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May 18, 2015

Jaime Casap Explains Why Global Competence Matters: It's Not Really a Small World

In education, we often talk about how it's critical it is to teach our students the "Four C's": communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. While I agree these are critical competencies our students should master, what we miss in this discussion is an emphasis on another very important C, global competency.

April 14, 2015

Writing in Google Docs Doesn't Affect Student Test Scores, Early Research Finds

Enthusiastic usage of Google Docs did not translate into improved student test scores, according to small-scale new study.

March 31, 2015

Classkick Raises $1.7M to Help Teachers Provide Personalized Feedback

Classkick, an ed-tech startup that allows teachers to provide personalized, realĀ­-time feedback to students working on iPads, raised $1.7 million in seed funding.

March 31, 2015

Inspiring Women Series: Kara Levy, Lead Engineer for Google Classroom

In this final post of the Inspiring Women Series, I chat with Kara Levy, a lead engineer at Google who is working on the Google Classroom project. As a female engineer working to transform education, she is the perfect voice to inspire and close out the series. Kara shares more about her work at Google, her inspiration to become an engineer and advice to young girls hoping to follow in her footsteps.

March 17, 2015

What If We Don't Have the Answers?

We all like to feel like we know, but honestly, we know that we don't. There is just too much out there and since the internet became a regular thing, we need to reconsider what we think knowledge is. So why not be okay with not knowing? Might be better to know who to find out.

February 24, 2015

Google's After-School Coding Course Aims to Bring Diversity to Computer Science

Google announces partnerships with New York City, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and AmeriCorps VISTA to bring its after-school computer coding program to more than 100,000 4th through 8th graders across the country.

February 13, 2015

Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2015

The magazine chose the College Board, Google, Edcamp, Revolution Foods, Summit Public Schools, Democrats for Education Reform, and Teachers Pay Teachers among its top 10 "most innovative."

January 30, 2015

Google Fiber's Reach Growing, Moving Slowly Toward Schools

Google's super-fast Internet service known as Google Fiber is coming to four new areas, the company says. But will it be coming to a school near you?

January 13, 2015

Industry Sees Promise, and Cause for Worry, in President's Data-Privacy Plans

Ed-tech companies have voiced concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

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