Tag Archives: digital shift

Unpacking Packback

Running off resilience, backed by a billionaire, a rising-star edtech company finds its way. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “The stories that are rarely ever told are the ones of grit, failure, hard work, and perseverance leading to success,” says … Continue reading

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The Technology and Learning Conversation Has Shifted

From transactional use to transformational learning experiences, 6 critical factors for teacher success. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss In a previous article, I shared a framework we’ve engaged to guide our digital transformation over the past seven years. During … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Streamline Higher Ed Tasks

Digital transformation has at last made its way to higher education, and staff need to take advantage of the perks. GUEST COLUMN | by Jamie Riepe It’s no secret that higher education staff are often spread thin across their many … Continue reading

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First STEM. Then STEAM. Now, STREAM.

Catholic School principal starts early, stays diligent on transformative full-tech journey. GUEST COLUMN | by Monica Haldiman Imagine you’re in a classroom, but instead of children sitting quietly at their desks, they are testing a model bridge built from pasta … Continue reading

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Leading a Digital Learning Transformation

How to lead, support, and evaluate an effective digital learning shift.  GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss  “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own … Continue reading

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Global State of Digital Learning

Key findings and trends in K-12 education. GUEST COLUMN | by Dylan Rodgers With each passing year, technology continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in teaching and learning. So much so, that it’s getting harder to find schools … Continue reading

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Practice, Master, Repeat

Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach tells the story of a small app that grew.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero After 12 years at Google where he was VP Product Management at YouTube, and before that on the founding team of … Continue reading

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Uber, Airbnb, Top Hat

A successful edtech startup founder discusses big changes for higher education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  “Let’s make education better.” That’s the simple idea that brought co-founder Mike Silagadze (pictured) and Mohsen Shahini together to create Top Hat. Being engineers, … Continue reading

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The Connected States of America

SETDA’s executive director shares her perspective on energizing edtech. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As one of the nation’s most prominent K-12 education leaders in academics and digital learning, Tracy Weeks (pictured) is on a mission to provide safe access … Continue reading

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Trends | Shift to a Digital Workforce

ISDI Digital University, an in-person and online graduate school in Silicon Valley offering a Master’s degree in Internet Business, surveyed over 100 companies and found that 56 percent of talent professionals across the United States find it increasingly difficult to find digital talent. … Continue reading

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Very Social Studies

A Texas teacher’s perspective on her unique students and their shift to digital textbooks. GUEST COLUMN | by Stacy Brown I am a sixth grade Social Studies teacher for Burkburnett Independent School District in Burkburnett, Texas. My district is blessed, … Continue reading

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Making Service Learning More Than Service

And getting rid of a ‘big mess of paper’. GUEST COLUMN | by Dennis Pierce In addition to meeting minimum grade standards, student members of the National Honor Society are required to participate in community service. For NHS students at … Continue reading

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Education Empowered by Digital Technology

With disruption of the education experience, a survey of some key trends to watch. GUEST COLUMN | by Anand Subramanian We have seen how digital disruption has dominated the educational experience over the past two years. The focus has now … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SmartBook from McGraw-Hill Education  

SmartBook, by learning science company McGraw-Hill Education, is a digital version of a course textbook – with a twist. SmartBook delivers the same content as a traditional textbook, but unlike a typical e-book, SmartBook actively tailors that content to the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education’s Science Techbook

The first of Discovery Education’s series of award-winning digital textbooks that are now currently used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces is their Science Techbook™. Originally launched in 2009, the Science … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook  

Launched in 2012, the Social Studies Techbook™ is among Discovery Education’s series of award-winning digital textbooks currently used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces. These breakthrough digital textbooks are aligned to … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Growth in Greenville County

With dynamic digital content and personalized learning, a district embraces transition. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeff McCoy has reason to smile. Anyone with a big purpose, an inclusive vision, and who is making great headway with plenty of help from … Continue reading

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Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom

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