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Blended Learning: A Winning Proposition for All

GUEST COLUMN | by Jessie Woolley-Wilson When Wendy Funk, a first grade teacher at Penngrove Elementary School in Petaluma, Calif., saw the 28 names on her class roster, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Wendy’s goal … Continue reading

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Build a Foundation for Your (Education) Revolution

GUEST COLUMN | by Cristian Mitreanu Paradigm shift. … Fifty years ago, last month, a short book with less than 200 pages was published to eventually become one of the most influential of the twentieth century. Aside from introducing the … Continue reading

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Learn Now, Lecture Later: A Fundamental Classroom Shift

GUEST COLUMN | by Andy Lausch “Change is the only constant,” the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said in 470 B.C.  This is especially true on college campuses today, where lectures are evolving to capture student interest and keep pace with the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: US Students Prefer Digital Over Paper Textbooks

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The Best Place to Begin

GUEST COLUMN | By Scott Rozell Knowing where to begin is an important question in any journey. When a person is trying to learn something new, the best place to begin is where their current knowledge ends. To help teachers … Continue reading

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Trends | Going BYOD

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Back to (a More Modernized) School

GUEST COLUMN | by Troy Parish Today’s schools are seeing the evolution of technology and experiencing how this enhances the way teachers and students interact. When students return to school this year, the integration of technology will be evident not … Continue reading

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E-Learning and Public Education

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Let’s face it: great blended, online, virtual digital public schools and courses will always be few and far between. The problem with public education is that it is habitually underfunded. For years, I remember … Continue reading

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Time to Get REAL About Professional Development

Let’s talk about Relevant Engaging Applied Learning GUEST COLUMN | by Ferdi Serim Like it or not, ready or not, all of us working to transform traditional schools (the legacy model) that are designed to serve the needs of the … Continue reading

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The Connected Educator

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis August marks the U.S. Department of Education’s month-long celebration of the connected educator. What exactly does that mean to you, to me, and to millions of students we educate daily in this world? Well, … Continue reading

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The Best Professional Development I Never Had

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis As summer quickly approaches so does the time for teacher professional development. While teachers frequently attend professional development throughout the school year and after school hours, we’re also asked (or required) to take additional … Continue reading

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The Best Presentations in the World: Your Money-Back Guarantee

GUEST COLUMN | by Lynell Burmark You have them for less than an hour. You want to make it an experience they’ll always remember. You need to connect with them right away and break down any resistance to your message so … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Mendeley: Changing the Way We Do Research

A free reference manager, academic social network and crowdsourced research catalog, Mendeley helps researchers organize their documents, collaborate and share with others online and discover the latest research. Through both a desktop application and website, this tool lets researchers build … Continue reading

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Constant Connectivity in Life Means More Connectivity in the Classroom

GUEST COLUMN | By Andy Lausch College students have high expectations for technology, digital content, and connectivity inside the classroom – not surprising given their access to technology outside of the classroom. It’s this environment that is driving institutions to … Continue reading

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Learning Analytics: The Future is Now

GUEST COLUMN | By Deb Everhart Everyone is talking about analytics applied to education and how “big data” can (will?) transform many aspects of our educational institutions. And for those of us passionate about improving opportunities for learning, the phrase … Continue reading

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A Brief History in Digital Literacy

GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Stephens Do you remember bulletin board systems? If you don’t, that’s okay – it’s a pretty computer-geekish thing to remember. BBSes were ad-hoc computer networks – primitive by today’s standards – that existed in the … Continue reading

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Is there an Educational Tombstone for Laptops in 2012?

GUEST COLUMN | by Kris Peterson Did Apple kill the laptop in education in a mere two years? At first blush this statement seems overly dramatic, but a closer look reveals some potentially fatal news for the laptops in schools. … Continue reading

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Interview | Goodbye Gutenberg Galaxy, Hello iversity

Very little change has occurred in the university over the past several centuries and, in too many classrooms across the world, the laws of Gutenberg’s Galaxy still prevail. “Faculty and students at universities around the globe suffer from inadequate digital infrastructures,” … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Path: Making a Great Leader in EdTech

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis What makes a great leader in education and technology these days? As I travel down the road of my professional career, I am constantly asking myself this question. Who out there is someone I … Continue reading

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TechTonic Forces for Change Reshape Learning Landscapes

PRAGMATIC VISIONS | By Ferdi Serim [Editor’s note: This is the second in a new column series from the pragmatic visionaries at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development] Leaders beware of that seemingly solid ground beneath your feet. While tectonic … Continue reading

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How Children’s Toys Reflect What’s Next in Technology & Education

PRAGMATIC VISIONS | by Jim Brazell [Editor’s note: This is the first in a new column series from the pragmatic visionaries at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development] “The availability of technologies to youth is its own instructor.” —Nobelist Herbert A. … Continue reading

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Transforming Today’s Classroom Into the Next Energy Lab

GUEST COLUMN | by Govi Rao How innovative technologies are helping students and teachers become the new generation of ‘energy auditors’ Leveraging the latest teaching tools and programs, educational institutions (K-12 through college) across the U.S. are driving awareness and … Continue reading

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Who’s The Boss?

SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Education-related associations, advocacy groups, and front-line challenges. Do education-related organizations work for you? Or do you work for them? Do they even work for education? Tens of thousands of education-related organizations exist worldwide. Most … Continue reading

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Tablet Time for Education

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer As textbooks fade, a new technology moves to the head of the class. But will it make the grade? Austin, Texas-based New Media Consortium recently released their annual Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition and … Continue reading

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Education and Technology: What Did We Learn in 2011?

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley When compared to previous years, 2011 saw many incredible advancements in the field of education and technology that are certainly worth repeating as we prepare for what is to come in 2012. Although … Continue reading

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