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Future of Education Technology

9 Educational Technologies That are Most Exciting Right Now (2016-17 Update)

September 27, 2016

As we Settle into Another new School Year, These Technologies are Poised to Make a Difference I find it fun this time of year to think about how things have evolved since we started the last school year (when I wrote this similarly themed post). Which technologies have been getting more attention from teachers, and […]

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Want to Understand Blockchain Better? Watch Don Tapscott’s TED Talk.

August 29, 2016

(Image  Source) A Good Explanation of the “Digitized Trust” Technology Poised to Change our World (and yes, That Includes Education). Don Tapscott is a brilliant, highly respected author and speaker who has excelled at peering into the future and helping folks like you and I understand how technology is changing the world. He’s written or […]

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Socratic Used Extensive User Testing to Build Powerful Free “Digital Tutor” App

August 23, 2016

Artificial Intelligence and User Testing Empower New App That Can Provide Students Help With Many Academic Subjects Last month we at Socratic debuted our namesake free education app for high school students. It represents a new model of education apps: Our AI engine combines machine learning with educator expertise to give high school students instant […]

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Virtual Reality Applications: Poised to Transform the Learning Experience

August 9, 2016

(Image Source) The Emerging Use of Virtual Reality in our Classrooms Offers Exciting Possibilities Students often learn about other parts of the world by reading or maybe watching a video. Imagination serves to fill any of the gaps of the unseen and untouched. Now, there is a new type of technology available that can bring […]

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LifeLiqe App: Amazing Hi-Res Visual Models for STEM Subjects

August 2, 2016

Bringing Learning to Life with Interactive Visual Models This weekend I took at look at the LifeLiqe app. LifeLiqe is an app for iOS or Windows that provides over 1,000 content models for K-12 STEM subjects. These models come in various forms. Many are interactive (such as the Lion Fish image in the video below). […]

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How IBM’s Watson and Cognitive Computing can Impact Education and Outcomes

July 28, 2016

Has IBM Returned to the Halcyon Days of Offering a Technology-Enhanced Tomorrow That Will Improve the Lives of Many? Watson says, “Yes”. When I was a kid, IBM represented the exciting, science-enabled, techno-future of a SciFi nerd’s dreams. Everyone I knew was aware of the company, and if there was a futuristic movie with a computer in it, […]

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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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