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Future of Education Technology

5 Educational Robots You Can Use in Your STEM Classroom

November 29, 2016

Image Source The Expanding Variety of Small Robot Kits for Educational Purposes is Ripe With Fun Possibilities for the Classroom One of the most innovative technological concepts currently available is the idea of using robots for teaching children. Robotics is a fascinating field that can benefit students from elementary school all the way up to […]

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The Digital Disruption of Education is Under Way. Are YOU Ready?

November 15, 2016

Image Source The Tools, the Science, How we Credential Students … all are Evolving, at a Quickening Pace I gave this talk at the ICIET 2016 conference in Los Angeles, CA, early this year, and have been meaning to “memorialize” it in video format. This weekend I finally got around to it.  Many industries have […]

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Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

October 26, 2016

Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there! With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required course materials to save money. As a result, learners’ ability to effectively engage in class without immediate access to course materials is stunted, putting […]

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15 Powerful New Wearable Technologies, and Ideas for Applications in Education

October 25, 2016

Just When I Thought Wearable was Dying on the Vine, I Learned About so Many Impressive Technologies in Development or Available now … Okay, so with the thoroughly unimpressive track record of smart watches, Google Glass, and various other wearable technologies over the last few years, I’ve started to feel like this is an emerging […]

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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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