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A few last cool stories to say goodbye

Thu, 30 May 2013 08:51:04 +0000

A chance to say goodbye and highlight a few last stories/products/companies worth a closer look.

Dell's new Latitude 3330: Making Common Core assessments a reality

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:47:04 +0000

Dell's new laptop for schools is slick. But what's much more interesting is how it envisions it being used to support the latest generation of student assessments.

Ed-Fi Alliance: Taming the state and local data beasts

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:26:05 +0000

You've heard about InBloom. Now the Ed-Fi Alliance is bringing even more big data sensibility to states and districts.

Tableau Software: Analytics for everyone, now free for students and teachers

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:58:05 +0000

Tableau Software recently announced that it would begin giving away its Tableau Desktop analytics software. Having spent some time with the tool, I can say that this could mark a turning point in the way students think about data. Solving our CS shortage 1 teacher, 1 student at a time

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:52:04 +0000

We can't even import enough programmers to meet the demand, and the shortage is only going to get worse, no thanks to our out-of-touch educational priorities in this country.

Congressional education report: 5 years and $700k to recommend "equity"

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:20:05 +0000

A lengthy effort to examine the state of education in American schools released their final report today. Apparently, we need equity in our schools.

Next-gen LEGO Mindstorms + Autodesk = Huge educational potential

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:51:04 +0000

It's Valentine's Day. It's LEGO World. And I'm in love with the new Mindstorms EV3.

inBloom launches with Gates/Carnegie funds to unify e-learning services

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:32:05 +0000

Despite the recent explosion in ed tech applications and services, adoption and use of data remains a significant challenge. InBloom's new platform just may change that.

Dell Latitude 10 Essentials and Project Ophelia - Two very different approaches to student computing

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:56:05 +0000

Dell announced a new budget configuration for its Latitude 10 tablet at CES this week, along with the Dell Wyse Project Ophelia zero client, giving two very different options for improving student computing access.

Share With 911: Empowering the school community to keep kids safe

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:32:04 +0000

Sharewith911 may just be the best solution I've seen for improving school safety. And it's incredibly simple, leveraging ubiquitous classroom and consumer technology.

Simple, low-tech solutions for school safety

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:27:05 +0000

Before politicians take the next 4 years to debate gun control legislation of dubious merit, there are things that schools, districts, and communities can begin doing right now to keep our kids safer at school.

Dell empowers student leaders through the Dell Education Challenge

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:48:04 +0000

This past fall, Dell launched its Education Challenge as part of its larger social innovation efforts. Last week, the company announced the winners at Dell World and they bring some great ideas to the table.

Sandy Hook Elementary: This could have been any school, any of our kids

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:37:04 +0000

Words are woefully inadequate here, but I'm a writer, so I have to write something.

The US education system didn't get any thanks at our table this year

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:43:05 +0000

It wasn't so long ago that many students and parents considered themselves lucky to have access to public education in the States. I'm afraid, though, that I'm headed into 2013 utterly discouraged by the system.

Livescribe proves that the pen isn't dead yet

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 08:23:05 +0000

The Sky wifi smartpen from Livescribe makes a pen and paper work in a tablet world.

Canvas Network: Instructure takes on Coursera, et al, with a unique approach to MOOCs

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 07:19:04 +0000

It seems as though every company offering a MOOC can get millions in venture funding lately. Can Instructure's new approach to public online courses shake up the market?

Daily Edventures with Microsoft's Anthony Salcito [Video]

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:46:05 +0000

I recently had the chance to talk with Microsoft's Vice President for Worldwide Education as part of his Daily Edventures project. Here's the result.

Blackboard founder and CEO resigns - What it means for the LMS industry

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:50:05 +0000

Michael Chasen announced this week that he's leaving the company he founded 15 years ago and transformed into an ed tech powerhouse. Why now?

Are Big Data approaches the answer to K12 educational pain points?

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:49:05 +0000

It seems to me that big corporations have it all figured out: They've been using business intelligence and data analytics for years to drive businesses. For schools, though, BI is in its infancy.

Interview: Marshall Tuck, CEO of the Partnership for LA Schools

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:00:00 +0000

The Partnership for LA Schools is doing some pretty incredible work and has the data to back up its approaches.