Can Apps Help Babies Learn Or Not?

On August 13, 2013, in Technology in Education, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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According to the non-profit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), marketers of apps for very young children are “playing the education card” to stimulate app sales, with no substantive evidence that their products actually teach kids anything or increase children’s’ IQs.

Bringing Cooperative Learning Online

On July 23, 2013, in Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Is cooperative learning happening online today? After researching the topic, I feel—oddly!—like I’m not exactly sure.

The State of Digital Education — Are You Ready for Disruption?

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Just as it has disrupted major industries like telecommunications and retail, the Internet is now rapidly disrupting educational paradigms as well.

Essay Grading Software: Indispensible or Insulting?

On April 9, 2013, in Assessment & Testing, Technology in Education, Uncategorized, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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How would you feel about having your essays or short written test answers graded by a software program? Instead of getting results back days or weeks later from an instructor, you’d get instant feedback — and a chance to rewrite the piece for a better grade.

Can Live Online Tutoring Boost US Academic Achievement?

On December 18, 2012, in Technology in Education, Tutoring, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Is live online tutoring “the answer” to America’s educational challenges? Probably not – but it can undoubtedly help deliver affordable, high-quality tutoring to many kids and adults.

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Today’s Teaching Technology Landscape – What’s Most Important and Most Wanted

On December 4, 2012, in In The News, Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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The trend in classroom tech over the past decade, of course, has been towards “broadening adoption and deeper integration” of digital media across all age groups…

7 Highly Recommended YouTube Channels for Tutors and Teachers

On November 27, 2012, in Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, video, by Scott Cronenweth
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The challenge with finding good YouTube videos to support learners is: how to sort through all those channels and videos to identify the quality content you need, without spending countless hours watching video yourself?

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Edmodo in Action

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Dubbed “Facebook for education,” Edmodo can be used in an almost endless variety of ways by teachers and students.

The Teacher’s Apple

On November 13, 2012, in Education Industry, Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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As more and more laptops, smartphones and tablets find their way into college, high school and increasingly even middle school and grade school classrooms, more and more of that equipment is designed and sold by Apple. Why haven’t tech giants like Microsoft been more successful at taking market share from Apple in this growing market?

11 Most “Wicked Awesome” Education Infographics I’ve Seen Lately

On November 7, 2012, in Education, General, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Who doesn’t love a good infographic?