Kickboard Founder and CEO Shares Insights on New Orleans’ Emerging Edtech Scene

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Kickboard is a web-based school analytics platform that allows educators to gather insights based on student performance data, and to date they have raised $2.8 million in funding. The startup is based in New Orleans, a city with a budding Continue reading

What’s the Point of Going to School?

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As we evaluate emerging tools and technologies for students and teachers, it is important to take a step back and consider the big picture. What should students be getting out of school in the long run? What is considered a Continue reading

Tweetables: Weekly News That’s Good Enough to Tweet

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#26Acts of Kindness: Honoring the Fallen at Sandy Hook

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Friday’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary left our country devastated, and have many of us wondering what we can possibly do — even in a very small way — to help alleviate the suffering of Newtown families and to honor Continue reading

VIDEO: Seth Godin TedX Talk on Education

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This morning’s newsletter from principal of Union Square Ventures, Fred Wilson, featured Seth Godin’s TedXYouth talk on education. medrol without prescription nizoral capsules buy look finasteride no prescription canada discount ed rx india Seth explains how education evolved and asserts Continue reading

Successful Students Have Strong Life Skills, Not Just Cognitive Skills

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Today, Greg Toppo at USA Today examined how student success may be linked to personality traits more than specific cognitive skills. Specifically, scientists are starting to to consider traits like grit, perseverance, conscientiousness and optimism as indicators of how successful Continue reading

Digital Textbooks Could Save Schools Up to $3 Billion a Year

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It might sound counter intuitive, but placing a digital tablet in every American student’s hands will actually save public schools $3 billion per year. AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka reported on an education gathering last week hosted by the FCC and the Continue reading