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Good Read: New E-Books Can Track Whether You Did Your Homework

Good Read: New E-Books Can Track Whether You Did Your Homework

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nine universities are testing CourseSmart technology that lets professors track their students’ progress in a digital textbook. The product goes further to package individual information about each student that a teacher can use to intervene throughout the learning process. Source: Nytimes SAN ANTONIO – Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could […]

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Tips for Sharing Great Open Educational Content

Tips for Sharing Great Open Educational Content

| February 5, 2013 | 9 Comments

While the open content movement in education continues to gain steam, more teachers are starting to learn about free content they can use and adapt to their own needs for their classrooms. But educators are focusing too heavily on acquiring content, rather than contributing and improving to it, according to a company that helps teachers […]

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2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders

2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders

| December 19, 2012 | 5 Comments

At the end of the year, pundits love to share their versions of summarized lists of what was hot in ed tech in 2012. In addition to the obvious — Common Core curriculum and assessments, games in learning, consumer tech in education — there are others that may be more subtle or even counter-intuitive. Here […]

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It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use

It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Technology has become a seamless part of students’ lives in and out of the classroom, and schools must find ways to integrate it. This is one of the conclusions in a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), which states that policymakers at the highest level need to understand the trend […]

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Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

| November 29, 2012 | 16 Comments

Erin Scott By Jennifer Carey A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive. You don’t want technology for the sake of technology (and students aren’t going to be intrinsically fascinated with a device they use routinely when they’re outside of school). If the […]

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Why Learning Should Be Messy

Why Learning Should Be Messy

| October 18, 2012 | 45 Comments

The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School in Woodbury, New York. Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach […]

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10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

| October 15, 2012 | 17 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider […]

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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

| September 25, 2012 | 5 Comments

By Doug Ward The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country. With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionary now pop up in […]

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Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books

Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books

| September 14, 2012 | 10 Comments

Flickr: wohnai By Katrina Schwartz College students may seem to be well-equipped to learn in a wired world, but despite the enormous growth of tablets, e-readers and digital textbooks, they still prefer heavy, expensive print books. These were the results of a pilot program created to understand why students have been slow to adopt digital […]

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Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?

Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?

| September 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

thinkstock By Ana Tintocalis California is one step closer to bringing free online textbooks for state college students, a huge step for the open education movement. A historic bill on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown would give college professors, and thereby students, an option to use free online, customizable curriculum rather than print textbooks, […]

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