Trending on YouTube: Bill Nye the Science Guy?

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It’s never a big surprise to visit the YouTube Trends Blog and see that political videos  (such as Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention and Obama’s rendition of “Call Me Maybe”), blockbuster trailers (such as the Spiderman vs. Batman faceoff), Continue reading

Educational Navigation for Parents of Special Needs Children

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myEdGPS is a new free online tool to help families with autistic and special needs children. It provides “education navigation,” a way that parents can fully understand the process certain schools have for helping special needs students. myEdGPS founder Adam Continue reading

EdTech Survey: No Gains, No Losses

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A new self-assessment survey of educational technology use conducted by Software and Industry Information Association reveals schools are holding steady when it comes to technology use, with no marked decreases or increases reported. However, they would like to do better. Continue reading

Stanford Assigns Vice Provost of Online Learning

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This week, Stanford University announced the appointment of John Mitchell to serve as Vice Provost for Online Learning. This signifies the university is getting serious about the Stanford Online initiative to reach more students around the world and to address the transforming Continue reading

Blended Learning Advocate Highlights “Race to the Top”

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The Race to the Top contest is a $4.35 billion contest by the U.S. Department of Education funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Stimulus. The contest invites applicants to demonstrate how they Continue reading

Students Don’t Need Internet to Cheat – Math Teacher Gives Them Answers Because “They’re Dumb as Hell”

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As we hear about more instances of students using technology to cheat, whether that’s via their mobile devices or plagiarizing in online education courses (such as the incidents in Coursera’s classes), many educators are starting to see the downside of Continue reading

Verbling: Instantly Connecting Language Learners Around the World

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I remember my constant frustration when, years into high school Spanish, I was still unable to communicate with native speakers. Sure, my grammar skills looked great on paper, and I aced the vocabulary sections on my exams. I was able Continue reading

Upvotes! USF Instructors Offer University of Reddit Courses

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This deserves an upvote. Two University of South Florida professors have set up two courses on the University of Reddit, an open-forum educational platform popularized by the social-news site Reddit. Reddit is an outstanding resource for catching up on news, Continue reading

ClassDojo: Less Time Policing, More Time Teaching

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ClassDojo is a free classroom management system that has attracted the attention of over 3.5 million users since the startup’s launch last year. Before starting the company, founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don identified what they perceived to be the Continue reading

Tweetables: This Week’s Top News That’s Fit to Share

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Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles.  Teachers Get Techy: Education-Focused Startups Are Making In-Roads into Classrooms Time Magazine reports on how edtech startups Continue reading