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New education platform from TED could help power ‘flipped learning’

New education platform from TED could help power ‘flipped learning’

TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading big ideas through a series of conferences and a free video platform, has continued its expansion into education by launching a brand-new TED-Ed…

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Sal Khan wants to reassure teachers that his free Khan Academy service isn’t out to take their jobs—nor is it a statement about a teacher’s ability to deliver a lesson…

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Flipped learning has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be…

Using video to improve teaching and learning

Using video to improve teaching and learning

Knowing that good teaching leads to increased student achievement, the Great Prairie Area Education Agency already had programs in place to mentor new teachers and highlight best teaching practices through…

Video-streaming site iHigh poised for breakout success

Video-streaming site iHigh poised for breakout success

Specializing in broadcasting youth sports and activities online, the Lexington, Ky.-based company iHigh has been around for more than a decade. But thanks to some new partnerships and innovative features—including…

A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom

A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom

There have been many school reform trends over the past few years: student response systems, video games for math, mobile phones for learning—but none have completely transformed the notion of…

Companies reduce barriers to school video production

Many schools are building high-quality video production studios to give their students valuable experience in recording, mixing, and producing live video broadcasts. Using professional-grade video equipment in these efforts can…

New smart phones pave the way for mobile video chats

Apple's iPhone 4, unveiled June 7 and set for release June 24, features a mobile video conferencing application that could increase collaboration among students and make cross-district and on-the-go meetings…

Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?

With school budgets continuing to shrink, many educators are turning to free or inexpensive software such as Skype, along with the web cameras that now come standard on most laptop…

Ed-tech officials: Video will make schools more ‘efficient’

More than half of education technology officials in K-12 schools and higher-education institutions said they would buy video technology in the next year to make their schools "more effective and…

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