Author Archives: victorrivero

Getting Social

How social media proves to be a valuable educational tool for children. GUEST COLUMN | by Carole Thompson Social media has a very ambiguous role in our education system. Nobody is sure what to make of it — whether to … Continue reading

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The MOOCs Completion Conundrum

Developing tools that empower professors and scale the best of teaching. GUEST COLUMN | by Dror Ben-Naim One of the great ironies of online learning is that a tool created to foster personalized learning is actually quite impersonal, in practice. It doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Trends | We Are Smarter than Me

Becky Splitt, co-founder of StudyBlue, presented at TEDxMadison about the power of collaborative learning and the opportunities for technology to bring students together. As she argues, in today’s digital world, the opportunity to bring learners together is not just an improvement … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Ginkgotree

You may like this app – it lets you customize the world’s best educational content. It’s a web tool for educators to assemble all of their course materials in one unified resource. Essentially a content management tool for textbooks, Ginkgotree is really … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Follett Classroom Connections

Want to help struggling readers with a personalized approach? A new cool tool allows educators to connect the books on the shelves with classroom instruction: Classroom Connections from Follett Learning. Classroom Connections is the Follett Shelf ebook environment’s new functionality … Continue reading

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