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“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” or “Totally in the Loop”?

By | Wednesday, February 5, 2014|Blog|

Once your child goes off to college, see how many of these you can answer correctly: What is your child's e-mail address? What color(s) is your child's hair currently? What is your child's roommate's name? [...]

Got College Kids?

By | Friday, September 6, 2013|Blog|

It's not your grandpa's campus so put on your high tech thinking cap and figure out how to deal with today's campus issues.  Read more at Huffington Post. from Robin Raskin.

MOBILE LEARNING IN K-12 CLASSROOMS: IT’S COMPLICATED

By | Sunday, May 19, 2013|Blog|

Parents are mostly positive about their perceptions on how the new mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will be used to benefit education.  A just-released survey from Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance and AT&T [...]

Social Media Week in New York: John Katzman and Jeremy Johnson Interview

By | Tuesday, February 26, 2013|Blog|

"If you're not going to do it well  then don't get involved in social media and MOOCs," says John Katzman in an interview about HigherEd Learning.  Jeremy Johnson says that unless you can create the [...]

Fast Company’s Top 10 Picks for Innovative Education Companys

By | Wednesday, February 13, 2013|Blog, Uncategorized|

Along with Coursera, Udacity, and EdX, the more commonly known champions of MOCC-dom, the list had some surprises. Amplify, Newscorp's education effort spearheaded by ex-school chancellor, Joel Klein, GameDesk, a playful approach to STEM education, [...]

Time for the Kids to Become the Online Teachers

By | Wednesday, November 28, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

Change has always been the domain of the young. From the end of the Vietnam War to the Arab Spring, it’s not parents who are out there advocating change, it’s the youth. In the online [...]

CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees

By | Sunday, October 21, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

10/19/2012| 03:29pm US/Eastern CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees Arlington, VA - 10/19/2012 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Executive Board elected Bruce Borenstein, president and CEO of Voxlinc LLC, Julie Kearney, vice [...]

3D Printing: Why Does this One Differ From All Others?

By | Tuesday, October 2, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

By now, you’re either living under a rock or you’ve seen the plastic trinkets being churned out by the many hot new 3D printers on the market. I attended this year’s Maker Faire at the [...]

3D Printing: Why Does this One Differ From All Others?

By | Tuesday, October 2, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

By now, you’re either living under a rock or you’ve seen the plastic trinkets being churned out by the many hot new 3D printers on the market.   I attended this year’s Maker Faire at the New [...]

Ebook or Print: What’s a Parent’s Choice?

By | Wednesday, September 19, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center studies children's media from various vantage points. Their most recent study looked at parents' preferences when it came to reading with their young (ages 2-6) children. What they found was a mixed [...]

Computing My Facebook Addiction

By | Tuesday, September 4, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

Wolfram Alpha is a search engine unlike any other. It's called a computational search engine which, at the end of the day, means that you're not searching for weblinks to other sites but rather getting [...]

You Are Your Own Brand so for Pete’s Sake, Deal With It

By | Monday, July 30, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

I first talked to Patrick Ambrose while he was still a student at Syracuse University, working on the earliest version of BrandYourself. Ambrose and his co-creators saw first-hand how otherwise good kids were getting bad [...]

The Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Smart TV: Unlikely Friends

By | Thursday, July 26, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

Confused about the future of the television? No more so than the people who are building it. Research states that more than half of households in North America and Western Europe will be connected to [...]

Video Game as Art

By | Sunday, July 22, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

I stopped by the Art of the Video Game at the Smithsonian in DC last week.  The exhibit took viewers on a waltz through video gaming from Atari to Xbox. While the kiosks were ok, the [...]

It’s 11PM, Do You Know Where Your Contract Is?

By | Sunday, July 8, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

It’s Friday night at 11, and suddenly I find myself with that all-important contract that needs to be signed and countersigned by Monday morning. I don’t know about you, but I junked my paperweight cum [...]

Nolan Bushnell: Education Meets Chuck E Cheese

By | Saturday, June 30, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

Nolan Bushnell likes to play. He believes that even the most ADD of us can focus and pay attention when we’re deeply involved in a game. And he believes that our current education system is [...]

It’s Wanderful: Old Living Books Reincarnated as New Apps

By | Tuesday, June 19, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

Kids who cut their teeth on PCs in the early 1990s will fondly remember Living Books from Broderbund Software. For millions of kids around the world, Living Books was their first interactive experience. Engaging stories [...]

$95K Gets You 60 Minute Tour of Earth from the Edge of Outer Space

By | Monday, June 11, 2012|Blog, LIDT Posts|

Space travel devotees don’t have to wait a moment longer to book their trip. Andrew Nelson, CEO of XCOR, the aerospace company behind the creation of the Lynx space vehicle, announced that Space Expedition Exploration [...]