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Funding Technology in the 21st Century

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Okay, so let’s face it. The current formula for funding technology in education just does not work. Daily, we talk about the need to get technology in the hands of every child. With new and … Continue reading

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Learning in Year 2111

TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto Imagine how kids might be learning 100 years from now. This exercise is not easy. To put this in perspective, 40 years ago, consumers didn’t have cell phones, smart phones, personal computers, internet, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool: eBeam Engage

A teacher runs over to his computer, runs back to the electronic whiteboard, then picks up a peripheral device. He’s like a bad magician as his patient students begin to take pity on him. Then there’s the eBeam Engage. This … Continue reading

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Making a Case for Green IT

HIGHER EDTECH | by Mark Lafferty (guest columnist) Despite budget challenges, institutions can see real benefits with energy efficient IT Hefty federal and state-level budget cuts are having a huge impact on higher education institutions.  Reductions in either federal or … Continue reading

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5 Areas (Mobile) Learning Platforms Should Address

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer With (or without) an impending Android Tablet boom—blended learning should address these key education issue areas. Many of our students simply don’t get the individually focused, flexible learning they truly need in what we call … Continue reading

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“Houston, We Have a Problem”

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis  “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” —John F. Kennedy Have you ever heard the saying “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”? Well, what if a … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Tread Lightly?

TakingITGlobal | by Jennifer Corriero For more than 10 years, TakingITGlobal (TIG) has continued to inspire, inform and involve youth from around the globe to become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.  For Katarina Rankovic, … Continue reading

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Adobe Youth Voices: Empowering Youth through Technology

TakingITGlobal | by Jennifer Corriero “I think social change can come from any direction. Creative expression can be spread globally, which means it goes beyond culture, generation, gender, religion, and location. Creative expression doesn’t say ‘you should do this’ but … Continue reading

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Innovation, Change—and Gadgets!

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis The time has come for change in our schools. How can it not? What will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and allows for innovation within our school system? Lord knows we … Continue reading

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TakingITGlobal’s Top 10 EdTech Projects in 2010

TakingITGlobal | by Jennifer Corriero These days, student dropout and disengagement rates are at all-time highs, and costing billions in lost economic opportunities and crime. At the same time, global awareness and understanding across cultures is key to the future … Continue reading

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Learning Platforms: The Next Big Deal

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Learning Platforms are increasingly prevalent in education. From Blackboard, Moodle, and Edmodo to Ning and others, schools are dabbling in the use of learning platforms—but when will it become the Next Big Deal? In … Continue reading

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Social Media is the New Study Hall

HIGHER EDTECH | By Julie Smith Year-over-year, social media continues to expand on our nation’s campuses as an educational tool.  Now more than ever, students and faculty are using Facebook, online chat, blogs and other social networking sites to connect … Continue reading

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Aspiring Progressive Principal and Teacher

TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto There are specific things you can resolve to do—starting now—that will begin to make a huge difference in changing the education experience of kids in your community. These are definitely not end-all solutions, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why Blended Learning Makes Sense

SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Education no longer comes in rows and textbooks, but from a combination of sources. Let’s start with a definition. What exactly is blended learning? Here’s a great, generally useful definition found on the City … Continue reading

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Can We Afford to Wait Another 15 Years?

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis How educators can avert déjà vu by waking up to today’s social media reality. Fifteen years ago, I began teaching in a state-of-the-art school. Back then, it was a $40 million, first-of-its-kind elementary and … Continue reading

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What Education Can Learn From Rocker Eddie Van Halen

TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto Back in the day, Van Halen’s concerts were over-the-top productions. While most concerts pulled up in several semi trucks loaded with equipment, Van Halen rolled up with nine. His concerts pushed the envelope … Continue reading

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New Columnist: John Fleischman

The latest columnist to join our ranks is John Fleischman, a nationally recognized authority on the use of instructional technology and adult learning. John has extensive experience implementing and creating educational media for use in diverse learning environments. Currently, he is … Continue reading

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From Paper to Paperless

HIGHER EDTECH | By Julie Smith A real-life guide to making digital content a reality. Students have high expectations for campus technology.  An astonishing 93 percent of today’s high school students say that an institution’s technology offerings are important criteria … Continue reading

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Know a Tech-Savvy High School Senior?

Feeling helpful today? Got a student who likes computer science and engineering? The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC), a council of senior-level government executives wants to give away money. They’re calling for nominations for their annual scholarship program, which … Continue reading

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Day in the Life of a Next-Generation ‘Teacher’

TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto Wake up to 2040, where a New York Certified Success Coach helps her student teams work through project-based lessons. In a condo overlooking the Hudson River in New York, the morning alarm on … Continue reading

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18 Technologies Changing Education Forever

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis From the PC to todayʼs line up, ripples of difference have become a tsunami of change. Never before in the history of education has change come so quickly—and so decisively. What began mainly with the … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up: Ride the Virtual Wave to Immersive Learning

HIGHER EDTECH | By Julie Smith Virtual learning offers broader experiences and more interaction for students and faculty. From guest lectures to distance learning and everything in between, virtual learning is ushering in a new wave of possibilities in education.  … Continue reading

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Why Wait for Superman?

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Click here for PDF version It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—well, actually—why wait? Simply grab your cell and give him a call right now. The latest documentary to hit the theaters, “Waiting for Superman,” … Continue reading

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Losing America

Click here for PDF version TALK OF TOMORROW | by Ted Fujimoto 5 Really Big Issues with the 21st-Century Skills Debate. In 1088, cardinal-bishop Otho de Lagery became Pope Urban II. He is known to have launched the first crusade to … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Students Need 21st-Century Skills

Click here for PDF version SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Thereʼs plenty of talk about what to include on a 21st-century skills list, but why students need such skills is a different question. Ever since the late 1990s, “21st-century skills” … Continue reading

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