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Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Impact

Will Morris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Will Morris

Please stop telling people that your EdTech venture is about bridging the achievement gap when it's really not. Middle and high-income students already learn at high levels, providing them with an alternative way to learn at a high level solves no pressing societal issue.

You Wish You Went To College At This Invention Space In An Old Factory On Top Of A Mountain

www.fastcoexist.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Nestled on top of South Mountain, a ridge thick with hardwood trees that runs next to southeastern Pennsylvania's Bethlehem valley, sit two huge build...

This Coding Competition For Teens Was Also Created By A Teen

readwrite.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Huffpost Code

Sixteen-year-old Ethan Eirinberg was determined to give teens new resources for learning to code even if he had to build them himself. So he founded C...

Do It On Their T.E.R.M.S.

Rob Furman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

As with any good teaching/learning experience, you need to ENCOURAGE your teachers to do their best and enjoy the experience. Many veteran teachers may be reluctant to dive into new technology. Give them the necessary reinforcement.

Worst Image of 2013? Yup, C'est Moi!

Eve Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Eve Becker

Okay, I'm officially a Glasshole. I trotted the thing out in public for the second time, wearing it to the unveiling of a Banksy in NoHo, as if Glass alone or Banksy alone wasn't trendy enough. So maybe I got what I deserved.

Technology in the Hands of a Great Teacher

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwanbeck

Great teachers seek to thoughtfully leverage technology in their classes, capitalizing on all of the affordances that technology can provide. But let's not let technology replace what it can't, especially when what it can't are the hallmarks of great teaching.

We the Country of Chocolate Labradors

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Jeri represents to me the heart of American spirit. I believe in our resiliency we are all Chocolate Labradors at our core.

We Have What We Need: The Next Steps in Education Technology

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Let's make it happen and empower today's youth so that they can empower the generation after them and beyond.

2014 Goal: Take Hispanic Heritage and Prosperity Online

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Llorenz

Digital literacy, online entrepreneurship, and a focus on building opportunities and equity through technology, are the keys to success in the 21st Century for Latinos and America.

Mobile Apps for Advanced Mathematics Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Students who excel in mathematics should continue to refine their skill set when class isn't in session. Here are five advanced mathematics apps for high schoolers that can help come test time. They can also leverage what a student knows for private studying.

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...