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Reluctant Time Travelers

Life has changed, so why hasn’t education? CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis  If I decide to dine out and I am not sure where, the first thing I do is google area restaurants on my smartphone—a few more taps … Continue reading

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What Makes EdTech Leaders Great?

Looking for edtech leadership? Look no further than these words of wisdom   CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Education technology leaders these days are in high demand. If you are looking for great edtech leaders, it helps to know … Continue reading

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Flipping Education

As education follows the rest of the world to the cloud, there’s a new paradigm on the horizon CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Things have to change in education, and soon. Everything’s moving to the cloud. For educators, this … Continue reading

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Innovation is Alive in Today’s Schools

GUEST COLUMN | by Britten Follett What does 21st Century Learning really mean? Each of the 115 schools that entered the Follett Challenge defined it in a slightly different manner. The Follett Challenge team is still reviewing the entries, but … Continue reading

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Meaningful Work

A 21st-century career preparation firm delivers an old and tested model in a new way INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Adrien Fraise wanted to build a “better fusion between academics and career education to help students maximize their generalist education … Continue reading

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EdTech in 2013: Three Trends Set to Have a Big Impact

GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Splitt It’s an unavoidable truth that students live a significant portion of their lives online; school research, internship applications, and social network updates make the Internet a habitual home. The continued influx of mobile devices … Continue reading

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Strong Like Donkey Kong

Are we putting our edtech efforts in the right place? CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Almost twenty years ago, I went to college for my Masters in Education. Back then, there were people like I am now: halfway through … Continue reading

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Goodbye Reading Journals, Hello Social Networking

GUEST COLUMN | by Maddie Witter Want to increase rigorous literacy skills without putting kids to sleep? Below are ideas to sprinkle into your instruction that will leave kids smiling and have lasting impact on achievement. For you edtech junkies … Continue reading

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Living in a Digital World We Don’t Understand

Teaching 21st-century skills for 21st-century jobs GUEST COLUMN | by Cat McManus The term “21st century skills” gets thrown around a lot in educational circles. Some use this term to mean “computer literacy.” Others expand the concept to include a “range … Continue reading

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Electronics Education Goes on Tour

Changing students’ relationship to technology to create a new literacy   GUEST COLUMN | by Chelsea Moll Nothing compares with the moment you understand something new for the first time. In fact, we at SparkFun are so addicted to that burst … Continue reading

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Judges Announced for 2013 EdTech Awards

Distinguished panel set to review best and brightest apps, platforms, products and people in the edtech world. Thought leaders, journalists, educators, entrepreneurs, technology coordinators and forward-thinking change agents are among those who will be evaluating entries in the third annual EdTech … Continue reading

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Wireless for the Next Generation

GUEST COLUMN | by Sean O’Malley As teaching and learning evolves, university technologists need to evolve their infrastructure to keep pace with those changes. Unlike corporate environments where standards can be tightly controlled, university campuses are, by and large, a … Continue reading

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Flipped Teaching

Making the student the teacher in an Age of Technology LIGHTING A FIRE | by Mark Gura Many of us are witnesses to a steady stream of examples of 21st-century innovation in instruction that show up with regularity via digital … Continue reading

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Tools That Do Not Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis I’d like to thank all of those who recognize how difficult a teacher’s job is and who want to make it easier—but let me help you realize what I as a teacher do not … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Top 20 LMS for Education

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Trends | Infographic: Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free

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Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson, et al.  Implementation of digital educational content and 1:1 devices is happening now and is replacing the century-old textbook as the technology of education delivery. Almost every school in the country is experimenting with … Continue reading

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Smart Teachers

A superintendent’s perspective on the importance of teacher data and the implications of applying it to improve classroom performance. GUEST COLUMN | by Robert Thomason Recently, so much time and energy have been spent discussing student data – how to … Continue reading

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Education Transformed Through IT (Intervention Technology)

GUEST COLUMN | by Candace Hall Many schools and teachers are currently stuck in a confusing gap between the traditional classroom and the new technological classroom. Educators are seeing the need for change in schools because technology is a part … Continue reading

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A Turnkey 1-to-1 Student-centric Mobile Instructional Device

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Despite the challenges, educators are rather clear on what technology solutions will truly move them forward.  From getting funding, raising test scores, and closing the achievement gap to student behavior and attendance issues — school … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Technology to Evolve Beyond the Traditional Lecture Model

GUEST COLUMN | by Julie Smith Each day, we send more than 294 billion emails and we make more than 6 billion cell phone calls. We own more than 63 million tablet computers. Clearly, technology is a huge part of … Continue reading

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Cyber Bullying: How Technology Can Be Used to Battle Its Effects

GUEST COLUMN | By Paul Langhorst Bullying in schools is hardly a new problem, but in today’s “connected” world, it doesn’t look like it once did.  Face-to-face harassment incidents, once confined to the schoolyard, have moved to the cyber schoolyard. … Continue reading

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Futuristic Schools

An educator wonders if, despite our challenges and limitations, we couldn’t all do a little bit better for our students. CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Let’s face it: school can be boring. When I was a kid it was … Continue reading

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Right by Your Side

With a dose of technology, classrooms extend to the hospital bedside FEATURE | by Ed Murphy For kids living with chronic illness, a disability or long-term recovery from a serious injury, a hospital stay is more than just an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Who Are The Bad Guys in The College Textbook Market?

GUEST COLUMN | by Jeff Lorton It’s the time of year when the cost of higher education comes face-to-face with college students that must make an important decision that may haunt them for years come. They choose their textbooks. Many … Continue reading

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