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We get overly excited about new technology. So it's no surprise that we're over the moon about Google Glass and it's potential for education. Here's why.
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The real story for anyone reading this is SXSWedu, the education-oriented version of the conference that's turning into a force of nature.
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A few innovative universities in particular can be counted on as continuous sources of headline-grabbing material, from new cures to new companies.
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School desks, like school itself, are ripe for innovation. We've covered this topic before but usually end up offering ideas on how we could make desks useful.
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MIT may very well be the most influential and important university on the planet right now. That's according to Boston Magazine and shouldn't surprise many. The school relentlessly pursues big dreams, important breakthroughs, and innovative solutions to problems. It's exactly what a school should be.
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A rare video has surfaced that offers an intimate look at how Steve Jobs went about starting NeXT in 1987 after he was fired from Apple. It shows just about everything from starting the company to picking a logo to Jobs' impatience about how the company is progressing.
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Project-based learning is one of the most popular terms in education innovation today. We talk about PBL all the time and how it, combined with flipped classrooms, can basically change the way education works. It's an exciting time to be sure.
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There is no shortage of opportunity to 'wow' your students if you're a science teacher. It's a lot of fun to show what happens when you combine a couple liquids that you know are going to explode. It's even better when you have the students do it.
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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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Stanford University, the hotbed of education innovation, has just announced the creation of a new department and Vice Provost dedicated to online learning. It's crystal clear that online learning is the future of education at this point ... and Stanford is not messing around.
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced an $800,000 grant to StartX, which runs a startup accelerator for university students, to support expansion and national scaling of the program.
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A student has created what reports are calling the 'world's fastest shoe.' But the big story is how he made the shoe and the bigger message that education and innovation is beyond important.
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On May 22, 2011, at about dinnertime, an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, MO. Less than a year later, Edudemic interviewed Traci House, Director of Technology for the Joplin School District, about the monumental progress the district has made to restore some normalcy to the students' and staff's lives.
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Where will the next big idea come from? Chances are good that it will be at Harvard's new Innovation Lab. The dazzling new space has just opened its doors and has already attracted the attention of some pretty big names.
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You've heard of DARPA. Soon there may be an ARPA-Ed, an agency devoted to producing the best education technology. Is this a good thing?