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Deep Learning, Deeper Learning, and The Deepest Learning

Last week, the IgnitEd board hosted an Artificial Intelligence talk at Stanford’s Spiker Engineering and Applied Sciences Center with Remi El-Ouzzane, now a Vice President and General Manager at Intel Corporation. Intel purchased Remi’s Movidius last fall. The tag line for Movidius is, “Visual sensing for the internet of things.” Remi answered many questions for the mixed […]

Radical Education Reform Seems Sensible

Recently, a diverse group of educationists from both the education and business worlds endeavored to envision what a 21st Century education should look like to prepare young people for the world of work and opportunity that exists right now.

How to Rock a Group Discussion

Deep collaboration and group work can generate products and ideas that are at the height of our capabilities as a species, but highly functioning groups are rare.

What Really Moves the Needle for Underprivileged Students.

As you might have guessed, the Hapara Team members are education data nerds. Recently, +Dan Leighton, TD Admin from Cottenham College in Cambridge, England, shared with us this meta analysis of meta analyses. That’s right, a meta-meta analysis. Makes me shiver just to write that. Snapshot from EEF Meta-Meta Analysis. The image here is a […]

16 Things to Consider When Going Google One to One

1. Ask Why? There are millions of connected educators around the world who would be delighted to answer that question for you. You must answer it for your own education context. Best not to try doing so alone. Which leads to… 2. Engage a Diverse Array of Stakeholders from the Beginning. Moving teachers and students to […]

Diligent Use of Cycles of Inquiry Makes Huge Impact

Some of you are aware that in August of 2012 I began working with the Hapara team as lead educator. Since that time, all of my creative efforts have gone into that work. Only recently have I begun to blog again; still mostly within the context of my work at Hapara. I plan to re-post here […]

Innovative New Schools in Africa Succeeding Without Edtech for Students

The Bridge International Academy (BIA) came across my gaze this week in a feature article from Wired Magazine. Guest edited by Bill Gates, the issue highlights several of his philanthropic investments around the world. What strikes me about the model of BIA is the conspicuous lack of edtech in the hands of the students. In […]

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six […]

So Much Data Yet Still So Little Meaning

I had a mentor early in my career, also named Jack, who was a very well respected and well liked business owner. I worked at his company in the summers of my high school and college years as a delivery boy. Jack took me under his wing and would entertain my questions about the systems […]

The Challenge of Managing Student Data in the Cloud

Call it what you want; the digital revolution, the cloud migration, one-to-one. The move to pervasive use of computing as the medium for education is underway. Schools around the world have moved beyond teacher websites, and are empowering students to both access curriculum and create products to demonstrate their learning entirely in the digital medium. […]