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Duolingo To Launch a $20 Alternative to Standardized Tests

Kicking off our TNW Europe 2014 conference in Amsterdam this morning, Duolingo co-founder Luis von Ahn announced the upcoming launch of its Duolingo Test Center, a new standardized language test that you take on a mobile app.<p>In order to verify your test results, the app will monitor you by using …

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<b>RUBRICS</b><p>Teaching rubrics are a common tool in any classroom, but they can easily become a disguised checklist of tasks, instead of a living document …

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

If you plan on introducing a new technology or are embarking on the mighty task of becoming a wireless BYOD school, here are five tips to help your …

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

SANDS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys …

Google Brings Universal Analytics Out of Beta

Google has announced the public release of Universal Analytics, its revamp of the Google Analytics platform for a multi-device world. Universal Analytics was first announced in October 2012 and released as a public beta in March 2013.<p>Universal Analytics now offers feature parity with the classic …

Lingua.ly Launches Language-Learning App on Android

“You push a button, and the world’s yours. You know how they talk about the world getting smaller? Well, it’s thanks to these that it is. Everywhere now is our own neighborhood.”<p>This prophetic pronouncement was made by Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan way back in the hippie sixties, so it’s clear …

Language Learning Platform Fluentify Takes In $410K Angel Investment

Fluentify, a London-based videoconferencing language learning platform founded last year, has closed a $410,000 angel investment, led by Stefano Marsaglia, former chairman of Barclays global financial institutions group and current co-head of Mediobanca investment bank.<p>The new funding brings the …

8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches That Teachers are Embracing in 2014 | Emerging Education Technologies

The Future of Technology Integration in Instruction Lies in Engaging and Empowering Teaching Methods Like These.<p>As we head into this new year I'm …

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people …

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Allison is driving with her parents when they get in a serious car accident. At the emergency room, the doctor tells Allison that her mother is fine, …

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10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom

<b>10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom</b><p>by <b>Kelly Walsh</b>, emergingedtech.com<p>What have you heard about the flipped classroom? That it’s just …