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Arne Duncan on Education in Iowa

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at an education summit organized by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in Des Moines on Monday morning. There Duncan addressed those in charge of Iowa’s education system, which was once among the best in the United States but has recently been in decline...

Interview with Guy Kawasaki on Enchantment, Education & Technology

Entrepreneur, author, evangelist, venture capitalist — Guy Kawasaki has done a lot.

He started at Apple Computers in 1984 and quickly became one of their chief “evangelists,” convincing skeptical software and hardware designers that they should be developing products, not for the monolithic IBM, but for Apple’s newly launched Macintosh...

Can Educational Games Foster World Peace?

The majority of educational games stacked on classroom shelves have common objectives – obtaining the most points, capturing opponents’ pieces or being first to cross the finish line.  But in John Hunter’s fourth grade classroom, his students play an educational game with a very different goal: world peace...

South Korean Students to Go Digital by 2015

Students in South Korea will be virtually paperless by 2015. According to the country’s Ministry of Education, over the next four years, all students will be equipped with free tablets and e-books instead of traditional paperback books...

Top 10 Online Teaching Tools

It’s an amazing world we teach in these days. Although many teachers still walk around with a trusty red pen, we’ve got our pockets full of technology for backup. Here’s a list of top ten online teaching tools worth checking out...

Dept of Education Launches “Investing in Innovation”

On Friday, June 3rd, the U.S. Dept of Education launched the 2011 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition. This is the second round of the competition, which is designed to encourage school districts nationwide to take an innovative approach to optimizing teacher effectiveness and education policy...