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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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A Book of Revelations: Exploring THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE by Alec Ross

May 16, 2016

(Image Source) If You’re Interested in Where the New Jobs of Tomorrow Will be and How These Changes Will Affect Your Children Over the Coming Decades, You Need to Read This Book.  At the recent Campus Insight Conference, APSCU President and former congressman Steve Gunderson strongly suggested to an assembly of CIOs and other higher […]

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The Power of Electronic Speaking Portfolios in the Language Classroom

May 3, 2016

Learning a new Language can be Quite Challenging. But Assessing Progress Doesn’t Have to be … Let’s face it: we live in a time of evidence-based teaching. Parents, administrators, and students alike now more than ever demand clear learning outcomes and, more importantly, hard evidence that we’re meeting these objectives. Naturally, when it comes to world […]

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80% of Students See Grade Rise With New Note Taking Technology

May 2, 2016

University of Nevada Students Navigate a More Successful Note Taking Strategy The need for more support and time to record and absorb lecture and study information was initially observed in my work with the limited number of students attached to our disability resource center. However, since the introduction of our initiative, there has been an […]

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5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

April 27, 2016

Technology and Reading Can Complement Each Other Well, With a Little Conscious Design Reading is multidimensional: it entails decoding of each sound, reading those sounds at an appropriate pace (fluency), then knowing how to interpret each of those word parts in order (morphology and syntax) to understand what you have read (comprehension). Beyond that, it requires […]

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5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back the Computerized Classroom

April 26, 2016

Ever found yourself frustrated by the wall of technology between your students and your teaching? In this article, Steffen Hedebrandt provides 5 ways to take back the classroom and succeed with your teaching in a way that grasps your students’ attention. Teaching has changed a lot in the last 20 years. In the 90’s, we got […]

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Mastery Learning and Grading: Changing our Approach to Outcomes and Grades

April 19, 2016

Imagine if Education Worked This Way in Most Schools … Back in 2011, I had been blogging about education for a couple of years and found myself thinking that while lots of tech tools showed promise as engaging constructs, and offered something new and exciting, I wasn’t sure that they could really change learning. Then I […]

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Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

April 18, 2016

(Image Source) Look for Ways to Make it Relevant and Fun – You and Your Students Will Come out Ahead I’m always up for a reminder about the things we need to do capture student’s attention while learning about a new subject. And it’s a great way to start the week! – KW Making your […]

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Square Peg, Round Hole: The Puzzling Pasteurization of Public Schools in America

April 4, 2016

Standardized Testing Runs Contrary to the Educational Goal of Differentiation (and Much More) When you go to a government school, you expect a great education. But, what you typically get is a mix of good and bad. And, with standardized testing, the bad can outweigh the good. That’s because standardized testing doesn’t take into account […]

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