On October 19-20, Apps4VA will host a series of hackathons across Virginia that challenges participants to create apps that improve education using this data catalog. There will be 5 locations hosting the hackathons: Arlington: Uber Offices, Register here Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology: ICAT STUDIOne, Register here Charlottesville: Hack CVille, Register…
ChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity. By using Big History as the story line, ChronoZoom seeks to bridge the gap between the humanities and sciences an enable all…
Mobile in Education
On March 19th, at the Microsoft offices in Chevy Chase, Mobile Monday Washington DC will host “The Impact of Mobile on Education“. Sponsored by Microsoft, leaders from the technology, university, and non-profit industries will discuss how the mobile channel engages lifelong learners, as well as their predictions for how the tools and technologies will evolve….
Why College Is Cheaper Than It Looks
In retrospect, we’ve heard all the negativity behind higher education and how schools are nabbing students for every penny they’re worth – and more. This infographic gives another light on the finances of higher education – and how it may be more affordable than you thought. (via @ohtinytony) Created by: Online University
Kinect School Sweepstakes
Kinect School Sweepstakes(Jan 23 – May 14) Energize your classroom and get students moving! Enter for your chance to win a Kinect™ for Xbox 360© prize package for your school! If you work for a US educational institution, you and all your co-workers are eligible to enter! You can enter once per prize period….
The Math-Science Shortage
One of the quickest growing industries in the US and one of the most important to the growth of our economy is taking a hit. Why are Students being turned off by STEM? Perhaps the difficulty? Maybe something else? Take a look at this beautifully hand-drawn infographic that explores why students are being turned off. (via @ohtinytony)
Edublog Awards Nomination
“The Edublog Awards is a community based incentive started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media. The best…
America’s Big Test
“It’s the culmination of American K-12 education: students must prove they’re ready for college. The SAT results for 2011 are in, and what do they reveal? The disparity in achievement is growing. Some students’ scores are dropping, some are rising, and the majority are not prepared to succeed at the collegiate level.” (via @ohtinytony) Created…
The Digital Promise
“In September of this year, the White House launched the ‘Digital Promise’ initiative, a national center dedicated to improving the implementation of technology in schools all across the US. Though technology has advanced tremendously in the last 20 years, education has not kept pace with these innovations. The Digital Promise seeks to remedy this discrepancy,…