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Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

What Is The Real Price Of Technology?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ekaterina Walter

Why is it so hard to switch off? Is it because it's addictive? Is it because we don't want to miss out on anything? Is it because we use social networks as a place to stroke our own egos? Whatever the reason is, there are repercussions to be aware of. Smartphone and computer use can cause a number of psychological issues:

3 Awesome Tech Gadgets You Need Now

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm a tech geek and nothing gets me as excited as stumbling upon a new gadget. I'm interested in just about anything cool that has an on/off switch, d...

Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

Put down the phone. Be present and be in the moment for just one day. Enjoy the conversation of those that are physically with you, those who have chosen to take time out of their lives and spend it with you. Watch an entire movie without checking your phone. Disconnect for just a moment.

Burnt Out at 28?

Shane Dolan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Shane Dolan

We live in a society where getting ahead is too often in direct proportion to the speed at which we operate. Yes, fast-paced is sometimes necessary. There will always be a deadline quickly approaching or an urgent matter that was completely unplanned for -- that's part of life.

Marketing in the Connected Consumer Age Is Outside-in

Jacqueline Corbelli | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Corbelli

The stakes have never been higher for embracing the changes required of marketers and the industry at large to meet the new expectations of consumers and remake the connections between media, content and advertising.

The New Space Race

Thomas Fisher | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Thomas Fisher

Nearly 60 years ago, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. started a race to see which country would dominate outer space, leading to extensive investment not only in scientific and technological research, but also in educating American students in the STEM fields.

The Art of Now

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

The connection to the earth, or the world around us, is essential to connecting with The Now and grounding us in what is in right in front of us. It is the raw moments of life that water our roots and feed our souls. So be, and be Now.

Death and Technology in the Millennial Age

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.10.2014 | Technology
Teresa Lee

Everywhere I looked was her face. Every one of her friends who messaged me was another picture of her that I had to look at over and over again.

Technology or Teachers?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 04.21.2014 | Education
Kathy Kemper

There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.

Why Pay for SkyPagers or Old Phones?

Jamal Simmons | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Jamal Simmons

With ConnectED, the President has said that only high-speed broadband can bring our students fully into the digital age. It's a great start, but the rest of the country needs to move forward aggressively as well.

These Companies Really Want Your Kids To Have Fast WiFi

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's lined up private support for President Barack Obama's pledge to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million st...

We Are All Connected

Gopi Kallayil | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Gopi Kallayil

I am walking along the banks of the Yamuna River in Brindavan, India. Every Bhagavad-Gita-quoting pundit-philosopher here is happy to talk to me about...

Focus Is the Gateway to Business Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus doesn't get the respect it deserves in the business world. We hear a lot about motivation, stress, emotions, leadership, and team culture, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your ability to be productive. Well, I'm here to change all that.

7 Billion Minds, or One?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

The ethical implications of our fundamental connectedness are profound. Because of our intrinsic oneness, health can never be merely personal, and neither can illness, poverty, or hunger.

Why You Should Question the Status Quo

Dave Gill | Posted 12.15.2013 | Technology
Dave Gill

If you could do anything, what would you do? If you could create something, what would you create? If you could live the good life, what would it look like? What are you waiting for?

Happy Connected Educator Month: A Day in the Life

Rob Furman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rob Furman

I'm wondering how much money a district could save if only textbooks were not purchased from that long list. I'm going to guess our districts would save tens of thousands of dollars. Here is the bigger question. Would we save enough to buy every student a tablet?

Giving Our Kids a Chance to Compete in the Global Economy Means High-Speed Broadband Capacity

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

By the 2015 school year, every school should have access to 100 Megabits and by the end of the decade, 1 Gigabit. If it can be done in Mooresville, NC, we can do it in every school district in every state.

3 Words From My Daughter That Made Me Change A Bad Habit

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

It had become such a mindless, automatic habit to constantly check in online wherever I was, so automatic that I often didn't realize I was glancing at my screen. But what felt like freedom back in the U.S. -- the freedom to get online wherever I might be -- had actually become a burden.

ConnectEd Is a Great New Presidential Initiative But We are Already Behind

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The President's education innovation goals are admirable. However, for those of us who have already been accomplishing much of these goals and programs in the past 2-3 decades, in multiple locations throughout the nation, some questions emerge.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Wants Teachers To Get Into Students' Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama imagines a country where teachers know what's happening in their students' brains. He wants "teachers to have an ability to ...

How to Survive the Media Zombie Apocalypse

Anthony Meindl | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Sometimes that voice within, the inner GPS system that is there for all of us, guiding us and showing us how to create our lives (if we were but quiet enough to hear it) gets shut out because of the constant bombardment of stimuli on our phones, computers and everywhere we look.

Fully Connected: Smart Phones, Tablets... and Connected TV Makes Three. Turns Out There is an App for That

Jacqueline Corbelli | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Jacqueline Corbelli

Staggering data in a recently issued Jack Myers Media Economic Data Report projects a systematic shift towards digital advertising across 19 industries by 2020, with double-digit increases for all but two sectors.

Workforce Burnout: Is Social Media a Help or a Hindrance?

Beth Carter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business
Beth Carter

What happens though when companies want their employees to be so plugged in that the employees are stressed and can't feel "they can get away from their work?"

A New Leader in Multimedia Platforms or Just Another Pretty Logo?

Kevin Price | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Kevin Price

Like YouTube, SimulTV too has a clever logo, but will it be an effective business model? Recently I had the opportunity to interview the company's president, Steven Turner, who makes the case that people should keep an eye out for SimulTV.