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Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

| June 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Cloud computing and mobile learning: That’s the way of the near future in education, according to the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition. Released by the NMC’s Horizon Project, the report distills current trends, challenges, and emerging technologies in K-12 education. “There are so many things to pay attention to in the […]

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5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

| May 16, 2011 | 84 Comments

There are many tools out there that provide a great introduction to computer science for K-12 students, but here are a few of our favorites.

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The Virtues of the Open Web

The Virtues of the Open Web

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media (which organizes the annual Maker Faire), O’Reilly Media (publisher of all those great “Missing Manuals”) heralds the virtues of the open web and the history of open-source information in this talk at Open Educational Resources 2011 talk last month. “The most important educational resource is the student,” he says.

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Five Ways Silicon Valley is Changing Education

Five Ways Silicon Valley is Changing Education

| April 15, 2011 | 8 Comments

There’s no argument that Silicon Valley startups have influenced how businesses operate. The fact that most companies now count social media strategy as a crucial part of their operation is a testament to the Internet culture infiltrating far beyond the Internet-only based businesses. The same phenomenon is happening in education. Here are five ways tech-based […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The VOIP service Skype officially launched “Skype in the Classroom,” a directory to help connect educators with others who are using the service. Skype has recognized that teachers are already using the service to connect their classrooms, and so it wanted to make it easier for teachers to find others and to share Skype lessons […]

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What’s Next for Open-Source Education?

What’s Next for Open-Source Education?

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ten years ago, the concept of a university openly sharing its prized (and expensive) curriculum for free with anyone who was interested, especially one has highly regarded as M.I.T., was unheard of. But in the past decade MIT OpenCourseWare has paved the way for the open-source content movement. On their tenth anniversary, ReadWriteWeb enumerates what […]

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Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

| February 5, 2011 | 13 Comments

In today’s dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teachers. Here’s a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications, and changes to watch for. The Three Key Trends 1. Collaborative. If Web 2.0 has taught us anything, […]

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Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum

| February 4, 2011 | 51 Comments

What we as adults experienced in school, as educators and students, will bear little resemblance to what lies ahead. Here’s a look at current trends, their implications, and changes to watch for. The Three Key Trends 1. Digital delivery No longer shackled to books as their only source of content, educators and students are going […]

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Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II

Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II

| January 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

The iPad’s impact on the role of the teacher, paid content versus free online and open-source content, and the learning process. Will eighth-graders who use the iPad to learn algebra do better than their textbook-using counterparts? That’s what publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Fuse pilot program will determine at the end of the school year. In […]

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How Free is “Free”?

How Free is “Free”?

| January 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

The article about CK12′s open-source digital FlexBooks compelled a reader to respond with some  questions. He writes: I have developed a strong interest in open or free text ever since I purchased a brand new grey-market, European textbook for 60 dollars, a full third of what Americans pay for the same biology book. I also […]

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