Robo-Graders: Boon or Bane?

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After spending hours taking standardized tests, students often have to wait months to receive score results. What inevitably takes the longest to grade are the essays. Pearson education company estimates that human graders, working at their fastest, may be able Continue reading

Interactive Whiteboards – The Next iPad?

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In a recent press release, Simba Information showed just how impactful interactive whiteboards have become, stating that interactive whiteboards (or IWBs) “were used in 29.5% of K-12 classrooms for at least 5.1 hours a day…IWBs were found to have the Continue reading

Integrating Accessible Technology into Early Learning Environments to Close the Achievement Gap

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After three years of research, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC ) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media recently released a joint position statement titled “Technology and Interactive Media as Tools Continue reading

Trend: Growing Number of Investments & Start-Ups Working to Crack the Education Market

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Education tech is the hottest trend hitting Silicon Valley. According to the Wall Street Journal, technologists are becoming more interested in turning education into profitable businesses. This growing interest is fueling start-ups to innovate in the education space to make Continue reading

[INFOGRAPHIC] Our Future Demands STEM

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As a student at Cal, it feels like every other person I meet is majoring in something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). So when I came across this infographic created by Microsoft, I was very surprised at Continue reading

Professor Ratings Sites Assist Higher Education Experiences

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We all know the story about grades – student takes class, student studies and completes assignments (hopefully), student gets a grade from the instructor – but what if we put that story in reverse? That’s exactly what college ratings sites Continue reading

Webcasting Creates an Affordable and Accessible Global University

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My dad is 57 years young and he is still attending university lectures – UC Berkeley undergraduate lectures to be exact – all from the comfort of his living room. After returning home for winter break this past December, he Continue reading

Infographic: The Truth About Facebook & Grades

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It’s beautiful day in the bay! It may feel like summer vacation, but college students everywhere are spending their day cooped up in libraries and cafés. Yep – It’s midterms season! I’ll have to admit that when the tests start, Continue reading

iPads Revolutionizing Autism Education

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Many use iPads for daily activities such as scheduling, emailing, web surfing, watching videos, and gaming, but autism classrooms are finding that the iPad can be used for so much more. This revolutionary Apple gadget has been hailed as a Continue reading

How Video Chat is Globalizing the Classroom

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Remember the days of Pen Pals? Students across the world would hand-write letters to each other (yes – with actual pen and paper!) to learn about other cultures and improve their literacy abilities. These letters could take weeks to reach Continue reading