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Classroom Technology

The Most Powerful Tool in the Classroom

Sarah Wike Loyola | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Sarah Wike Loyola

Historically, the teacher has been the omniscient presence in just about every classroom in the world. They were the only ones who possessed the all-m...

Public Education (Finally) Speeds into Digital Age

Jane Swift | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Jane Swift

Despite the endless partisan gridlock in Washington, a groundbreaking vote by the Federal Communications Commission to restructure how it spends taxes on mobile phones will make a real difference in America's public schools.

For the Love of Classroom Tech

Todd Felderstein | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?

Technology and Multisensory Learning: A New Twist to an Old Application

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Technology in K-12 classrooms is evolving at a rapid pace. Of K-12 teachers, 86 percent think that education technology is an essential in the classro...

What Students Really Think About Technology In The Classroom

| Sarah Garland | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tap...

EdTech and the Changing Role of Teachers Puts Questions in Different Mouths

Jimmy Leach | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Jimmy Leach

I read recently about a study in Communication Education that said that a "normal" child asks one question per subject per month. Separate research in...

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

Emily E. Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Emily E. Smith

There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices.

The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

Of MOOCs and Technology: Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery

William Astore | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
William Astore

Today's students don't need more technology; they don't need more PowerPoint and computer-based learning platforms. What they need are enthusiastic and talented and creative teachers and professors who see education not as a job but as a calling.

Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education?

Nancy Conrad | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology
Nancy Conrad

Technology is evolving exponentially and is being used for far more than simply keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook. It is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

Things Do Not Change, We Change

Jessie Woolley-Wilson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Technology in today's classrooms is capable of delivering a personalized learning experience for every student, whether struggling or advanced. These nimble technologies get to know individuals through use, and shape independent learning pathways by suggesting which lesson a child should receive based on what they have demonstrated they already know.

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

Emotional Fuel and the Power to Motivate Students

Robert Sun | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

Most people think raw intellectual talent is the primary marker for academic success among children. But new insights are proving that motivation is perhaps even more important to learning than innate intelligence.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students

Darrell West | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Darrell West

Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations.

Meet Nao, One High School's New Robot Teacher

Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

The Career and Technical Education Academy in Hutchinson, Kan., has hired a new teacher who may fit in perfectly at an institution with such a technol...

A Look at Recent Findings on Technology in the Classroom

Drew Hendricks | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

With a supportive community and teachers who are willing to be trained and embrace technology in their classes, students of every age are sure to benefit from the many tools and skills technology can offer.

An Evolution Instead of a Revolution in Higher Ed

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jeff Selingo

When any sector of the economy undergoes sweeping change -- just as higher ed is experiencing now -- every new development feels like a major turning point. But in hindsight, what we think of as big moments at the time often turn out to be just blips in the life cycle of an industry.

Bridging the New Digital Divide

Lori Day | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Lori Day

Now that most schools have basic hardware and connectivity, there is a socioeconomic division between those that have the high-speed connections that can support WiFi-dependent tablets or laptops, and those that lack these basic internal support structures for individual student devices.

The Next Generation of (Personalized) Learning

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Impatient Optimists

There is a small but growing effort to rethink fundamental aspects of our current system. The central idea is that the system should be designed not for uniformity, but instead to meet every student's individual needs.

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

Thirty Minutes With Eric Simons

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Adam Kirk Edgerton

When I asked Eric Simons why he took a one-way flight to Palo Alto instead of going to college, he said, "I wasn't mature enough to learn for the sake of learning." And I thought, who ever is?

Not All Students Are Treated Equally in Today's Digital Era: A Call for Accessible Technology in Higher Education

Sean Devine | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Sean Devine

Together, we can ensure that no student is left behind as a result of his or her print-related disability as we continue our path in the digital revolution of higher education.

Free Speech Must Go Hand in Hand With Media Literacy

Caitlin Barry | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Hey, I'm on board with the first amendment; it's hard not to be, when I was taught to revere it. I'm afraid that removing drug commercials from the air might also lead to banning Huck Finn from public schools.

Will Teachers Become Obsolete?

Larry Strauss | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember thinking I was immune from obsolescence because I'm a teacher and children will always need teaching and a machine cannot do most of what we do. I still believe that, though I wonder now if I'm not living in a false sense of security.