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The Difference Makers

A 40-year veteran of educational publishing talks about what matters most. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As do so many companies, Learning A-Z started as an idea. Bob Holl (pictured) and Francis Morgan, two entrepreneurs and veterans of the education … Continue reading

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One Million Opportunities

This CEO is building a global business with a relentless approach to success. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Raffaela Rein began her illustrious career as an Investment Strategist for BlackRock in London after graduating in Business Finance from the University … Continue reading

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Dream It, Fund It

A funding platform especially for PTOs and PTAs from experienced edupreneurs. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With millions of people who want to help schools but no single destination for them to search opportunities to help fund everything from small classroom … Continue reading

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Aspiring Minds Want to Know

Will bridging the employer/job-seeker divide with an employability test pass stateside? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An estimated 5 million U.S. jobs – the most in more than a decade – are unfilled, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor … 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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Serious Play School

A critical look at the use of games as educational vehicles to advance learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero There’s a lot of excitement brewing in the area of games and education this year, to wit, over 25 representatives from … Continue reading

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Reaching Further

A leader in mobile breakthroughs brings wireless tech to underserved communities globally. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Today, there are more than 7 billion mobile connections globally and this figure is expected to grow to approximately 8.7 billion by end … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

The CEO of one of the world’s largest social learning networks has problems. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero So many companies have their obstacles and challenges. For Michal Borowski, CEO of Brainly, a homework help service, problems are what sustain … Continue reading

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Modernized Interactions

Lessons from a cloud-based CRM solution provider for higher education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Providing full lifecycle, cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) for higher education, Enrollment Rx develops software that facilitates coordination and communication between staff and constituents. Their … Continue reading

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A Visionary for K-20

No-nonsense answers from one of edtech’s most respected voices. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In all of edtech, Karen Billings is a deeply respected voice, a driving force in the transformation of education through technology behind the scenes. As Vice … Continue reading

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The Envelope, Please

Exploring the power of engaged parents with simple, modern tools. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero There are more than 83,000 parent faculty associations (PTA/PTOs) out there that work tirelessly — and they all just got some very smart help. Bryn … Continue reading

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The Story on e-Books and Apps

A digital publisher shares her insights on creating a multilingual eBook/app series. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Nicole Fonovich is the president of Luca Lashes, LLC and co-author of this interactive app and eBook series. She has a Masters of … Continue reading

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JettPakk Launching

Boosting the trajectory of teachers and students into a culture of achievement. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero It all began with Katherine Jetton’s experience in the classroom as a middle school science teacher. “In order to get your students to … Continue reading

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Connecting with Pure Genius

A chat with a classroom innovation advocate and purpose-driven educator. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Ever hear of an innovation specialist? Well, talking to one is refreshing and highly recommended. Don Wettrick is an Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Smithsonian Video Series  

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access presents “Explore with Smithsonian Experts,” a free video series for educators and students. The series features subject matter experts presenting on a variety of educational topics to help students develop academic research … 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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Smart Data for Schools

A rich and bold perspective from the founder of one of the original edtech companies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In an environment of compliance and accountability, districts require tools for tracking individual student achievement. A leader in education plan … Continue reading

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In With the New Assessment

Naiku founder discusses integration of new technologies for better assessment. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Adisack Nhouyvanisvong is an expert in computer-based and computer-adaptive testing. He is the co-founder of Naiku, a next-generation student assessment platform. He most recently served as the senior … Continue reading

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Internet of Things — and Learning

Glimpsing the Jetson-esque possibilities for the not-too-distant future of schools.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero What exactly is the “Internet of Things” and how is it being seen in classrooms and school districts? For a better perspective on this emerging … Continue reading

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EdTech Awards Entry Period Open

The 2015 EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program entry period is currently open but closes at the end of this month on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The EdTech Awards program recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

An edtech CEO discusses why learning is personal, and what he’s doing to help others. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Henry Ryan came from a lower-income family and often struggled at school. He was fortunate to get the help that … Continue reading

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Beyond Walls

A superintendent moves into the edtech world to redesign education.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With more than 20 years experience as an educator, Robert-Wayne Harris has excelled at building teams and leveraging technology to drive teacher effectiveness and improve … Continue reading

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All Possible Resources

Three educators answer questions about what they gave and got out of EdmodoCon. THREE ON THREE | by Victor Rivero Technology is bringing together educators from around the country and around the world. Case in point: Edmodo recently hosted its … Continue reading

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Famigo Approved

An exec from the educational app platform for families talks about our mobile future. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Schools focus on providing a safe learning environment for kids, one that’s conducive to students taking risks and learning new things … Continue reading

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Tech Trip

The new CEO of Glynlyon (and president of Odysseyware) discusses the future. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Beth Te Grotenhuis recently led the development and execution of the largest new product release in Odysseyware’s history and was instrumental in the … Continue reading

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