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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends.<p>Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is one of the last industries to make …

Education Technology

Closing The Achievement Gap With The Power of Data

The Education Equality Index (EEI) site recently released its national data analysis findings, providing insights from high achieving schools that …

Twin Cities parents continue argument that unions protect bad teachers, hurt education

Attorneys for parents challenging Minnesota teachers union laws asked an appeals court panel Wednesday to overturn a lower court’s decision to …

Digital storybooks might be just as good as an adult reading to a child

Young children can learn just as much from a story delivered entirely via a digital device as they can from an adult reading a dead-trees version of …

Under Trump, Ed-Tech Leadership Is Big Question Mark

—Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP<p>From his seat in the East Room of the White House, Joseph South had a clear view of Barack Obama’s teleprompter, and he …

Education Technology

Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

Mexican-American toddlers born in the U.S. do not develop nearly as fast as white toddlers when it comes to language and pre-literacy skills. That's the main finding of a new study by the Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley.<p>The study followed 4,550 …

John Oliver Calls Out America's Racist, Broken Prison System: 'We Are Doing A Terrible Job'

On Sunday, John Oliver's main story was a look at the racism and corruption inherent in the American prison system, and our national apathy toward it. And if you think that sounds terribly unfunny, you're right ... Oliver doesn't find it funny either.<p>But don't despair: there's a puppet sing-along …

Celebrities React To Chokehold Victim, Eric Garner's, Death On Twitter

The death of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner has stirred outrage among police brutality opposition.<p>Here are Twitter reactions of celebrities who have taken to social media in support of justice for the “Gentle Giant” and father of six.

39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color

Established writers of color offer priceless advice for those just starting out.<p>For people of color, the writing industry can seem an especially challenging space, particularly for those just starting out. We spoke with 20 established writers of color – cultural writers, investigative reporters, …

InformED

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now …

Educators Send Flipboard Magazines Into the Classroom

MagMaker / June 27, 2014<p>Recently we’ve noticed a number of blog posts that describe how teachers are creating Flipboard magazines to collect and …

7 big mistakes K-12 education needs to avoid in 1:1 computing plans

After spending a number of years working in the educational tech sector, I can safely pinpoint the two camps that make up the meandering discussion …

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the …

Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac And Windows

Only a few old desktop PCs were located in the district's public schools, and his limited budget made it difficult to place a big order for new computers. Being in a working-class community, where 95% of the students receive free or reduced-cost lunches, most students didn't have access to …

15 Gifts For The Man Who Needs A Style Upgrade

<b>Well, here we are.</b> Three weeks away from Thanksgiving and we're already thinking about holiday gifts. The holiday season seems to grow every year, as does the list of people you need to procure presents for. As always, we're here to help. And our first guide is for a tough customer. He's that guy …

Photographer Who Took Obama Selfie Picture Says We're All Reading It Wrong

The man who took the picture showing President Obama posing for a selfie said Wednesday that the world was getting a very skewed interpretation of his snapshot.<p>Roberto Schmidt, a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse, caught Obama goofing around with British prime minister David Cameron and …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Nike LeBron 11 “Forging Iron” – Officially Unveiled

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>22<p>22<p>SHARES<p>Paying homage to LeBron James’ strength and resolve, Nike presents the “Forging Iron” colorway of …

Nike KD 6 “OKC Away” – Officially Unveiled

Author:<p>Patrick<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>It's easy to find that extra motivation to overcome a deficit on the court when you have thousands of …

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>15<p>15<p>SHARES<p>Ducati has unveiled the 1199 Superleggera, the Italian brand’s new limited-production lightweight …

Slavery As ‘Innovation’ and Other Provocative Ideas: What I Learned From Henry Louis Gates’s ‘Many Rivers to Cross’

Henry Louis Gates’s new PBS show takes a hard look at American colonists as innovators in racism and slavery. Jamelle Bouie on the provocative claims …

Sequestration Cuts Lead To Bigger Classes, Shuttered Arts Programs In Schools

Every time the sky opens up and rain pours onto the strawberry fields of rural Stilwell, Okla., Rocky Mountain Public School can count on getting soaked.<p>It rains through the leaky cafeteria roof. Sometimes, water gets in through the door.<p>The school was built around 1965. Because of the federal …

Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's …

Preview the next 'Black in America' - CNN Video

Soledad O'Brien's Great Expectations: A Black in America Special examines the education of black boys. 10pm ET/PT Aug.30.