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How Are iPads Changing Education?

On August 7, 2012, in digital content, ed tech, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Do you use Apple’s iPad for educational purposes, one-on-one and/or in the classroom? How do they help students learn better, and/or help you teach better? What do you do with them that you couldn’t do with other tools, like a chalkboard or a laptop?

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President Obama and Mitt Romney – Where Do They Differ on Education Policy?

On July 31, 2012, in Education, General, In The News, Teaching, by Scott Cronenweth
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So where do the two candidates differ on education? One area is on federal involvement in education. In step with the massive cuts their budget votes made to school funding over the next two years, Republicans – including Romney – want to dismantle the US Department of Education.

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Envisioning How Learning Analytics Can Improve Educational Outcomes

On July 3, 2012, in ACT, ed tech, learning analytics, SAT, standardized testing, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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In a broader context, learning analytics is envisioned as a tool for improving education in nearly any environment. One new company, Junyo, was created to “make learning data actionable and fun to improve each student’s achievement.”

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Top 7 FREE iPad Apps for Tutors: Summer 2012 Edition

On June 19, 2012, in ed tech, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Recently I’ve seen several surveys asking educators to rate their top iPad apps for teaching and tutoring. Following is a compendium of what these helpful bloggers found to be the most popular free apps out there for tutors.

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Study Shows Interactive Online Learning Is Effective

On June 12, 2012, in ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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In short, the learners in the hybrid format “paid no price” for using this mode of instruction in terms of pass rates, final exam scores, or performance on a standardized test designed to test how well they actually knew the material. This calls into question the widely held concern that students who receive hybrid instruction won’t learn the material as well.

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The Value of Online Tutoring for Remediated College Students

On June 5, 2012, in Education Industry, In The News, online learning, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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If online tutoring really is highly effective, and is preferred by many learners because of its convenience and the fact that it offers a degree of anonymity… why not leverage it to support remedial students? Better yet, why not build online tutoring support into redesigned, entry-level for-credit classes as “Bridge to Nowhere” advocates?

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MOOCs – 5 Ways They Can Help Tutors Grow Their Businesses

On May 29, 2012, in digital content, ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Whether you’re an independent tutor or work for a training company, private school or other organization, teaching a MOOC gives you multiple opportunities to grow your business.

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Microsoft + Nook = More Electronic Textbooks

On May 1, 2012, in digital content, digital publishing, ed tech, In The News, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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What’s likely to happen, like incorporating cameras into phones, is that e-book readers will simply be incorporated into our PCs, laptops and mobile devices. So ultimately it’s not about selling a Kindle or a Nook, but about selling electronic content for learners and readers.

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Online-Only Public Schools: Potential Impacts on Tutors

On April 10, 2012, in Education Industry, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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The popularity of online public schools is increasing nationwide. Full-time online public education is now available to students in grades K-12 in about 30 states. Currently, over 250,000 students are enrolled in public online charter schools. Are cyber-schools really a better way to approach public education?

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New YouTube Channel for Teachers and Tutors

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The YouTube Teachers channel invites you to “spend more time teaching, less time searching. This well-organized channel “was created to help teachers use educational YouTube videos to educate, engage and inspire their students.”