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Here Come the Accelerators!

Can education innovation scale to save the world?  GUEST COLUMN | by Don Burton Some of the world’s biggest challenges, including housing supply, healthcare, and food shortages, will be improved through private sector innovation in partnership and with oversight from … Continue reading

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The Coming Revolution in EdTech

There has never been a better time to be bold. GUEST COLUMN | by Rusty Greiff 1776 was a killer year for a start-up! In that 12-month span, and in the decades that preceded it, a community of ambitious entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Ed Tech Developer’s Guide

Just released: the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide, a first-ever guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs from the U.S. Department of Education. “We canvassed all parts of the education ecosystem to make sure the guide will help meet the actual needs of the folks out there … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Ping Pong

Ping Pong is a smart communication tool that increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom. The platform turns any mobile device into a next-generation “clicker,” or classroom response system, which enables teachers to ask students questions about the … Continue reading

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Cloud Education

A private school IT guy offers up three lessons learned by using a cloud-based phone system. GUEST COLUMN | by Rainier Apolonio When Southlands Christian Schools was faced with the challenge of moving our pre-school through 8th grade programs to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Allowance Manager

This online and mobile tool empowers kids grades K-12 to save and spend their allowance money wisely. Created by a family for families, it enables parents and kids to track their allowance deposits and spending and provides children with a firsthand … Continue reading

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A Fortified Network

Queens College reveals their approach to network security. GUEST COLUMN | by Morris Altman With a faculty and staff of 5,000 and student population of nearly 20,000, we here at Queens College, a senior college of the City University of … Continue reading

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A Digitized District

Moving into the 21st-century means a ton of paper has got to go. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Most school districts are doing something with technology in the classroom these days, but why do so many central offices still have … Continue reading

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Miraculous Together

The practice of education, online. GUEST COLUMN | by Alison Leigh Brown Over the last fifteen years I have taught a course on technology and its relationships to values. My students read Freud, Foucault, Haraway and assorted articles. I try … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | The Radix Endeavor

MIT’s Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program recently received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an immersive virtual learning experience supporting high school math and biology instruction. Working collaboratively with teachers, they created The Radix … Continue reading

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Coffee Number 23

Catching up with the CEO of a leading mobile social study platform. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero There’s beauty and power in a user-created solution. In this eclectic conversation with Becky Splitt, CEO of StudyBlue — yoga poses, Bloody Mary’s … Continue reading

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Blended Hardware

How hardware is an essential component of blended learning and individualized instruction. SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Blended learning is a mix of not just online and offline instruction, but of several different necessary items including the right hardware, curriculum, … Continue reading

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Playing in the co.lab

Leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero co.lab is an accelerator that works with startups leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies for PK-12 students and teachers. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | QuizBean

An online tool for instant student assessment via the web, QuizBean lets you add students quickly to your dashboard and assign them to classes. From the dashboard, you can see who has taken each quiz and their score all on … Continue reading

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Going on a TeachQuest

Greg Shrader tailors a helpful path for educators. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “We originally created TeachQuest as a means to create a community among the teachers who graduated from the teacher certification programs offered through the National Teacher Education … Continue reading

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Living in an iPad Era

How tablets are shifting the culture at one Boston school GUEST COLUMN | by Marla Botelho Regis College is a multifaceted university in Greater Boston where 2,000 students pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences and health … Continue reading

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From Barriers to Benefits

The successful creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Messner Even though the open education resource (OER) movement has been moving toward mainstream acceptance for some time, many teachers and administrators still remain wary of … Continue reading

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The New College Search Reality

Three strategies for social media success.  GUEST COLUMN | by Gil Rogers Social media is changing the college applications and enrollment process. In a recent survey of more than 4,000 college-bound students, Zinch (a Chegg service) and Inigral found that … Continue reading

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Active PD

Generating genuine change in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Leslie Kerner At my company, we believe effective professional development is something you do, not something you get. In 2011, that dynamic was at the essence of a Delaware program. … Continue reading

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Twitter Hire

My social media marketing experiment and what it means for education. CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis A few months, ago I was trolling Twitter like I used to do only occasionally. You see, there was talk in February in … Continue reading

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Managing That Data

Emerging trends in education data management.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Education data management is becoming an increasingly essential part of school administration. Over the past few years, one such company helping administrators in this area, Skyward, has seen some … Continue reading

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LATAM Online

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Examining the drivers of the explosive growth in online learning here and to the South. It is a well-known fact that over 6 million students in the U.S. are enrolled in some kind of … Continue reading

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Platform Future

The future of mobile education belongs to platforms. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Cohen “What’s your go-to-market strategy?” “How are you going to cut through the noise?” “How are you different than ‘X’?” These are increasingly common questions that mobile … Continue reading

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Out of Control

The ever spiraling madness of funding, financing and technology CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis The times they are a changin’.  It used to be, the only thing you had to worry about budgeting for in education besides the usual … Continue reading

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