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Future of Education Technology

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

March 29, 2016

How we Assess Student Learning is Long Overdue for a Change There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Some ambitious educator(s) even started a Facebook page to petition for an end to grading in their district. Further exploration of the topic reveals that the […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: MobyMax CEO Glynn Willett

March 22, 2016

A Fascinating Look at the Future of Adaptive Curriculum and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning   MobyMax is a leader in the world of online curricula for grades K-8. Their powerful Adaptive Learning platform is estimated to be in use in over half of the elementary and middle school math, reading, and science classrooms in the U.S. […]

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4K Video is Going to be Amazing! 7 Examples to Check Out Now

February 29, 2016

(Image Source) The Next Big Enhancement in What we are Watching on the Web and on Our TVs is 4K Video, and it’s Pretty Sweet 4K Video “refers to a horizontal resolution of approximately 4,000 pixel”. The television standard for 4K is also referred to as Ultra Hi Def. It comes in a few flavors […]

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16 Ways the 2016 Horizon Report Indicates That Higher Ed is Undergoing a Seismic Shift

February 16, 2016

“The Only Constant is Change” – Heraclitus Most of us in higher education realize that the winds of change are blowing strong. Some of the gusts may be damaging, but some can also provide a breath of fresh air and promise. While there are many who decry the push for higher education to better prepare […]

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16 Things I Love About the 2016 National Education Technology Plan

January 19, 2016

The 2016 NETP is Packed with Important Ideas, Good Examples, and Smart Partnerships The DOE’s Office of Education Technology recently published the 2016 National Education Technology Plan. The plan is titled, “Future Ready Learning. Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education”. While “love” is not a word many of us in the world of education may often use […]

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Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May be Biting Off More Than It Can Chew

December 22, 2015

The Intent is Admirable, but How Achievable is it? I remember a friend saying he thought No Child Left Behind was a good thing simply because it was being said – the statement itself, coming from the Executive Office of The White House was a good thing. And in some ways it was. But it […]

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Newsela PRO – an Individualized, Adaptive Reading Comprehension Platform

December 16, 2015

This Powerful Reading Comprehension Skills Development System is Aligned to Common Core and NGSS Standards Yesterday, we got a good look at Newsela, with a focus on the many things teachers and students can do with the free edition of the tool. Today, we take a deeper look, exploring functionality that is specific to the […]

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Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development

December 15, 2015

Adaptive Platform Delivers Reading Materials at 5 Different Reading Levels, With Built in Assessments How would you like to be able to give students reading assignments focused on current events that are geared to their reading level? Could you use sets of articles focused on topics in the sciences, social studies, law, health, arts, and […]

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Schools Embrace Gesture Based Learning with Interactive Play Platform from MotionMagix™

December 10, 2015

Talk About “Active Learning”! When Will Interactive Wall & Floor Systems Become More Common in our Schools? Ed Note: I welcomed this post from Anup Tapadia … I think these types of interactive systems have so much potential in education, but I see very little about these in the education or technology press and social […]

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Help Deliver Better Learning From Textbooks with the OpenStax College “Concept Coach”

November 19, 2015

OpenStax College is Testing Embedded Coaching Software for Their OER Textbooks … and YOU can Help. More and more teachers, administrators, and #edtech enthusiasts like yours truly are becoming big fans of the work that OpenStax College is doing. Backed by grants from the Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation among others, this Rice University […]

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