Author Archives: victorrivero

Crowdfunding in EdTech

Lessons from a bootstrapped teacherpreneur launching a crowdfunding campaign. GUEST COLUMN | by Brendan Finch Within the crucible of the classroom, educators learn what truly works. There is no grey area: inequity and the achievement gap stare, unblinkingly, at us … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | 
CueThink


CueThink is an innovative peer-to-peer iPad application designed to improve students’ critical thinking skills, math language and communication. At the heart of the platform are “thinklets” — video vignettes of solution strategies created by students with the help of scaffolds and rubrics. Learners in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Hstry


This digital learning tool that enables teachers, students and historians to create and explore interactive historical timelines. Using a platform designed to mimic social media, “Hstry” presents history in a format that is easily understood, engaging, and familiar to the 21st century student.

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Year of the Shake-Up

Five online learning predictions for 2015. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Wait  We all know that the online education space is growing at a very rapid clip, but many may not realize just how quickly it’s growing, and what some … Continue reading

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To The Cloud

When transitioning to the cloud, don’t neglect data backup and recovery. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Gleeson Like many academic institutions, the University of Maryland has been moving its operations to the cloud at a feverish pace. From small rural … Continue reading

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