Category Archives: Innovation

Keeping the ‘A’ in STEAM

Juhan Sonin is the Creative Director of Involution Studios in Arlington, MA.  To learn more, visit www.goinvo.com Designers hold a special power because we create the communication gateways for people and the world. We shape the things that people see, … Continue reading

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High school students get course credit for online courses via edX

High school students get course credit and learn about college life by taking online courses at MIT and Harvard via edX. Students say the workload is comprable to their high school classes, but the coursework is more difficult and more … Continue reading

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Collaboration between a University and K-12 school through iTunes U

Lynn University not only hosted the last of the Presidential debates for the 2012 election but reached out to area K-12 schools and create content to bring those students into our political process.  See a Vimeo video about the process. … Continue reading

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Badges challenge college diplomas?

A Chronicle of Higher Ed article, “Badges’ Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas” explores the advantages and disadvantages of using badges to demonstrate achievement. What do you think of badges? Do they offer a way to show skills … Continue reading

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Students Using iPod Touch in APS World Language Classes

Students in Catherine Ritz’s French class creating photo stories with audio narrations on the iPod Touch using a free app called VoiceThread. The iPod Touches were funded through a grant from the Arlington Education Foundation. For more information about the program see Arlington World … Continue reading

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Make Lab Equipment with 3-D Printers?

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed (3/29/13) claims that Lab Equipment Made With 3-D Printers Could Cut Costs by 97%  A “new study, conducted in an optical-research lab at Michigan Tech, marked the first known attempt to test the approach [using … Continue reading

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Innovation in education

The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report for k-12 “identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education.” This year’s report lists six technologies that the report predicts will have a wide-spread adoption in the near-term … Continue reading

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iPads for Teaching and Learning

Many k-12 schools have begun to use iPads for teaching and learning.  For example, the Idaho Digital Learning’s initiative allows specific content within existing classes to be accessible through a mobile app. What are some of your favorite examples of  uses of iPads  for teaching and … Continue reading

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