Curiously Common: A Blog Series Keeping You Curious about the Common Nature of Education

By Elijah Mercer, CEI Education Policy and Communications Intern Arkansas’ particularly high need, rural education district is historically highlighted for its challenges. The state adopted the Common Core Standards in July 2010 with some minor modifications. The main issues with Common Core in Arkansas are nothing new. A lack of computers for testing in high-need
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IPads: Revolutionizing Learning for Children with Disabilities

By Suzan Mullane. IPads have revolutionized the world, but perhaps the greatest achievement of the IPad is how it revolutionized teaching and communicating with children who have disabilities. No surprise, IPad Apps are creative fun differentiated teaching tools! But given the plethora of apps and limited teacher time, it can be challenging to find the
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Apps for iPad (and a Few for Tablets, Too)

Taking notes on an iPad can happen in dozens of ways, including the program that is built into the device. Developers have created a wide range of programs with various levels of complexity, and complexity changes the learning curve. However if the features are useful to you, that curve is worth climbing. Below are summaries
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Finding Inspiration in Developing World Mobile Learning: Success Stories and Lessons Learned

An astounding 79 percent of people in the developing world had a mobile phone subscription at the end of 2011, more than the percentage with electricty. As more people in developing countries connect online, children are harnessing the power of mobile devices to learn with impressive results: The test scores of girls living in an insecure region of Pakistan saw
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Technology, Differentiation & the Future of Education

I just returned from the ISTE (International Standards in Technology Education) Conference in Philadelphia.  I can remember when ISTE first started, so imagine my surprise to see the huge attendance (someone estimated 20,000), the hoards of technology gadgets, and the mini-theater style presentations by all the major technology players. The future of education certainly rests with
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