A chance to say goodbye and highlight a few last stories/products/companies worth a closer look.
News and analysis on IT and computing in the education sector.
Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.
Dell's new laptop for schools is slick. But what's much more interesting is how it envisions it being used to support the latest generation of student assessments.
You've heard about InBloom. Now the Ed-Fi Alliance is bringing even more big data sensibility to states and districts.
Tableau Software recently announced that it would begin giving away its Tableau Desktop analytics software. Having spent some time with the tool, I can say that this could mark a turning point in the way students think about data.
We can't even import enough programmers to meet the demand, and the shortage is only going to get worse, no thanks to our out-of-touch educational priorities in this country.
A lengthy effort to examine the state of education in American schools released their final report today. Apparently, we need equity in our schools.
It's Valentine's Day. It's LEGO World. And I'm in love with the new Mindstorms EV3.
Despite the recent explosion in ed tech applications and services, adoption and use of data remains a significant challenge. InBloom's new platform just may change that.
Dell Latitude 10 Essentials and Project Ophelia - Two very different approaches to student computing
Dell announced a new budget configuration for its Latitude 10 tablet at CES this week, along with the Dell Wyse Project Ophelia zero client, giving two very different options for improving student computing access.
Sharewith911 may just be the best solution I've seen for improving school safety. And it's incredibly simple, leveraging ubiquitous classroom and consumer technology.