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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 | 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.

EdTech Solutions at the 2012 Imagine Cup

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

At the 2012 Imagine Cup, students from across the globe have developed and presented a whole range of technology-based solutions to the world's problems.

Enabling Schools of the Future

Robert Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
Robert Schwartz

We need to stop pandering to our "digital native" students and provide structures and platforms that better enable their success.

It's Time for Technology to Disrupt Education

Larry Magid | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Thanks to technology, the world can be our teacher and the Internet our classroom. What should matter is not so much your degree or grade point average but how well equipped you are for the next stage in life.

Coursera and edX: Game-Changers for Sustainable Business?

Andrea Learned | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

What would happen if more people, not just the usual (privileged) suspects, had access to the theory, concepts and best practices that could help them become the sustainability change agents or leaders in their respective workplaces?

The Flying Car of Higher Education

Paul Freedman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Paul Freedman

How do we make higher education more personal and affordable?

EdTech: Helping Parents Understand Children's Learning and Development

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

The likes of KinderTown and other similar companies like YogiPlay are doing an excellent job in helping to raise the expectations of parents about what a quality app for young children looks like.

But, Who Will Design the Robots?

John Merrow | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Stressing the basics is no way to make sure that we will produce people to create the future. We need schools that encourage the imagination, that allow and support deep learning, and that fan the sparks of creativity -- not stomp out the fires.

Shifting the Conversation on Early Childhood and Technology

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

The challenge has shifted. It is no longer useful to simply think about limiting children's exposure and access to TV or screens. We need to understand what quality digital tools are and what quality practice looks like.

Edmodo Links Developers With Educators

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Daniel Donahoo

On Tuesday, at SXSWedu, Edmodo announced that it is opening its API to third party developers to allow them to develop educational apps across their Edmodo platform. But this was not the most interesting or powerful part of the announcement.