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    Oftentimes an education technology conference seems to have the sound but not the substance of change for classrooms. This was not the case at ISTE 2014. With the advent of the Bammy Awards, Edtech companies have re-focused their efforts from designing cutting-edge products to designing usable classroom tools. What has brought about such a change in process? I hesitate to make a sweeping [...]

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    We formally launched Edulastic today, and we couldn’t be happier. The inspiration for our K-12 platform started off with a question: How do we help education work better, every day, for teachers and students? We’ll cut to the chase and share some of the answers. We believe short-cycle formative assessments; student and teacher question authoring; and using homework as a space for students to practice mastery of [...]

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    Education technology is an exciting practice and process that’s frothing with invention, debate, and revision through trial and error.   The recursive nature of ed-tech arguments and open dialogues—ranging from implementation challenges to understanding how kids and adults relate to instructional technology—leaves anyone involved in education feeling both frustrated and inspired at the same time.    Carefully researching and planning the incorporation of new education technology solutions into classrooms, or [...]

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    We’re excited to announce Edulastic—an innovative formative assessment tool that’s free for teachers! Edulastic will be available within a few short weeks, but right now we’re asking teachers to sign up at Edulastic.com for their chance to use the beta. What is Edulastic? Edulastic unifies homework assignments with the formative assessment process (*teachers have the freedom to use this for evaluation purposes or simply as iteration/practice sessions): Edulastic is [...]

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    May 5, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    Perhaps the biggest takeaway from “Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Learning Tools” is the reality that a discourse gap persists between teachers and product developers. Teachers understand the value of technology in the classroom—but developers need to be more proactive in seeking feedback, suggestions, and insights from both teachers and students. Developers also need to do a better job of effectively [...]

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    May 1, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    On April 22, 2014—at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released “Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools.” The report is an incredibly insightful summary of survey data gathered from more than 3,100 teachers and 1,250 students, featuring 70 one-on-one interviews with teachers and students across 16 Districts. This penetrating research project was inspired by an everyday desire [...]

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    April 29, 2014
    by Aditya Agarkar

    In How to Launch Online Courses by Importing EPUB3 Assets (Part I) we covered four essential topics: EPUB3; EPUB to online courses; the benefits of launching an online course using Snapwiz’s platform; and the Snapwiz EPUB extension specs.  Now it’s time to see how the importation process of EPUB3 assets works—and take a final look at the overall benefits of utilizing this processes [...]

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    April 28, 2014
    by Aditya Agarkar

    EPUB (short for electronic publication) is a free and open eBook standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). EPUB3, the third installment of the content revolutionizing standard, is the most advanced eBook format available. Based on the latest web standards—like HTML5, CSS3, and the Open Web Platform—it can be used to render any modern website or online content. After discovering EPUB3 [...]

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    April 25, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    More good news on a Friday: Snapwiz has been named a SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Post-secondary Personalized Learning Solution. We’re honored to be a finalist—ranking alongside some of the best ed-tech solutions available to students and education professionals. We’re excited to play a role in changing the face of education one student at a time from K-12 all the way through Higher Education! Read more about our [...]

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    April 24, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    When we first set out to design never-before-seen personalized learning spaces for students we knew—right from the start—it wouldn’t be easy. Building innovative learning spaces requires a mixture of learning models, leaving us to utilize multiple features on the “personalization spectrum.”   The reason for this is simple: “Personalized Learning” is a broad umbrella term. It’s used to describe multiple pedagogical and curriculum-based approaches [...]

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