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Harvard Making Education a Priority for Everyone

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It's no big secret that parents, educators and esteemed academics agree that a first-rate education needs to be a priority for everyone today. It can't be reserved just for the chosen ones; those who live in a better zip code or who are born into the "right" ethnic group.

Thomas Whitby's Ascent As a Connected Educator

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Digital media and its impact on education was still in an embryonic phase in the early 1990s when author and edtech pioneer Thomas Whitby received his Masters of Science degree in educational technology.

From Instructional Technologist to Educational Evangelist

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Today, the educational evangelist, speaker and author travels the globe to explain how technology and social media can best be incorporated within classroom instruction.

Cybrary Man's Jerry Blumengarten on the Unrealized Potential of "Learning Machines"

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Nearly 50 years ago, Jerry Blumengarten predicted that "learning machines" would eventually transform classroom instruction. Today he laments that while everybody is connected, "they are not always connected for educational purposes."

Does a Tweet Make a Difference?

Jo-Ann Fox | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Jo-Ann Fox

As I began to learn more and more, the direct effect of that was me beginning to share more and more about what I believe in and what was happening in my classroom. It is a two-way street. Being a connected educator does not only impact you, but you begin to impact others.

Google Apps for Education Behind the Screens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We should commend Google for their apparent change of heart on the commercialization of our kids. But lingering questions still exist, especially those raised by privacy experts: what took Google so long and what is going to happen with the data Google has been collecting for the past seven years?

Google Apps for Education: Teachers and the Unsuspected Stranger

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We know that privacy is slowing diminishing in our lives. As parents we try to protect the innocence of our children and students as long as possible, but what happens when you determine that the one place which should provide the ultimate safety is failing you?

Schools Need to Communicate Over the Summer

Joel Gagne | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Joel Gagne

School's out and the students and are gone, so what does a school do to communicate? While it is normal for communications to "slow down" over the sum...

The Remarkable Power of Twitter: A Water Cooler for the 21st Century

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Goldstein

OK, so I'm a regular on Twitter, and proud of it. I guess that makes me a Tweep, and if you aren't, I've got something to tell you.