Education Innovation Guide

February 2011

Business Innovation at Harvard

Harvard Business School is already renowned as one of the best places in the U.S. to study finance and management. A new initiative designed to foster entrepreneurship and innovation is set to further solidify the school's reputation for excellence.

Education Trade Publications Online: Chronicle of Higher Education Reviewed

Like much traditional print media, education trade publications are beginning to form an online presence. In a series of articles that will continue this week, the websites of some prominent education trade publications will be discussed. Today's...

Right Cite: Citation Issues with E-Books

You may love e-books for their convenience. A single hand-held device can carry hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers, immediately accessible at the touch of a button. But what do you do when you want to cite an e-book?

Playing the Learning Game: Degree Directory Speaks with Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield is a U.K.-based game theorist and author of the book 'Fun, Inc.' - an analysis of the role that video games play in the 21st century. In 2010, he gave a talk at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference - a forum...

Could Technology Make College Cheaper?

A college education is as important as ever for tomorrow's professionals. Unfortunately, the cost of earning a degree has risen so dramatically in recent years that many prospective students have been priced out of higher ed. Education analysts...

Texting with Teachers: Cell Phones and Social Media in Virginia Schools

More and more educators are using cell phones, social networking and gaming within the curriculum to increase student engagement. But even as technology becomes more popular in classrooms, its uses may be severely limited in Virginia schools by a...

Baltimore Schools Celebrate National Career and Technology Education Month

February is National Career and Technology Education (CTE) Month, a chance for schools to focus on career-preparation programs. In Baltimore, CTE has played a key role in providing training to students while keeping them engaged and focused on...

Learn.org Interview with Dr. Ali Carr-Chellman on Education Reform

Dr. Ali Carr-Chellman is a professor and researcher at Penn State University specializing in learning systems and education reform. Learn.org recently caught up with her to find out about her latest research projects and the work she's doing to...

Homeschooling in the 21st Century

Prior to the 1970s in the United States, parents who homeschooled their children often did so with no network of support. With the publication of works by John Holt and Raymond Moore in the late '70s and early '80s, the homeschooling movement had...

Understanding the National Education Technology Plan

When not in school, students use Facebook, iPods, cell phones and more to stay connected, entertained and informed. The National Education Technology Plan sets the goal of getting these current and developing technologies, which are ubiquitous...

Tech Resources for Black History Month Lessons: The Civil Rights Movement

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. In February, to honor Black History Month, the Techie will be compiling digital resources useful toward creating lessons for this observance. Today's article...

Homeschooling: A History

Though many are aware of its existence, the details of the phenomenon of homeschooling probably fly under the radar for most. You may be surprised to learn that although the concept of educating children at home is ancient, its widespread...

What Is the Office of Educational Technology?

The role of technology in education continues to expand. Whereas computers were once a novelty in the classroom, many teachers today rely on a variety of sophisticated electronic tools. A key part of developing this role is the Office of...

Tech Resources for Black History Month Lessons: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. In February, to honor Black History Month, the Techie will be compiling digital resources useful toward creating lessons for this observance. Today's article...

Federal Agency Educational Resources: Department of the Interior

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Friday Fun: Which Founder Are You?

Personality quizzes can be a guilty pleasure for many, but they typically aren't reliable sources of information. Thanks to the National Constitution Center, there's a personality quiz that actually has educational applications!

Federal Agency Educational Resources: USGS

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Federal Agency Educational Resources: State Department

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Federal Agency Educational Resources: Department of Energy

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Federal Agency Educational Resources: Department of Education

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Federal Agency Educational Resources: Department of Transportation

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Online Reputation Advice for Job Seekers

There are many ways, as they say, to keep your picture clean. Here, we've listed a few tips for scrubbing your digital profile, and maintaining a professional digital media presence.

Tech Resources for Black History Month Lessons: The Underground Railroad

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. In February, to honor Black History Month, the Techie will be compiling digital resources useful toward creating lessons for this observance. Today's article...

Federal Agency Educational Resources: Library of Congress

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Online Word Processors: Google Docs Revisited

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. In today's article, the Techie takes a look at some recent improvements to Google Docs. Keep reading to learn more!

Federal Agency Educational Resources: CDC

The Education Techie reviews tech tools and websites that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at some of the online educational resources offered by federal agencies of the U.S. government. Today's article...

Google Art Project Brings Galleries Home

Google has an impressive range of tools and services. One new service, the Google Art Project, allows you to virtually visit some of the world's best museums. Learn more about this new feature.

Teaching Innovation: The 30 Goals Challenge

Incorporating technology into classroom curricula is important toward preparing students for our super-connected world. But some teachers are intimidated by the idea of integrating smart devices, social media and other tech tools with learning....

Online Language Tutorials: Livemocha Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing language learning tools. Today's review: Livemocha.

Online Language Tutorials: Internet Polyglot Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing language learning tools. Today's review: Internet Polyglot.

School of Rock: What We Can Learn From Rock Music

It's easy to dismiss rock music as loud and dumb, and sometimes it is. Sometimes, that's even part of its charm. Other times, though, songs may be hiding some nuggets of knowledge behind their driving beats and power chords. Sorry, Alice Cooper,...

Online Language Tutorials: Mango Language Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing language learning tools. Today's review: Mango Languages.

Don't Call Them Comic Books: What We Can Learn from Graphic Novels

Though the medium of sequential art has traditionally gotten a bad rap from educators and parents alike, more sophisticated graphic novels have begun to change some minds. Even comics' humble beginning as a home for brightly-costumed...

Rules of Typography: Then and Now

Editors, designers and others in publishing are often deliberative in selecting typographical attributes like kerning and typeface. But for most of us, creating an email or Word doc is simply a matter of getting the words on the page. Still,...

25 Years Later: Remembering the Challenger

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger visibly broke apart in the sky, killing all seven people on board. Among the crew members was Christa McAuliffe, an educator who was selected to participate in NASA's Teacher in Space Project....

Online Language Tutorials: Babbel Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing language learning tools. Today's review: Babbel.

Testing for a Test: Insights From a New Study

As a student, you've probably spent plenty of time studying for exams by reviewing notes and assignments. But have you ever thought that test-taking itself might be a helpful exercise to prepare? The results of a new study suggest that practice...

Online Tools for Writers: StoryMill Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing writing tools. Today's review: StoryMill.

Educational Renaissance in Africa

Africa as a continent features more than 300 public universities. Unfortunately, these institutions are often under-funded so that teachers' salaries go unpaid, equipment needs are unmet and student access is limited. Increasingly, however,...

Online Tools for Writers: Jer's Novel Writer Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing writing tools. Today's review: Jer's Novel Writer.

No More Teachers, No More Books?

Can computers replace teachers and textbooks? According to school officials in Miami-Dade County, yes. Thousands of students in the Florida county's schools are enrolled in classes where instruction is delivered exclusively on computers. What do...

Online Tools for Writers: Ulysses Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing writing tools. Today's review: Ulysses.

Study Abroad in...Cuba?

Last month, the White House announced that President Obama would ease restrictions on academic travel to Cuba. This action removes regulations that many higher ed institutions and students have seen as barriers to academic exchanges with the...

Online Tools for Writers: PageFour Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing writing tools. Today's review: PageFour.

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