Monthly Archives: April 2011

Interview | Kathy Schrock’s Guidance for Educators

Kathy Schrock is one of the most well-known names in education and technology. She’s been teaching, writing, blogging, speaking, presenting, connecting, de-jargonizing, helping, instructing, informing, guiding, and (more recently) tweeting in the area since before most schools were even connected … Continue reading

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Trends: Lifelong Kindergarten

Here’s an interesting discussion from two leading minds in education and technology — the MIT media lab’s Nicholas Negroponte and Mitch Resnick — discussing Resnick’s concept of Lifelong Kindergarten. It actually begins at 1:19. The MIT media lab has long … Continue reading

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Cool Tool: CourseHero

Students can access excellent learning materials (more than 6,500,000 student-uploaded documents from over 5,000 universities worldwide all searchable by school, department, course or professor); they can access tutors (think: night before a calculus exam – what do you do?); they … Continue reading

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Report: Growth in Educator Email Use on Mobile Devices

K-12 teachers seem to be tapping in on handhelds to view their school-based email, according to Email Trends in the Education Market 2011. The fifth annual MDR study of how educators and marketers are using email these days provides insight into educators’ … Continue reading

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Trends: Scaling Postsecondary Tech Success

Here’s a bit of good news on the innovation in education front: Today, Next Generation Learning Challenges announced grants to help and expand innovative technology-enabled approaches that improve U.S. college completion rates. Of 600+ applicants, 29 organizations get $10.6 million (individual grants range … Continue reading

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