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Five Takeaways from #TheFutureOfEducation Discussion

Bill Rice Technology’s becoming a stronger force in some classrooms. Teachers are tweeting. Students skim textbooks on iPads. Two Ohio superintendents even recently traveled to Washington D.C. to talk tech with President Obama. Experts say technology can help students reach higher levels of educational success–and earlier this week, Civic Commons ideastream hosted a panel discussion [...]

Blended Learning Expanding In Mentor, With The Help Of A State Grant

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At Ridge Middle School in Mentor, a class of 7th grade English students gears up for a quiz.  They’ve been studying Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the short story from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, and their teacher, Stephanie Dwyer, wants to get a read on their comprehension of the text. It takes a few minutes to set it [...]

In Akron, A Coding Bootcamp Draws Students Looking For A Career Re-Start

As technology touches more and more aspects of life, and all manner of companies race to design new apps, mobile platforms, anti-hacking systems and the like – one outcome is certain: more tech jobs. Openings for software developers are growing at a far faster rate than most occupations, and the Labor Department says that’s likely [...]

Apple iOS 7 Update Clogs the Internet Tubes for Ohio College Students

New Apple iOS 7 features are displayed on screen during an Apple developers conference earlier this year in San Francisco.

Downloads of Apple’s new mobile operating system caused a statewide Internet slowdown at Ohio colleges this week. Incoming Internet traffic on OARnet, the Internet service provider for Ohio public colleges and universities, spiked to about 85 percent of capacity Wednesday, compared to about 60 percent on a normal day, according to OARnet officials.

What’s Digital Learning Day?

Sean Gallup / Getty Images Happy Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day, organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education, promotes the use of technology in schools. Is that a good thing? Our colleagues at StateImpact Florida explain: Advocates argue access and customization are the biggest advantages to digital instruction. Students often find digital instruction more engaging — pull [...]

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