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Future of Education Technology

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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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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