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Uber, Airbnb, Top Hat

A successful edtech startup founder discusses big changes for higher education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  “Let’s make education better.” That’s the simple idea that brought co-founder Mike Silagadze (pictured) and Mohsen Shahini together to create Top Hat. Being engineers, … Continue reading

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Powerful Models for EdTech

SAMR too complicated? Try “learning how vs. learning about”. GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Harris The SAMR model has been around for a while now. It is a model that helps teachers understand to what degree they have impacted their … Continue reading

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Committed to Doing Right for Students

IN CLOSE WITH | Ken Wallace As the superintendent of Maine Township High School District 207, Ken Wallace, Ph.D., holds the belief that every teacher deserves specialized coaching and professional development. Here, he talks about the importance of coaching, and … Continue reading

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The Process of Assessing Student Learning Is Broken

A product strategist’s perspective on data for teachers. GUEST COLUMN| by Hilary Scharton In the current assessment landscape, all schools are required to assess students because of past and recent legislature — the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and … Continue reading

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21st Century Show-and-Tell

Communicating beyond text in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Ryan Eash Incorporating technology into the classroom can set the foundation for greater student and instructor success, especially in online or blended learning environments. However, technology should not play the … Continue reading

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