Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trends: Rise of K-12 Blended Learning

Is online learning sweeping America? Just compare: in 2000 there were roughly 45,000 students taking online courses; in 2009, more than 3 million K-12 students were doing so. But those courses are happening in a blended-learning environment where students learn … Continue reading

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Trends: ‘Sputnik Moment’

In Obama’s State of the Union address, he calls for a ‘Sputnik Moment’ as you can read about in this AOL Original article. Futurist and edtech advocate David Thornburg has been writing about this for some time now, as you … Continue reading

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TakingITGlobal’s Top 10 EdTech Projects in 2010

TakingITGlobal | by Jennifer Corriero These days, student dropout and disengagement rates are at all-time highs, and costing billions in lost economic opportunities and crime. At the same time, global awareness and understanding across cultures is key to the future … Continue reading

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Interview | In the School Loop with Mark Gross

Before becoming a teacher, Mark Gross had a successful publishing and Internet development career. He has held executive positions at Gralla Publications, Cowles Media Company, Business 2.0 magazine, and FutureNet. But Mark wanted more than just success in business. He … Continue reading

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Report: Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent

Of all the challenges you face as a superintendent, according to the Consortium for School Networking, “technology leadership may be the one that leaves you feeling the most unprepared, uncertain and vulnerable. You’re not alone.” Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent includes … Continue reading

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