If you’re looking for effective and popular school tools to test out this summer, look no further.Every week, EdSurge delivers its educator-specific INSTRUCT newsletter (sign-up here) with a section on “S’Cool Tools,” calling attention to 3-5 edtech tools we’ve found, tested, and given our surging s
What happens when mixed groups of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors spend an hour talking with each other? Invited by Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, EdSurge facilitated such a conversation on May 13 at the Milken Penn GSE competition and conference in Philadelphia.
Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple. Workflow is king and the easier it is …
The chances are good that you’re reading this article by way of an Internet connection. A link was clicked, and your browser connected to a series of networks to bring you the bits and bites of information to render on your screen. That, in simple terms, is how the Internet works. Aside from what kind of connection you use to access the Internet, you’ve likely never needed to think more about how you get information.
A possible overhaul of something called net neutrality could change all of that. A federal appeals court decision in January struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s rules regarding net neutrality, saying the FCC overstepped its authority by regulating a free and open net.
Net neutrality gives us equal access – Glenn Moses
This may seem far afield from the world of education, but according to Online Principal Glenn Moses, that’s part of the problem.
“People aren’t going to become aware of it until it’s already happened,” says Moses, principal of Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Yesterday we wrapped up a very successful second annualEdcamp Houston conference. As we learned last year and from the experiences of other edcamp organizers, it is so critical to ensure that the conference is as “unconference” as possible and that everyone in attendance has the opportunity to share their “voice” if they choose to do so.
One of the challenges with this goal is that edcamps tend to attract many of the edtech “rockstars” who are very active online and offline in sharing their skills, knowledge, and expertise with others. Many are experienced conference presenters and nearly all are not at all shy about sharing their “voice” in a discussion on various education topics.
However, voice — everyone’s voice — really is a critical component at edcamp.
If schools taught optimism, gratitide and grit alongside The Giver, long division and the carbon cycle, would students be more prepared for success? Leading research suggests the answer is a resounding yes. That's why at A+UP, these character traits are as much a part of the curriculum as reading, writing and problem-solving.
The fact that there are plenty of companies touting video-based PD as more efficient, individualized, cheaper, and faster should not surprise anyone who has been in the education game long enough to have suffered through Harry Wong.But to suggest that video versus in-person PD is the real play here
How much will it cost to "Keep calm and connect all schools"? Try $3.2 billion. That's how much CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and the EducationSuperHighway say it will cost to equip and update public K-12 schools' existing infrastructure in order to meet President Obama's goal of con
In March, Tom Loveless, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, took an outdated swipe at the logic behind moving toward a student-centered learning system. He in essence suggested that because the curriculum wars have been decided more or less empirically, that people bent on disrupting the classroom and the factory-model [...]
Education is a crucial component to success in the modern world. With the ever-progressing forms of communication and technology, we have seen an explosion of online tools and options that have become available to the mobile and tech savvy generation of today. Enhanced Models and Simulations Image via Flickr by possbeth In the past, teachers used tools …
ALL A-TWITTER: Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown acro
Today we held a very successful, second-ever Edcamp Houston. I hope to eventually be able to also say “annual” Edcamp Houston, because based on the response from last year and this year, our efforts to organize and host this event have been much appreciated by some very passionate educators, parents, students, and community members...