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A new survey details a few key ways that teachers want to change schools and the education system as a whole. Do you agree?
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From using public telephones to calling movie theaters for showtimes, there are a few activities replaced by technology we still actually do.
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How do schools in the two different countries leverage education technology? Who uses it for research more? Which country spends the most amount of time using edtech?
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The 2012 U.S. presidential elections are over at last and all of us, both disappointed and triumphant ones, can sigh with relief. Now it is time to sum it all up and see what we are to expect in the future with Barack Obama back in office for another 4 years.
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Technology has made tremendous inroads into education over the past couple of years. It's been ramping up to a fever pitch and you can't swing a mouse without hitting a classroom. (Feel free to use that visual next time you're examining technology's role in your school)
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Students young and old frequently complain about the quality of the desks and chairs provided on campus, yet it remains one of the more overlooked issues.
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In the past, the suggestion of getting a college degree without ever cracking a book meant paying a degree mill. It meant the degree was in name only, reflecting neither learning nor effort. Then distance learning meant correspondence courses, perhaps combined with some coordinated telecasts. Technology has already changed all that, and the future will change it even further.
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We know that education is changing. More classes are happening online, classrooms are flipped, project based learning is key. But more or less, students still attend school from roughly age 5 until they're about 18, and then head off to college. Right? Are you sure?
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It's hard to read the tea leaves of education technology. You never really know what the classroom of the upcoming year will look like in terms of technology. Will iPads be all the rage? Will videoconferencing replace face-to-face office hours? Would a smartphone app be the new way to turn in homework? Who knows?
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Should your classroom be more like wikipedia? That idea is being seriously considered right now in England and it may make its way across the pond. The Guardian's Jeevan Vasagar weighs in.
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Believe it or not, education is improving. Before you start saying "but Jeff, it's really not there yet" or "Jeff, why are you writing a blog post on your birthday?" let me tell you why I say education is improving.