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These 5 Apps Improve Grammar and Composition

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Ah, grammar and writing! Impossible for most to master, this subject will be key throughout your child's life. Being skilled at writing and knowing grammar rules as they apply helps bolster essays (particularly on standardized tests!).

Critical Thinking and Our Children's Need for Deep Practice

Robert Sun | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

A visit to Baldi Middle School, located in an economically challenged neighborhood in Philadelphia, is a lesson in education that works. That's because all of Baldi's 1,200 students are engaged, empowered and energized.

Help Your Child Bloom With These Health and Fitness Apps

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Young minds develop within young bodies, so it is never too early to foster an appreciation of physical wellness. These apps best teach nutrition, fitness and the human body to young children.

5 Apps to Encourage Creativity in Toddlers

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Toddlers are literally growing up alongside touchscreen devices. They embrace the technology so quickly because they are not beholden to older ways of consuming and interacting with information.

Is a DIY Education Right for You?

Jacob Ruytenbeek | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
Jacob Ruytenbeek

A DIY education can provide the same level of knowledge as a formal education for a fraction of the price, if not entirely free. But you're giving up a lot in the process, which is why a DIY education isn't a sustainable solution to the exorbitant cost of a college education.

Not Your Father's Classroom: The Rise of Edtech

Betsy Corcoran | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Betsy Corcoran

At Leadership Public Schools in Oakland, Calif., teachers, students and technologists worked together to create software called ExitTicket for mobile devices that helps teachers and students gauge how well students are absorbing lessons. If the kids aren't getting it, teachers can stop a class and go over the material again -- before anyone goes home and struggles over the homework. But educators are not only using technology; they're helping to build it.

Summertime for Educators: Soaking Up the Conferences

Peter Hutton | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Peter Hutton

Ahh, summer vacation. The weather's great, the hallways are quiet, and there's plenty of time to strategize for the upcoming academic year.

How To Make Education More Affordable

Jacob Ruytenbeek | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Jacob Ruytenbeek

The more I looked the more I began to notice problems facing higher education - and the more I felt a growing need to do something about it. Below, I've identified what I believe are three big problems facing higher education today and three possible solutions to fix them.

The Best Back-to-School Apps for Middle School Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Preteens are no longer engaged by rudimentary games and childish characters, yet still lack the skills and discipline to take on more complex, high school-oriented subjects.

The Best Back to School Apps for Elementary School Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.09.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

These five iPad apps, while masterful in their specific subjects, also introduce young children to new ways of learning.

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Boring Algebra II

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As high school students trickle into a classroom, they're greeted by their teacher, as usual. Except this time, he welcomes them by speaking into a bu...

Pioneering Fellows Bring Hacktivism to Bay Area Schools

Scott Morgan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Scott Morgan

Seizing the most important opportunity our nation faces -- transforming education to provide all students with a high-quality education -- requires teamwork from people with diverse expertise.

How to Use Google Hangout - The Easy Way

Katie Davis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Katie Davis

Episode 137 In this episode you'll hear Anibal Pacheco educate us all on some great tech secrets to help us in our businesses, whether that busines...

These Biology and Ecology Apps Will Really Put Some Life Into Your iPad

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While there is no app out there that can explain the meaning of life to you and your kids, there are a number of touch-based educational offerings that explore all forms of life on our planet.

The EdTech Revolution for Researchers

Corinne Bendersky | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Corinne Bendersky

The technology revolution for research faculty is stretching budgets, improving accuracy and accelerating the rate of research by stripping away many cumbersome logistics.

It's Not About a Test, It's About the Adult Learner

Randy Trask | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Trask

This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.

It's Time to Flip Our Classrooms

Michal Tsur | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

There has been a lot of recent buzz around the concept of the "flipped classroom," and for good reason: The traditional classroom format doesn't seem to be working for America's youth.

Ed Today Sequestration In Your Schools? Mexico Teachers Union Leader Busted

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

What's Sequestration, And Why Should You Care About It? The good folks at Politics K-12 have a lengthy, 12-part explainer on sequestration and schools.

Video Is the New Frontier for Schools

Michal Tsur | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Schools that implement a serious video strategy tend to see rewarding results, from improving learning to increasing access to and quality of knowledge in the classroom, on campus and beyond, as well as more engaged students and faculty.

How Are Schools Harnessing Technology?

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

When it comes to education, the role and effects of technology has been a tough nut to crack. As tomorrow's Digital Learning Day approaches, education groups and officials are offering up their recommendations.

5 Tech Companies Set to Impact Higher Ed in 2013

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

It's a great time to be in the education technology industry: venture capitalists have dropped a whopping $1.37 billion into the industry since 2011.That's a lot of cash, and a lot of opportunities for companies to seriously change the way we do education.

Why Our Schools Need EdTech Professionals

Caleb Clark | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Caleb Clark

While many children's home lives are abuzz with the same platforms and devices as the 21st century workplace, school just hasn't kept pace, and in many classrooms pedagogies are barely more inclusive of new technology than they were in the 1980s.

The Future of Apps for Young Children: Beyond ABC & 123

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

Apps on multi-touch devices like the iPad or Android smartphones have the potential to revolutionize early childhood education, and help build a stronger foundation for lifelong learning in the 21st century.

Let's Get to the Bottom of #Edtech Hysteria

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

There's an underlying "disruptive" strain to #edtech that is, from my perspective, disconcerting. It seems that certain proponents of #edtech are pushing technology in order to completely "teacher-proof" the classroom.