Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cool Tool | One Idea for Learning = $5,000

You’ve got cool ideas—and you were going to make a video, anyway. So consider this: Pearson OLE  (Online Learning Exchange) is giving away $10,000 to the most creative, influential ideas that will better teaching and learning. Video submissions will be voted on … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Chegg Goes Digital

Students heading back to college and purchasing their books may have a slightly lighter load to carry: textbook rental giant Chegg is going digital, and will be steadily rolling e-textbooks on its platform offering millions of both print books and … Continue reading

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Trends | Wise, Vander Ark Discuss Digital Learning Poll

Here’s to leadership in moving education forward: Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Open Education Solutions, continue to discuss the benefits of digital learning when they review the findings from the 2011 PDK/Gallup … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Curiosity in the Classroom

What a concept: curiosity in the classroom—and that’s exactly what Intel and Discovery Education have teamed up for in launching Curiosity in the Classroom—to satisfy students’ curiosity and extend learning concepts found in Discovery Channel’s television series of the same name. Examining a … Continue reading

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Teaching to the Common Core Standards

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Working for the past 15 years in an underperforming inner city school district, I have become intimately familiar with the need to align all lessons to the state—and now federal—standards. This year, our district … Continue reading

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