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Trends in Ed: Menand and Mis-education 

In the New Yorker this week, Louis Menand discusses several books and themes that I’ve already mentioned here in Trends in Ed.  The title of his piece is “Debating the Value of College,” and I think its publication in America’s flagship intellectual magazine is a sign that the problems with our higher education system are …

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Trends In Ed: Mapping Educational Efficiency 

I could talk about article #594 in the series “college graduates are facing problems” that the New York Times ran this week, but by now I think we all know the drill.  Over-educated and underpaid (they tell us the median employed college graduate only makes 27,000 as a starting salary, which is pretty bad but …

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Trends in Ed: Every Man a King! 

For this Trends in Ed, I’d like to talk a little bit about the future of E-books and education.  I am lucky in that there are plenty of brave men and women who have studied for many years to chart our future, so I need only take my cue from them.  In Neal Stephenson’s The …

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Trends in Ed:Goodbye Books 

The University of Denver has recently announced that its planned renovations to the Penrose Library will include the permanent removal of 80% of the books to an off-site storage facility, so that the building can be transformed into an “academic commons,” with more room for collaborative study spaces.  Although there has been some pushback from …

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Trends in Ed: Big no-nos of elevator pitches 

Today's Trends in Ed is another "pitch series" following the Elevator Pitch videos on Vialogues and on my last report about aski pitch - Whether in an elevator or skiing down a mountain, read on to learn about the seven golden rules of what NOT to do during sales pitches from INC.com. If you …

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Trends in Ed: Silicon Alley? 

In December of last year, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City would be accepting bids for established engineering schools to open a satellite campus in the city.  This is apparently part of his plan to make New York competitive with Silicon Valley or Boston when it comes to engineering and technology entrepreneurship.  When I …

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Trends in Ed: Vocab videos- Bringing Vocabulary to life 

Inspired by Stephen's Development & Research presentation on his re-designing flash card project, I am sharing Vocabvideos on today's Trends in Ed. Vocabvideos is "a unique and highly effective system for learning difficult vocabulary words that appear on tests like the ISEE, SAT, ACT and GRE. Using both auditory and visual cues, each video …

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Trends in Ed: Ready to visualize your taxes? 

Following up on my last post on Trends in Ed, on Google Backs Contest to Find Best Tax Infographic, the finalists of the Data Viz Challenge have been announced. Participants range from information architects, designers to developers and they all used Whatwepayfor.com as the reference for their data visualization. You can rate these designs and …

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Trends in Ed: Google Art Project 

Don't want an hour train ride just to get to MOMA to see the latest exhibits of contemporary art? Don't have the kind of money to buy a ticket to Paris to see Musée du Louvre ? Google Art Project can help you out. Google Art Project has brought Google’s Street View technology indoors, allowing …

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Trends in Ed:School Violence 

This week the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a 7 part series, titled “Assault on Learning,” exposing a “climate of violence” within Philadelphia city schools.  The newspaper’s yearlong investigation has revealed that there are, on average, 25 (reported) violent incidents occurring at school, every day, in Philadelphia.   The majority of these incidents were assaults, and students were …

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Trends in Ed: Smile :-) 

I came across an interesting article about analyzing your smile on Forbes.com and just had to make it today's Trends in Ed. Affectiva is a project by MIT media lab led by Daniel McDuff . It is an "innovative research on how to recognize natural facial expressions to help people with autism and communication …

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Trends in Ed: Female Ph.D’s in STEM; MIT 

Earlier this week the New York Times reported on a recently released study carried out by M.I.T., chronicling the successes (and failures) of a twelve-year attempt to increase female faculty representation.  After a report detailing the disparity between male and female representation and achievement among the M.I.T. faculty, they committed themselves to a process that …

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Trends in Ed: Elevator Pitch? Nah…Ski Pitch! 

We all enjoyed watching and discussing the Elevator Pitch videos on Vialogues . In today's Trends in Ed, I want to report about How One Group of Startups and Investors Traded the Elevator Pitch for the Ski Lift. Peak Pitch is "a mashup of a day of spring skiing with the elevator pitch / traditional …

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Trends in Ed: New Google Docs features 

Google updated its popular web tool Google Docs. The new updates include timestamp commenting and profile pictures. The new feature is more discussion like with social elements borrowed from Facebook and Twitter. Seems like web discussion tools are becoming essential and popular - Go Vialogues!

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Trends in Ed: Salad Days for EdTech? 

On Wednesday President Obama, as part of his 2012 budget, announced the details of his anticipated ARPA-Ed (Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education) program.  ARPA-ED is a $90 million proposal to catalyze development of educational technology, by funding projects performed by developed in industry, universities, or other innovative organizations. (more…)

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Trends in Ed: No more emotional Emails 

We all have written emotional emails that we eventually come to regret. Most of the time we don't realize our high emotional tones that can often cause unnecessary misunderstandings and arguments. Lymbix is a software which "add sentiment intelligence instead of analysis to your applications". Lymbix developed three different platforms to prevent regrettable communication: ToneCheck, …

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Trends in Ed: New Common Curriculum 

Yesterday a group of educators and business leaders announced a new proposed common curriculum, which would provide specific guidelines for teachers in every grade.  This continues a trend in greater centralization and standardization of education policy in the U.S. Last year, to capture some of the $4 billion the Obama administration was offering as part …

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Trends in Ed: Gates Goes to TED 

Bill Gates kicked off his guest-curated session at TED yesterday, called “Knowledge Revolution,” with some brash new prescriptions for educational reform.  He castigated states for bad prioritizing and budget gimmickry.  “It really is this old versus young,” he said. “Education will be cut to pay for pensions and health care.” Although the video is not yet …

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Parents are getting schooled 

It’s a humbling scene faced by countless parents: Your child, confused and frustrated, holds up his science homework and begs you to help him figure it out. You sit down with him, confident and certain of your ability to impart some wisdom. Then, as you stare at the problems on the page your eyes squint, …

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