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Does Education Need Therapy?

Our Vice President of Education Partnerships, Mark Buchholz, reflects on education. "As I flew home this past Sunday morning, I sat in awe of the professional educators I had the pleasure to interact with at…
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That’s a wrap!

Below is part of our PDLN crew and three awesome parents (and teachers!) who came in to star in a new course. They talked through important topics about their children, students, and what raising digital…
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Making Classroom Products

Tim Ridgway distinguishes between consumer audio products and those meant for classroom use. (Hint: They're a heck of a lot tougher!) From products sized for young children (Believe it or not, Califone was the first…
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About Califone

If you ever enjoyed books-on-tape in a reading center, set up listening tasks for your students, or taught ELD, you've no doubt used Califone equipment. Tim Ridgway shares the history and scope of Califone products…
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Meet Tim Ridgway

VP of marketing at Califone, Tim Ridgway talks about the ethical underpinnings of his work in the education field. He finds fulfillment on both the personal and professional levels through active engagement, with a current…
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Wonder Workshop in the Classroom

Ned Ward of Wonder Workshop discusses how the company supports teachers who want to integrate coding with robots Dot and Dash into their instruction. He explains how the company helps teachers by providing standards-based lesson…
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Mission of Wonder Workshop

Capturing the imagination of the K-5 set is key to engagement and motivation. There isn't a teacher who doesn't know that. But there are many of us who don't even know where to begin with…
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Meet Ned Ward

Ned Ward's work is rooted in fun. He brings career experience in the toy industry to his new role at WonderWorks, makers of the wildly popular Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to…
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Finding Professional Development

With shrunken district budgets and the fact that a one-size-fits-all approach to teacher professional development is not only expensive, but also no better than a one-size-fits-all approach to student learning, the onus of advancing professional…
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Digital Leadership

EdTech advocate, blogger, and math & science teacher Steven Anderson speaks to our need for strong leadership on the issue of technology use to support instruction. He is a proponent of getting meaningful value from…
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The Ideal Classroom

Teacher, EdTech advocate, and blogger Steven Anderson shares his vision for the ideal classroom based on what he'd want for his kindergarten daughter: openness, flexibility, and access to the full range of technological tools. And…
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The Power of Formative Assessment

Don't be fooled into thinking that his focus on student-driven learning connotes any lack of accountability. On the contrary. Education blogger, EdTech proponent, and classroom teacher Steven Anderson advocates for standards-based assessment. Watch as he…
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