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Future of Education Technology

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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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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