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Varun Arora is the founder and CEO of OpenCurriculum, a California-based technology nonprofit aimed at bringing openness and innovation to K-12 education aro...
Educate for happiness: Build bridges not theme parks
Badgestack Is An Open-Source Tool For Gamifying Learning
Humans are conditioned for overstimulation and overscheduling, which become chronic stressors that lead to behavioral, mood and attention disorders.
Every education technology startup in the world needs a teacher, but MaRS senior advisor Aron Solomon argues that in places such as Canada (and Sweden) this is.
Here's my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you've got two choices for your viewing.
CTV News Loren Christie: An educational trip to Africa CTV News Not all education happens at school. There is so much additional benefit to travel than the words holiday and vacation seem to imply.
So I’ve been playing around with a little bit of App Smashing in my classroom – or App Synergy as it is sometimes called. I just like the smashing part – it must be the cave man in me.
Ars Technica Zurich 2016: First "Cybathlon" is fine with "technology doping" Ars Technica In October 2016, Switzerland will hold the world's first-ever Cybathlon, an international olympic competition for athletes who use advanced prosthetics and...
Not long ago, we looked at typing speed on iPads vs laptops. The studies cited found that on average, users typed 2-5 words per minute faster on an iPad than on a traditional keyboard.
The Guardian Facebook reveals plans for solar-powered drones to boost internet access The Guardian The social network has revealed details of its Connectivity Lab, a team of people, including experts from Nasa, which is working on new aerospace and...
When Classroom Culture Conflicts With EdTech EdSurge Teachers have a multitude of tools to choose from. Not every tool can exactly match every teachers' pedagogical approach.
MakerBot is targeting tomorrow’s engineers and today's university graduates with the announcement of a new initiative to help transform colleges - and businesses - into MakerBot Innovation Centres.
Using Online and Blended Learning To Help Students Design Their Educational ... T.H.E.
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool
Today, February 5th, 2014, is Digital Learning Day. According to its website, the focus of this awareness campaign is "about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career." To celebrate, here are 5 of the best, must-follow #edtech curators on Scoop.it. Continue reading →
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...
Non-profits can help their constituents sort through the clutter. Discipline is needed!
Unlike many tech startups, EverFi didn't start in a garage. Rather, the edtech company that now is one of D.C.'s best-known startup success stories began in an RV, in which CEO Tom Davidson and his cofounders drove ...
You’ll probably see a lot of things about beating procrastination, being more productive and focusing better floating around our site. Probably because I’m one of those folks who falls into the trap of LOOK AT ALL THE SHINY THINGS ON THE INTERNET!
5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework (RT @Milw_Mac_Guy: 5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework http://t.co/nWGrRVV6Gb #edtech http://t.co/qk3iNQo0Cv)...
How Millennials Really Feel About Technology Huffington Post As a 22-year old "millennial," I find that a lot of assumptions are made about the way my generation relates to and feels about technology.
Five Things I Want Teachers To Know About Edtech EdSurge Over the course of my time as a student, I have been lucky enough to see technology evolve from dial-up Internet and floppy disks, to high speed wireless and pocket-sized mobile computers.
Awesome, from the mouth of a student...
10 Social Media Sites For Education (Social Learning? 10 Social Media Sites For Teachers & Students http://t.co/SDYl8l8Jnn #edtech #21stedchat)
One thing that every teacher strives for – regardless of the age, subject matter, or grade level they teach – is effectiveness. I don’t know any teacher who wouldn’t agree that they want to be an effective teacher.
I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote Voluntary Free Re...
Edtech startup Engrade lands $50m jackpot from McGraw-Hill Education ITProPortal Education startup Engrade has struck the big time with McGraw-Hill Education deciding the fork out around $50 million [£30.5 million] to buy the company.