What to Expect When You’re Expecting … iPads

All this iPad talk is leaving many parents very nervous about this all really means for their children: Are these devices really worth the money? Will their children’s learning truly benefit from these tools? Will iPads only add to “screen time,” hinder social skills and, ultimately, disconnect them from their peers? What is the magic the iPads create for students?


How Teachers Use edModo

We found a teacher online who uses edmodo. If you were wondering about the social learning platform, which is free to teachers and districts, here it is.


EdTech 10: Quality & Quantity

We’re two weeks into the New Year and the news has quickly snapped out of the holiday slow down. We’re full steam ahead into 2013! And our first myth to strike in the New Year: Who says you can’t have quality and quantity? This week, developments include both and the education market is getting bigger and better -- fast. As always, we’ve pulled together the top 10 stories from the week, and now we’re calling it the Edtech 10.


JD Hoye Taking NAF to Next Level

Sandy Weill can be very persuasive.   About three years ago, a consultant enjoying a Bay Area lifestyle found the former Citi CEO’s pitch good enough to convince her to commute to New York City every week. Sandy formed National Academies Foundation in 1984 (when I was still working in…

Personalized Learning

The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform

Over the last few years, fund manager and edu-eBlaster Whitney Tilson developed and refined the most compelling data-driven case for school reform, The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform. Warning: it’s about 170 pages plus appendices, but if you haven’t read it you really should.  At least take 15 minutes…