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Future of Education Technology

Exciting Changes at the Flipped Learning Network – Please Come See!

July 12, 2016

New Site and Mission to Nurture the Emerging Worldwide Community of Flipped Educators   Flipped Learning continues to expand everywhere as a grassroots movement … not something ‘forced’ from the top down or pushed on districts by government entities, but a concept passionately embraced by the practitioners who live it every day. Teachers across the […]

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Meet Milo! A Robot ‘Kid’ That Excels at Teaching Social Skills to Kids With Autism

June 30, 2016

“This robot, programmed to teach kids about a wide range of social interactions, is proving more successful than humans in helping children with autism, by a long shot.” I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Pam Rollins, an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas. Rollins played a pivotal […]

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The Magic of Biometric Eye-Tracking in Education and Rehabilitation

June 23, 2016

Image Source Education Technology Application and Content Designers Can Benefit From This Emerging Technology Biometric eye-tracking has many potential applications and it can make a valuable contribution to education. The technology is used to measure the impact of visual stimuli and provides insight into cognitive and emotional engagement. It tells you what people are looking at, […]

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Charting New Paths to Student Success and Degree Attainment

June 15, 2016

The Vital Need for Public and Private Collaboration to Move Education Towards new Learning Modalities “Nothing that happens is without effect. If you throw a stone in a pond, the universe isn’t quite the same as it was before.”  – W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge Deciding to take action in the pursuit of one’s life […]

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20 Excellent Education & EdTech Books for Your Essential Summer Reading List

June 14, 2016

Image Source These Books Would Make Outstanding Additions to Every Educator’s Book Shelf Books have been one of the enablers of lifelong learning that have existed since long before the Web came along, and hopefully they will remain so far into the future. I’m an avid reader. I read mostly fiction, but I break it up […]

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The Arms Race of Technology Integration – Teching Out for the Wrong Reasons

May 31, 2016

Too often technology adoption becomes a game of keeping up with the Joneses. Consider this. The edtech-loving, conference-attending English teacher at your school is on the cutting edge of learning technology. You find yourself folding in new platforms and digital communication tools to your lesson plan to keep pace with the English class, trying to […]

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Emerging Industries and Implications for Education and Our Students and Children

May 19, 2016

Learning and looking ahead so we can help young people experience less of this. (Image Source) Getting a Leg up on What Tomorrow’s Work Place Holds for our Students, our Children, and Ourselves This week we’ve been exploring the new book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and the author, […]

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Skills Higher Ed Needs to Ramp Up For: BIG DATA and its Big Impact

May 18, 2016

(Image Source) Big Data is Touching our Lives More Than Most Realize, and Every Industry will be Looking for Big Data Analysis Skills This week we’ve been exploring the book THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE, published earlier this year by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and yesterday we explored Robotics. Today we look at Big […]

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Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

May 17, 2016

(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Imagine if, in the middle of the 20th century, you lived in “coal country” in America and you had access to knowledge that the coal industry was going […]

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MadAboutMattering – A Brilliant Collaboration from 3 Inspiring Education and Technology Leaders

April 20, 2016

Modeling Compassion Driven Innovation  This Undertaking is Enabling Students to Make a Difference and Solve Real World Problems I am delighted to see that three education and technology powerhouses have joined together in an inspired effort designed to help students follow their passions and make a difference. This is a really exciting undertaking that combines […]

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