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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

March 30th, 2013

By: Christina Hinton BRAINY APPROACHES TO LEARNING We know that each student is unique, but what about each student’s brain? This new Students at the Center infographic draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning.     File:  BrainyApproachesToLearning_Infographic-PDF_032713.pdf Author: Christina Hinton and JFF Associated with Paper: Mind, Brain, and Education Resource Type: Multimedia

March 26th, 2013

The Silverback Team Rudi Lewis, COO of Silverback Learning Solutions is heading back to Austin to speak at the EdTech Austin Meetup on Wednesday,  March 27. Along with Bringup, FastFig and DevJumpstart, Silverback will follow up on conversations begun at SxSWEdu, discuss why the “Ed” in edtech is so important and delve into the messages created around funding opportunities. The EdTech Austin Meetup is a hub for the amazing keynotes, panel discussions, edtech mixers, member spotlights, and hands-on…   Read…

March 21st, 2013

PR Web New York, NY  LinkIt! (http://www.linkit.com), the K-12 education technology, assessment and data-management company, announced today the results from their “Step Back, Leap Forward Report: A 2012-2013 Data-Driven Instruction Survey.” This nationwide survey of over 500 K-12 school principals and district administrators was designed to capture the collective voice of actual practitioners as they contemplate and prepare for a confluence of modernization initiatives including accountability, assessment, technology, student performance, teacher efficacy and other critical issues…   Read…

March 21st, 2013

Via Edudemic Look around at any restaurant or mall and it’s easy to see: adults are always connected to their mobile devices. But as this technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, what can we expect for our children? Studies show that – used wisely – technology can be an important part of their everyday lives as well. Check out the infographic below to see how mobile technology is integrated into the lives of…   Read…

March 19th, 2013

Laura McKenna, The Atlantic Submitted by Alex Sundali  The Atlantic  The sequester’s guillotine has little regard for good or bad programs as it unselectively slices spending across the country, but perhaps nowhere does its indiscriminate blade fall more harshly than within education. The students who will lose out will be the ones we should be most careful to protect: children from poor families and special needs kids. Federal funding for education will be slashed by…   Read…