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The Spread of iPads in Home and School

By John Bergquist, Director of Communications for Soma Games & Code-Monkeys, Huffington Post blogger. My children started attending Dayton Grade School this past week and to my surprise my son’s class provides an iPad for every student. Even today with the proliferation of mobile technology, classrooms across the US run the full spectrum when it comes to technology. It was refreshing … Continue reading

Can Technology Conquer the Industrial Classroom?

Unfortunately most of our classrooms are still set up for the “Industrial Learning Environment,” established over 150 years ago, to produce a student ready to work in some level of a company from the Industrial Revolution. However, our world has changed since the invention of this model in the late 1800’s  and our educational models … Continue reading

Higher Education can Deal with Technology

By Greg Smith, CIO George Fox University What a great time it is to be working with technology in Higher Education. It was not that long ago that IT departments really only worried about supporting the traditional microcomputer or keeping the enterprise systems running. But the real fun occurs at the front lines where technology … Continue reading

Press On

By Erin E.P. Morris When I was 16 I worked at a yarn shop. A surprisingly fun and interesting job for a high school student, there was one thing above all that has remained with me and it was a little phrase I picked from one of our customers: Press On. Whenever this customer would … Continue reading

How Deep is the Divide?

Have you ever stood on top of the Continental divide and looked off east and west to see the land sloping away towards the sea? Standing there on that divide, looking out upon the valleys to either side reminds me of the divide our children are facing in accessing digital information. What is the digital … Continue reading

From the Capitol: Community Makes the Grade

Tuesday night I had the privilege to attend a community conversation on the achievement gap in Salem, Oregon. The room was packed with more than 80 people. Looking around the room you would have seen Hispanic, African-American, Asian, and Caucasian. You would have seen teens, tweens, young adults, middle-aged and the elderly. You would have … Continue reading

What would Grandma think of Educational Technology Today?

So sometimes it is hard to imagine that only about 100 years ago we as humans first took to flight successfully. I am sure we took to the air before that, however, I would guess most often unsuccessfully at staying airborne. Probably it was a hard lesson to learn. It’s amazing to think that my … Continue reading