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Trends in Ed: Ipad helps autistic communicate 

As the iPad 2 is released today, I would like to dedicate today's Trends in Ed to this popular apple product. The article talks about how iPads engage and educate kids with autism.

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Trend in Ed: Cheating Scandal Rocks Japan 

As we at Edlab focus on thinking up new and innovative ways to revolutionize the role of technology in education, unscrupulous persons are developing creative methods for perverting and misusing educational technology.  The New York Times reports today that Japan has been rocked by a cheating scandal.  During entrance exams for several prestigious universities, an …

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Trends in Ed: Teachers’ Union Proposes Overhaul 

Ever since the New Yorker ran its famous article about the "rubber room," where teachers accused of misconduct or incompetence are sent to cool their heels during the school day, collecting paychecks while waiting, often for years, for the results of an arbitration process, there's been a growing movement to restrict teacher tenure.  Couple this …

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Trends in Ed: Google Backs Contest to Find Best Tax Infographic 

In partnership with Google, New York art and technology center Eyebeam has launched a contest to find the best data visualization of taxes. The Data Viz Challenge, as it’s called, asks designers and developers to use data from the site WhatWePayFor.com and create an infographic that shows how these tax dollars are spent. The winner …

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Trends in Ed: Showdown in Wisconsin 

The battle between Wisconsin public sector unions (composed mostly of primary and secondary school teachers) and Republican governor Scott Walker heated up today, as Walker threatened layoffs if his bill restricting worker benefits and collective bargaining rights is not passed.  Voting on the measure has been put on hold since last Thursday, when a Democratic …

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Trends in Ed: 02.16.2011 -TED Launches Quora-Like Platform for Intelligent Discussion 

I am dedicating today's Trends in Ed to EdLab's hard working Vialogues team. Check out this article reporting the new platform TED announced. The Quora-like platform enables conversations to take place in three forums: questions, ideas and debates. They’ll also be assigned an expiration date between one day and two weeks from their start. TED …

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Trends in Ed: 02.09.2011 – Why the Web Is Useless in Developing Countries – And How to Fix It 

Internet and social media is undeniably one of the strongest communication tools linking the globe. A recent example can be seen through the Egyptian government's efforts to cut off internet and other forms of social media to control the on going protest organized by the web. I want to share this article. The article notes …

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Trends in Ed: 02.02.2011 – – Record Level of Stress Found in College Freshmen 

This New York Times article talk about the increasing stress and the decreasing mental health among college freshmen, below are the key points of the article “The emotional health of college freshmen — who feel buffeted by the recession and stressed by the pressures of high school — has declined to the lowest level since …

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Trends in Ed: 01.26.2011 – China nurturing creativity 

For years, South Korea's communications commission used technical rules to stifle competition, allowing homegrown companies like Samsung and LG to take over the market, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. When Korea finally allowed the iPhone into its market in September 2009, the CEO of Samsung commented that Samsung simply doesn’t have the …

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Trends in Ed: 01.19.2011 – High-Tech Help 

Do you think you can survive completing an email, report, or business letter without the help of spell check? This New York Times article sums up some of the most popular assistive technologies on the market. These tools are not limited to users with learning disabilities, but also extremely popular among general learners. However, Michael …

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Trends in Ed, 12. 22.2010: College interview app 

Options for College has created the Entoview College Edition app to prepare high school students who have never experienced a formal interview to be ready for the moment that may determine what the next four years of their lives may be like. The content was written by Entoview expert Keith Berman, a certified educational planner …

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Trends in Ed, 12.15.2010: Map of Online Communities 

Time Magazine has just announced Mark Zuckerberg- CEO of Facebook as their Person of the Year for 2010. - “For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is …

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Trends in Ed, 12.08.2010 : Bring on the learning Revolution! 

This inspiring talk about learning evolution is a continuation of one of my previous Trends in Ed - To change educational paradigms. Below are a few key points of his talk - The second climate crisis (other then global warming) we should pay attention to is Education. - There are people who endure work, …

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World AIDS day 

I would like to contribute this Trends in Ed to the world’s AIDS day and summarize a few articles about Education in AIDS/HIV. “In 2010, given how widespread HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns are, you might be surprised to learn how little knowledge about HIV and AIDS many people actually have. It turns out that it is …

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To Change the Education Paradigms 

In Response to a video about Chinese School on Vialogue- I find this video inspiring and answered many questions/ discussions of the Chinese School video- though this video is of Education in America. Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award gave the talk at the …

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Adventures in Ed Ventures 

If ever EdLab should have been at an event! On November 16th, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) held a sold out panel entitled, “De-Classifying Education.” Panelists and presenters included the following educational entrepreneurs: Osman Rashid, CEO and Co-Founder of Kno, Inc; Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy; and Glen Moriarty, Chief Exec. Officer and Co-Founder of …

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Education in Obesity 

I want to contribute this Trends in Ed to the latest education controversy – Education about Obesity. The Obama government has been putting in strong effort on educating and making America a healthier country – The first lady even started a campaign named Let's Moveto encourage the idea of not being obese. My question …

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Fast track to college 

12 states (Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Arizona, New York, Massachusetts, and Mississippi) are piloting a new program for high school students that may turn the traditional model on its head. The program is organized by the National Center on Education and the Economy and is funded by the …

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Simple Stretch 

How many times do you get up and stretch or walk around during eight hours of work time? How often do you pop an Advil or Motrin over a headache or back pain instead of standing up and leave the building for some fresh air? These questions may seem unrelated to education, but in my …

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The melting pot 

One of the best learning experiences in my life was a trip I took in high school. It was a trip the international students learning English as a second language organized. Ten students and two faculty members organized the trip at the lowest budget possible ($1500) and through international hostels with interesting characters telling their …

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