enhancing education through technology

A two-way audio system gives teachers the opportunity to listen in on multiple small group discussions simultaneously

With Lightspeed’s FLEXCAT, all students at Fremont County District 6 have a chance to be heard

With VideoANT, you can collaboratively annotate videos

VideoANT is a free tool for collaboratively annotating videos. I first wrote about VideoANT back in 2010. Recently, as I learned from Nathan Hall, VideoANT received a major facelift that makes it easier to use than it was before. The first improvement to note is that the service is now built on HTML5, which means that Flash is no longer needed.

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Breaking the 'Hype-to-Failure' Cycle of Ed Tech in India

Despite earnest efforts like one laptop per child or Aakash tablets, why is it that ed-tech solutions touted by the mainstream press as innovative in developing countries seem entirely impractical in [these] settings? That's the hot-button question presented in a recent report, "Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools [APS]."

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Tennessee District Announces Schools Participating in Tech Initiative

Knox County (Tenn.) Schools has made a push to implement more technology in the classroom through its "School Technology Challenge." The program's mission is to have one technology device for each student and teacher. A total of 28 schools applied to be a part of the pilot initiative.

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Ohio District Takes Technology to its Limit

Technology is so prevalent today, why not engage students in school with the same interactive devices and communication tools they love using? That’s the approach the Princeton City (Ohio) School District is taking to complement classroom instruction, and it is definitely working.

Ramsey (N.J.) Students, Teachers Give iPad Initiative Glowing Review

Educators at Smith Middle School in Ramsey (N.J.) are using apps and a 'flipped classroom' technique to integrate the technology into eighth-grade classrooms.

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Lenovo Unveils a K12 Chromebook

Given the brutal wear and tear of a K12 environment, Lenovo has added features to its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook to protect the unit in case it is dropped, such as a rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners, and its hinges and hinge brackets are built to last more than 50,000 open/close cycles at school. 

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Plattsmouth (Neb.) School Staff Unveil 1:1 Laptop Technology Proposal

Plattsmouth Community Schools' technology committee's proposal calls for all K12 teachers to receive laptops next year and high school students to receive computers in 2014.

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Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI

By using myON Reader’s vast online library and involving the greater community, educators can transform how students think of reading

An Ounce of Prevention

Project 2020 Turns High School Dropouts into Graduates

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