Education Innovation Guide

March 2011

Online Brain Training Resources: My Brain Solutions Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online brain training resources. Today's review: My Brain Solutions.

Albert Einstein in the 21st Century

In March, Hebrew University in Israel announced that it will be digitizing the Albert Einstein Archive, a collection of 80,000 documents that the scientist bequeathed to the school upon his death. The digital archive will make the documents...

Online Brain Training Resources: Brain Metrix Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online brain training resources. Today's review: Brain Metrix.

Tim Wu's Battle for the Internet

Can you imagine the Internet being controlled by a few massive media companies that govern what users can and cannot access online? Tim Wu can - in fact, he says it's already happening. Learn how this advocate for a democratic Internet is working...

Campus Spotlight: Ohio Wesleyan University

Nestled on 200 acres just outside of Delaware, OH, Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rigorous liberal arts education, experiential learning and a long history of service-oriented studies.

Online Brain Training Resources: Lumosity Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at brain training resources. Today's review: Lumosity.

College Rankings Go Mobile

Are you dying to find out how your alma mater or top choice college ranks internationally? Do you enjoy reading about college rankings, and want to know more about how schools from different countries measure up against each other? Well, like so...

Teaching Tools for the iPhone

If you're a teacher, you may object to cell phones in the classroom. But in the hands of the instructor, rather than the student, smartphones can actually be an asset. Learn about mobile apps for teachers that can allow cell phones to enhance,...

Digital Presentation Tools: Camtasia Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the techie is taking a look at digital presentation tools. Today's review: Camtasia.

Digital Presentation Tools: Prezi Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the techie is taking a look at digital presentation tools. Today's review: Prezi.

Online Reading Communities: PaperBackSwap Reviewed

The Education Techie writes about tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing online reading communities. Today's review: PaperBackSwap.

Campus Spotlight: Colgate University

Looking for an in-depth liberal arts education and research experience? You might be interested in Colgate University, an acclaimed college in Hamilton, New York, that offers a unique liberal arts core and plenty of opportunities for...

Experimental Education: NYC's Innovation Zone

Established in 2010, New York City's Innovation Zone (iZone) was created by the city's Department of Education to enact inventive new ways of educating the students under their charge. One of the key methods they've taken up is an integration of...

Online Reading Communities: Net Galley Reviewed

The Education Techie writes about tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing online reading communities. Today's review: NetGalley.

Distance Learning 2.0: The Skype Interview

Skype and other video conferencing services are revolutionizing the interview process at colleges and universities. They're replacing the less personal phone interview or the costly in-person interview with something that falls between the two....

Online Reading Communities: BookMooch Reviewed

The Education Techie writes about tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing online reading communities. Today's review: BookMooch.

What is College ACB?

College ACB is a website designed to provide students with a place where they can anonymously post comments and questions about different aspects of campus life. But critics of the online forum have suggested that the site is little more than a...

Online Reading Communities: GoodReads Reviewed

The Education Techie writes about tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing online reading communities. Today's review: Goodreads.

Revolutionizing Math Education: Learn.org Speaks with Conrad Wolfram

Conrad Wolfram is the strategic director of Wolfram Research, where he finds innovative new uses for the software Mathematica. Mr. Wolfram argues passionately for a transformation in the math curriculum, moving away from hand calculation....

Digital Research Tools: Papers Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online research tools. Today's review: Papers.

Celebrities Weigh In On the Education Debate

When it comes to contentious issues, it seems everyone's got opinions, celebrities included. But do we want to hear what they have to say? Shouldn't they just be quiet and go back to entertaining us? Well, maybe sometimes. But sometimes when...

Digital Research Tools: Diigo Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online research tools. Today's review: Diigo.

Digital Research Tools: Zotero Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online research tools. Today's review: Zotero.

Campus Spotlight: Rice University

Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University provides an intimate campus atmosphere in the midst of one of the country's biggest cities. Rice features small class sizes, world-class research programs and some of the most comfortable campus living...

Doing it With Data: Learn.org Speaks with Kevin MacDonell

Kevin MacDonell is an annual giving officer at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He's also the author of CoolData, a blog where he shares his experiences teaching himself to use data mining and analysis in higher education. Learn.org...

Digital Research Tools: Mendeley Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online research tools. Today's review: Mendeley.

Gates Foundation Supports Community Colleges

Remedial education can help you to catch up to your peers as you start college. Yet more often than not, community colleges devote little effort toward effective remedial programs. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is trying to change that by...

Digital Research Tools: Dropbox Reviewed

The Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is taking a look at online research tools. Today's review: Dropbox.

The Inspiring Young Men of Urban Prep Academy

For the second year in a row, a Chicago public high school has seen all of its graduating class accepted into a four-year college or university. Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, a school specifically for male African American students, is an...

Social Media in Academia

It's not just college students who are enthralled with social media. Their professors are now using these tools, from YouTube to Twitter, in increasing numbers. They use social media for everything from facilitating class discussions to...

Are Classrooms Becoming Obsolete?

Education analysts are continually examining the impact of technology on colleges. At a recent meeting of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, an association promoting IT integration in higher ed, one speaker questioned whether technology might...

Google and Academic Research

A professor at the University of Virginia recently published 'The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry).' The book argues that Google is contributing to 'the steady commercialization of higher education and the erosion of standards...

Virtual Field Trip: The U.S. Capitol

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. Have you ever wanted to take an educational field trip to a place that is too far away to reasonably visit? Thanks to the Internet, many educationally rich...

Educating for the 21st Century: Learn.org Speaks with Principal Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger is the principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey. He's been widely recognized for implementing innovative new technology programs and is an outspoken advocate for the pedagogical value of Web 2.0 tools. Learn.org recently...

Digital Resources from Museums: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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 museums. Today's article explores the website of the...

Virtual Field Trip: The Galapagos Islands

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. Have you ever wanted to take an educational field trip to a place that is too far away to reasonably visit? Thanks to the Internet, many educationally rich...

Distance Learning 2.0: Class by Webcam

What if you could attend class from the comfort of your home by using a webcam? Or what if your professor could use a webcam to bring in guest speakers without regard to cost or location? Videoconferencing services like Skype are now making those...

Digital Resources From Museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 museums. Today's article explores the website of the...

Campus Spotlight: Sarah Lawrence College

Located just 35 minutes north of New York City in Bronxville, NY, Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college with big academics. Read on to learn about the small classes and individualized education plans that make this institution stand...

Digital Resources From Museums: The Museum of Modern Art

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 museums. Today's article explores the website of the Museum of...

Can Computers Give Good Grades?

If you've been a student or teacher in the past 20 years or so, chances are you have experience with tests that are 'graded' by computers. We trust computers to give proper grades on tests like this because of the inherent objectivity when there...

Virtual Field Trip: The Lincoln Memorial

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. Have you ever wanted to take an educational field trip to a place that is too far away to reasonably visit? Thanks to the Internet, many educationally rich...

Pop Quiz: History Lessons Set to Hit Songs

Do you associate the French Revolution with Lady Gaga? What about Napoleon and the Violent Femmes? You might after hearing the work of two history teachers who took hit pop songs and rewrote the lyrics to convey history lessons. Learning history...

Digital Resources From Museums: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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 museums. Today's article explores the website of the...

Virtual Field Trip: Monticello

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. Have you ever wanted to take an educational field trip to a place that is too far away to reasonably visit? Thanks to the Internet, many educationally rich...

Edutopia: An Online Community for Teachers and Students

A couple of decades ago in the great state of California, famed filmmaker George Lucas launched the website Edutopia. Part of his George Lucas Educational Foundation, its goal was to improve the quality of K-12 education throughout the United...

Digital Resources From Museums: The American Museum of Natural History

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 museums. Today's article explores the website of the American...

Social Networking for Schools: Learn.org Speaks with the Founder of Twiducate

Twiducate is a social networking website designed specifically for classroom use. Educator Brian Aspinall founded the site to provide teachers with a safe online venue in which to communicate with students and build social networking and blogging...

College in Two Dimensions: The Future of Online Learning

Though the concept of taking college courses online is nothing new, not all online schools are accredited institutions of higher learning. That may be one of the main reasons that many students still look to a more traditional university setting...

Education Trade Publications Online: Times 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...

Virtual Field Trip: The Vatican

The Education Techie writes about tech tools that can help students and teachers. Have you ever wanted to take an educational field trip to a place that is too far away to reasonably visit? Thanks to the Internet, many educationally rich...

Great Expectations: NY High School Graduates Not Ready for College

Troubling new statistics have shown that less than a quarter of high school seniors in New York City actually graduate ready for college. In response, New York's Board of Regents, the group responsible for the state's education policies, have...

Job-Matching Website Leads to Conflicts of Interest

Recruiting websites can be a great way for employers to connect with job-hunting college students in a central location. Yet for one college student at Canada's McGill University, one of these sites led to a conflict of interest charge that...

Education Trade Publications Online: Diverse: Issues in 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...

Saving Bright Beginnings: Early Education in Charlotte

At a time when schools are struggling to close budget deficits, districts across the country are making hard decisions about program cuts. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a popular prekindergarten initiative is at risk of being defunded.

Admissions Prediction Tools: Admissions Splash vs. College Chances

Applications exist on the Internet that claim to tell you, with a reasonable degree of accuracy, your chances for being accepted into a given college. Their users enter personal information such as GPA, standardized test scores and hours spent in...

Education Trade Publications Online: Inside Higher Ed 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...

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