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How can YouTube support great teachers? Can we flip education?

Published on June 30, 2012 by in teaching

As a student, I want to learn and succeed in my classes for a variety of personal motivations.   I believe that I thrive when my teachers cared about me enough to give me individualized attention.   How do we encourage this style of teaching?   To answer this question, I would like to introduce you to

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Boldly going where no one has gone before: KinectBiology.com

Most of us probably learned about cell biology in a traditional manner: lecture, books, and labs.   While these means of teaching are great, young students will soon have an alternative.   In the future, you’ll get to experience a quest through the basic lego block of life… the cell. I had the opportunity to

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I believe educational technology just became exponentially cooler. Thanks Google!

Published on June 28, 2012 by in technology

I think educational technology just became exponentially cooler! Why?  During the Google I/O 2012 conference, our amigos at Google gave us tons of new tools and platforms to help us innovate.   I love new toys!  These tools can help serve existing movements like mlearning and  game based learning.  I love seeing competition in the tablet space too.    Lower

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National STEM Video Game Challenge 2010 Youth Prize Winners

As I have reviewed materials from the GamesForChange.org conference, I have become more convinced that education has a huge impact to the future of our economic future.   I have also enjoyed seeing the results of “game based learning” challenges. The students in this video give me hope that the US can continue to be innovation

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Can gaming have a positive impact to students? Answers from GamesForChange.org

Please make sure to visit SuperBetter.com If we spend 3 billion hours a week playing online games, is it possible to direct some of that human energy to creating positive change in the real world?   Can gaming have a positive impact on students?  In the past week, I had the opportunity to explore some of

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Average debt at graduation is $25,000. How can we reduce these costs?

Published on June 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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The Gamification of Education Infographic

@MacmillanMexico The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech http://buff.ly/M0Chpy via @Knewton Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

 
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What makes a great teacher?

Why is this important? Great leaders are born from great teachers. For those that do not belong to the top 20% of society, the quality of education seems to be degrading. Over 30% of high school students never graduate. For minorities, over 50% of high school students do not finish. If we value education as

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Starting with WHY

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

My wife and I grew up in the great state of Florida. I was born and raised on the west side in the city of Tampa. Sarah was raised on the other side of the state in the shadows of the rockets on the Space Coast. We are HUGE fans of NASA. I can remember

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