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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

| June 11, 2013 | 19 Comments

How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.

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Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool

Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool

| June 7, 2013 | 14 Comments

This generation of parents grew up with TVs, video game consoles, and computers, so digital media is one of many tools they use in their parenting repertoire.

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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

| June 6, 2013 | 19 Comments

School and district leadership plays a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers. And when it comes to trying new things, the attitude of principals and superintendents can make or break a teacher’s willingness and ability to weave new ideas and methods into her teaching practice. In schools that are trying to integrate technology into the classroom, strong effective leaders can make all the difference.

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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

| June 5, 2013 | 17 Comments

Many of the predictions in this year’s report match those made for higher education too: mobile learning, open content, cloud computing, and yes — 3D printers.

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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

| May 8, 2013 | 33 Comments

By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday). For technology to make a real difference in student learning, it […]

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Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

| May 7, 2013 | 29 Comments

Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have gained popularity as educational tools in part because of the belief those devices could cut across the digital divide created by socioeconomic boundaries. Now a new study reinforces that perspective, finding that students’ access to mobile devices, in this country anyway, is more often a question of parents’ […]

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Kids and Adults: How To Avert Communication Breakdown

Kids and Adults: How To Avert Communication Breakdown

| April 26, 2013 | 78 Comments

By Matt Levinson Kids operate in a blizzard of communication — texts, social media, music, photography, games, and videos. They’re eager to share any and all new media they discover. In fact, their default action is to share and distribute as they’re living the moment. For the most part, adults take on a more contained, […]

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Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools

Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools

| April 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

With the onset of the Common Core State Standards, which teachers are expected to implement next year, and the growth of blended learning, the role of digital resources both for instruction and assessment has come under close scrutiny. The quickly shifting landscape is leaving many Internet Technology directors worrying that they won’t be able to […]

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How Mozilla’s Open Badges May Work In the Real World

How Mozilla’s Open Badges May Work In the Real World

| March 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

After 18 months in the darkness of beta world, Mozilla’s Open Badges project stepped out into the light recently with the unveiling of Open Badges 1.0. But will the concept of organizations bestowing their own virtual endorsements for the mastery of skills hold up to critical examination from a world that, even in an information […]

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Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students

Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students

| March 21, 2013 | 18 Comments

Getty Technology has often been called a democratizer in education, allowing students from all backgrounds to access the same resources and tools. Others see potential for technology to do great harm, widening an already substantial achievement gap related to issues of equity. Access to technology costs money and some fear lower-income schools and students will […]

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