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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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Assessing Digital Literacy: Standards, Tools, & Techniques

July 27, 2016

(Image Source) Standards and Techniques for Assessing Digital Literacy are Emerging Digital literacy is like any other core curricular subject. It is no longer an option, just as reading and math are not. Students must be digitally competent if they are to be successful in school and in their professional and personal lives as adults. […]

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Can Digital Visual Learning be used to Teach Common Core ELA, History, & Science

July 21, 2016

Visual Digital Tools can Play a Meaningful Role in Teaching Common Core Subjects Yes, it can.  And, if used properly, visual learning offers teachers and students a simplified path to meeting the challenges associated with ELA Common Core, including quantity, rigor, and a lack of precise resources. In terms of quantity, teachers are asked to […]

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6 Challenges of E-Learning That Educators Should Strive to Overcome

July 13, 2016

Being Aware of These Online Learning Challenges can Help Educators Create Better Experiences for Their Students Have you noticed that e-learning has been developing rapidly? Its progress influences the results of online education in a positive way. 2016 has already introduced surprising eLearning trends that help people all over the world. There has been quite […]

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The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

June 29, 2016

Music can Have a Powerful Impact on Students’ Mindset and Academic Performance As an avid fan of many types of music, and a recording singer, songwriter, & guitarist, I can clearly appreciate the many ways in which music can positively impact our mind set and our abilities. If you’ve ever listened to classical music while thinking […]

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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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A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

June 8, 2016

Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative and Performance Assessment at the Heart of Learning ad Accountability”, published in January 2015 by Stuart Kahl of Measured Progress,  Bryan Goodwin of McREL International, and Peter Hofman. After examining the unimpressive results that decades […]

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Re-Balancing Assessment: Moving Towards More Formative and Performance Based Approaches

June 7, 2016

Part 1 of 2 Suggesting an Improved Approach to Accountability and Testing I recently had an informative discussion with Stuart Kahl, founding principal of Measured Progess. Stuart has been at the forefront of large-scale education assessment for decades. Those who read EmergingEdTech regularly know that we’ve been exploring the importance of assessment as an opportunity to evolve educational […]

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Zeducation! A New Way to Get Kids Excited About Science, Museums, & Learning

May 26, 2016

“We now know that kids today learn differently than we did, and it’s because of a fundamental difference in the their lives compared to ours at their age … “ When I was young it was easy to get excited about science. Neil Armstrong had just become the first person to walk on the moon, we […]

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