Author Archives: victorrivero

High on EdTech in the Mile High City

Listening, observing, and absorbing at ISTE 2016 in Denver. GUEST COLUMN | by Mark Gura ISTE 2016 reveals the edtech field to now be significantly maturing, employing sophisticated technologies to provide crowdsourced instructional, assessment, and professional development items for teachers … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TigTag from Carolina Science Online

Tigtag is an online science teaching resource for grades K-5. Hundreds of short (3 minute), engaging, real-world science videos introduce basic science concepts and captivate young minds—teachers included. Background and preparation materials are provided for teachers, along with ready-made lesson plans and … Continue reading

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Accelerating Literacy

Personalized libraries, embedded assessments, and built-in motivation with Gideon Stein. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An adaptive reading platform that helps students, classrooms, and school districts exceed their literacy goals – all while fostering a love of reading. Sounds like … Continue reading

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The Titans of EdTech

A big problem and good idea make for the start of a never-ending adventure. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Pairing hands-on device education with software and social network collaboration, EdTech Titans has students enroll in a certification program where they must complete device repairs … Continue reading

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Shining a Light on Student Outcomes

A poorly-lit high school-to-college pathway leaves students searching in the dark. GUEST COLUMN | by Colin Mathews For generations, the surest road to success for ambitious students led to college and a bachelor’s’ degree. College graduates reliably out-earned those with only … Continue reading

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