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Made in Finland

Helsinki-based company knows business, but does it know the business of education? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Before entering the edtech arena, Vesa Perälä was a senior exec at Nokia, Jabra, and Coloplast for nearly 15 years. He became an entrepreneur in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MasteryConnect

A market leader in competency-based learning for K-12, this platform empowers teachers in their move to mastery learning helping them to more easily identify student levels of understanding in real time against any set of standards. It targets students for intervention … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Istation

More than 4 million students on more than 8,600 campuses worldwide use Istation, a computer-adaptive learning program that has academic tracking down to a science. Istation was founded in 1998. The original engineers spent years developing software that has since been proven … Continue reading

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Going Pro

Students benefit from exposure to professional technology. GUEST COLUMN | by David Eisenberg One of my biggest challenges and biggest rewards as an educator, is ensuring that the lessons I’m teaching might be remembered long after class is over. Every … Continue reading

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The Textbook’s Crumbling Monopoly

Disassembling a staid tradition to acquire dynamic knowledge in real-time. GUEST COLUMN | by Shaunak Roy Not long ago, at the university level, the textbook was king. It facilitated the educational experience both in and out of the classroom. It … Continue reading

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Students, Phones and Apps They Will Really Use

The chief product officer at Cengage Learning discusses an effective new learning app. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jim Donohue oversees the development, ideation and creation of all Cengage Learning products. He also is responsible for establishing and maintaining an open … Continue reading

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CueThink


CueThink is an innovative peer-to-peer iPad application designed to improve students’ critical thinking skills, math language and communication. At the heart of the platform are “thinklets” — video vignettes of solution strategies created by students with the help of scaffolds and rubrics. Learners in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Book&Table  

This is a web platform that enables great educators to run a professional test prep or academic tutoring business through innovative technology and community partnerships. Using the platform, educators help students learn through personalized courses and one-on-one tutoring. The mission is to bring students together … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Fishtree

Fishtree is a place where teachers find resources for their lesson plans in seconds. Resources from textbooks, Open Education Resources, teacher lesson plans and even news from recently published, trusted sources, all easily accessible. With Fishtree, you’re able to make a … Continue reading

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Nonstop with EDUonGo

Building and booming an innovative learning platform for online academies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero He wanted to run his own online school and “didn’t want to deal with IT, or sign a long-term commitment with third-party learning platform vendors,” … Continue reading

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