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Neuman Celano library study: Educational technology worsens achievement gaps.

The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row …

Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide

A new challenge is emerging from the cracks of the digital divide: digital readiness — helping those who have Internet access, but lack the skills to …

Why a California judge just ruled that teacher tenure is bad for students

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday struck down state laws in California governing teacher tenure, ruling against teachers unions in a sweeping decision that's expected to upend how teachers are hired and fired in the state -- and possibly far beyond it.<p>The case, <i>Vergara v. California</i>, …

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.<p>Psych 101 was about to start, and Pam Mueller had forgotten her laptop at home. This meant more than lost Facebook time. A psychology grad student at Princeton, Mueller was one of the class teaching assistants. It was important she have …

New York Pulls Out Of inBloom. Ho Hum.

6 min read<p><b>NOTE</b>: An earlier version of this post included language from a draft version of a NY Assembly bill. Thanks to Paige Kowalski for pointing …

Crowdfunding Is Catching On At Schools Desperate For Cash

With the click of a mouse, the School at St. George Place physical education teacher's request for a Wii, dance video games and projection technology was sent to thousands of potential donors. Within a month, the students in the Houston Independent School District were sweating to popular Disney …

Preschool lessons: New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire.

Ours is an age of pedagogy. Anxious parents instruct their children more and more, at younger and younger ages, until they're reading books to babies …

4 Principals Of Digital Literacy

<b>4 Principles Of Digital Literacy</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>Literacy</b><p>Literacy is the ability to make sense of something, often generalized as the ability to read and …

Education Technology

Will technology make your student smarter? | Parenting

Can a calculator make you smarter? The QAMA calculator can. You use it just like a regular calculator, plugging in the numbers of the problem you …

Columbia University

Citigroup’s former CTO quit for a hardware startup and raised $1M on Kickstarter. Here’s how he did it (interview)

As the former global chief technology officer for Citigroup, Yobie Benjamin virtually lived on airplanes. On international flights, he would frequently see passengers struggling to listen to movies by plugging headsets into an iPad.<p>Benjamin would later quit Citigroup (with aplomb, on stage at a …

Google takes on the conference room with Chromebox for meetings

Been trying to figure out just what you'd do with a Chromebox? Google has an idea: build a new video conferencing system. At least that's what Google VP of Product Management Caesar Sengupta announced in Mountain View this morning. It's called Chromebox for meetings and, well, it's a Chromebox …

The Pitch Deck That Helped A Startup Land $6 Million From The Founders Of Dropbox, Yelp, Box, Yammer, And Gmail

His investors list reads as a who's who of Silicon Valley:<p>Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Yammer CEO David Sacks, Box CEO Aaron Levie, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, SurgarCRM CEO Larry Augustin, Zuora CEO and former Salesforce CMO Tien Tzou, Facebook VP of Partnerships Dan …

Perfecting Your Pitch

By Garage Technology Ventures <br>Download PDF version<p>Endless articles, books, and blogs have been written on the topic of business plan presentations …

Product Management

How to build a pitch deck that will ACTUALLY raise money - European startups, entrepreneurship and innovation news: Whiteboard

I’ve been building pitch-decks for the better part of the past two years. Not only for my own startup, but also for fellow-enterpreneurs who pitched …

Entrepreneurship

How To Transform An Industry And Raise The Venture Capital To Do It

The wholesale industry has been slow to adopt technology, making it ripe for an entrepreneur with an understanding of the market and an idea for bringing it online. Enter Mona Bijoor. She has experience as a corporate strategist and buyer at fashion companies, such as Ann Taylor, Chanel, …

5 Things Angel Investors Are Looking For In Your Pitch

Do your knees knock, palms sweat or voice quiver when you’re pitching for money? Some degree of nervousness is a good thing. It keeps you on your toes. But, nervousness can expose a confidence gap that will stand in the way of you getting the money your company needs to start or scale.<p>Here are nine …