getting the Picture

What makes video more effective in today’s learning environment? GUEST COLUMN | by Scott Landman Teachers, students, IT directors and administrators in K-12 school districts face many challenges related to the use of video: 1. The rapid growth in educational … Continue reading

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Learning for the Future

Why corporate training can’t lose the human touch. GUEST COLUMN | by Bernd Welz Technology has impacted nearly every aspect of modern life. Continued investments in the Internet of Things, digital transformation, and artificial intelligence prove that humans are counting … Continue reading

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Sparking Curiosity

Getting hands-on with students to encourage a future in STEM. GUEST COLUMN | by Jeffrey Whitford The world around us is constantly being changed and challenged by advancements in science. Think of how far we’ve come in just the past … Continue reading

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Speak to Me

Language learning technology a booming sector with lots more in store. GUEST COLUMN | by Luca Sadurny Think back to how we used to learn languages ten years ago. Boring repetition exercises, cheesy audio scripts, and outdated textbooks were the … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future

At the intersection of education and technology, working with the most creative minds. GUEST COLUMN | by Anne Wintroub As part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative – which accelerates the learning revolution and connects it with the young people who need … Continue reading

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Changing Worlds

How academic video created 100 percent pass rates in rural South African schools. GUEST COLUMN | by Gary Weis Sixteen-year-old Lucky Hlatshwayo lives in one of the most rural areas of the South African Free State province — a community … Continue reading

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Death of the Textbook, Really

Will a new business model accelerate the digital revolution in course materials? GUEST COLUMN | by Ryan Petersen and Jared Pearlman For nearly two decades, industry commentators have heralded the impending death of the physical textbook. The prediction is rooted … Continue reading

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From Awareness to Action: 5 Steps to Change your School Culture

Perspective from a Teach for America alum and edtech company founder. GUEST COLUMN | by Jen Medbery How would your teachers, students, and parents describe your school’s environment? Most of us are familiar with the benefits of a positive school … Continue reading

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