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A BUDGET FOR EDTECH? Fresh off the press from South by Southwest. The Obama administration has submitted the first budget request specifically for education technology in nearly 12 years. The 2015 budget, which includes $69 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Education, earmarks $
I started this school year by participating in Educator’s Innovation Day. The day was dedicated for educators to work individually or in groups on anything they wanted to work on around the theme of improving education. I spent the day…Read more →
EXPLORA-MORE-IUM: True to its name, the San Francisco Exploratorium--a Disneyland-like lab for learning--has a series of free STEM resources that educators can, well, explore. Activities, apps, worksheets, and more cover topics from the “sweet” science of candy to optical illusions. ELA and social s
Within the business and education sectors, some people prefer to maintain a ‘professional’ social network for work-related communication and collaboration, while maintaining a ‘personal’ social network to communicate and share with family and friends. Others prefer to merge or integrate … Continue reading →
I recently attended a provocative session at Educon. For those who don’t know Educon is an annual education Conference held at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia each year on the week before the Super Bowl. It is a conference of discussion as opposed to a conference of presentation. Each of the sessions is a […]
This weekend Edsurge will bring its Tech for Schools Summit to Baltimore. Acting Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Education, Jim Shelton, will keynote and 900 educators have signed up to learn about new tech tools and digital content. The Baltimore Summit comes on the heels of the wildly successful EdSurge Silicon Valley Summit which drew 600+ educators. Prior to Silicon Valley, EdSurge hosted similar events in Chicago and Rhode Island.
MASTERYCONNECT: $3.375 million to Sandy, UT-based MasteryConnect from its Series A investors, reports Dow Jones. The investment was led by Catamount Ventures, with participation from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Deborah Quazzo of GSV Advisors, Learn Capital and previous angel investors.
SERVE AND PROTECT: Following yesterday's "School Privacy Zone" Summit, hosted by nonprofit Common Sense Media, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the release of new guidelines through the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). According to the USDOE's press release, the guidelines
Collaborative learning has always been with us. Educators have for ages shared ideas and methods with other educators that they came in contact with on a face-to-face basis. Most educators insist that face to face connections are their best connections. Unfortunately, for some educators, it is their only form of professional collaboration. Technology, however, has […]
From my introduction to Dan Pink through his book Drive I was amazed at how he could write a book about business that pertained so much to what educators do. It was not in the sense of how to create widgets, which is often a business approach to education, but rather what incents people to […]
In this interview, author-educator Sue Stephenson talks about the power of laughter, humor and joy to transform schools and the lives of children. "The work I continue to do in professional learning communities, school culture and intervention," she says, "is based on the belief that without an atmosphere of happiness and trust, no PLC will be able to sustain itself over time."