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BYOD is coming to a school near you… what’s your plan?

Gigaom has a great article on BYOD here. Although it’s aimed at the corporate market, the BYOD movement has massive implications for education. The takeaway is pretty simple: users are going to demand slick, sophisticated mobile interfaces with access to critical data. That means that your 1990-era SIS with a Y2K web interface is not […]

Social Media… Problem or solution?

The Getting Smart blog has a great post entitled “Mentoring Your Students in Social Media or Vice Versa”. He’s talking about the fact that while students live in social media, teachers can’t just use public social media products in and educational environment. Hey! That what I say too!

Great post from Lisa Neilson

In a recent post “Five Things Students Want Their Teachers to Know about Online Learning,” award-winning blogger and author Lisa Neilson says “Students appreciate the opportunity to learn online, but want their teachers to be sure to incorporate these elements which allow them to realize the benefits of online learning while not losing what they […]

Parental involvement REALLY helps

A new study shows that parental involvement really helps. “just asking your child how was their school day and showing genuine interest in the learning that they are doing can have the same impact as hours of private tutoring. It is something every parent can do, no matter what their education level or social background.” […]