Michael Barker

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How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

This campus gardening project has done more than teach students about the fundamentals of organic gardening. It's taught life lessons about …

Green Evaluation: China’s Latest Reform to Deemphasize Testing

Last week the Chinese Ministry of Education launched another major reform effort to reduce the importance of testing in education. In a document sent …

First there was BYOD, but what about bringing your own internet of things?

Even as the internet of things is being driven by marketing departments who in turn are working with product engineers, it’s also creating another …

L.A. Unified School District Wants iPads for All 640,000 Students

Back in June, the Los Angeles Unified School District awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. Under its terms, the …

Ed-tech startup Silverback raises $2.5M so no child gets left behind

Student success depends on more than just the student. Silverback Learning has raised $2.5 million for its educational-tech platform that rallies the community to help students reach their full potential.<p>Silverback’s flagship product is called Mileposts. It brings together students, parents, …

Big data goes to college: ed tech startup Civitas Learning scores $8.75M

Colleges and universities are sitting on mounds of data that could lead to all kinds of valuable insights – like which students are most at risk for …

3D Printing Will Explode in 2014 When Key Patents Expire

Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In …