Tag Archives: 21st century learning

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

It’s not that they’re not interested in STEM jobs, it’s that they’re not educated in them. GUEST COLUMN | by Holly Benson The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, from 2014 to 2024, computer and information technology jobs will grow … Continue reading

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Net Effect

Why new state standards will help us all. GUEST COLUMN | by James Burnett The United States school system is undergoing a significant transformation. The rollout of the Common Core State Standards marked a new era in teaching. In the … Continue reading

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The Pittsburgh Model

‘Steel City’ innovation blazes trail for 21st century American learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Cathy Lewis Long From steel to steak sauce and Mr. Rogers to Andy Warhol, Pittsburgh has a long and storied reputation as a foundry of American … Continue reading

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Move Over, Pinterest

Developing higher-level skills with technology GUEST COLUMN | by Dawn Casey-Rowe As a high school teacher in Rhode Island, I was seeking a way to give my students access to a better variety of materials without breaking the department budget—books … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old to Begin Flipping Your Classroom

GUEST COLUMN | by Wendy Roshan Before the era of smart phones, computers and digital blackboards, there was a time when teachers stood at the front of a classroom and lectured while students wrote notes with pencils. When the bell … Continue reading

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Who Needs Ed Reform Anyway?

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Whatʼs all this talk about tech-fueled education reform lately, anyway? Why change anything? Why can’t kids simply learn like we did when we were little? Look, I turned out okay and I never had … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Currix Digital Library for Teachers

Ann-Caryn Cleveland is a professor, a documentary filmmaker and a mom. She says that the idea for Currix came like a lightening bolt—quite literally: she was trying to teach her Cinematography students about electricity and realized that since she didn’t … Continue reading

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Interview | Engaging with Jay King of StudySync

In an earlier interview with EdTech Digest, BookheadEd Learning CEO Robert Romano (pictured, above right) described StudySync as a web-delivered academic tool created for teachers that uses a variety of technologies, social interaction, and multimedia to connect students to the … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The Digital Promise

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Preparing Modern Students for a Modern College Experience

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley When I was in elementary school, teachers drilled it into my head that I would need to know how to properly fill in bubbles for Scantron tests. After I exhibited some shockingly poor … Continue reading

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