Big Data in Education

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  Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the 2014 Data Summit & Expo hosted by the NJ Technology Council. NJTC was founded by @maxineballen and they are a great group of passionate people dedicated to helping grow technology and life sciences companies in New Jersey. The event was all about cloud computing, data centers, and Big Data. I participated in a panel on Big Data with David Shillingford, Abdul Naushad, Mike Onghai, and Jennifer Core as moderator. Feedback after the session was very positive and so I think our group connected with the room! My part was to share what Big Dat...
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LaunchPad Fall 2014 Release Notes & Webinar

Eductaional Technology Development
LaunchPad Fall Release Notes & Webinar We will be releasing a major update to ClassLink LaunchPad this fall to all users. Join our free webinar to see a preview of all the new enhancements. Earn 1 hour of PD credit for attending. Feel free to ask any questions related to the update or new features you would like to see in the future. Register Now Two Factor Authentication Users will have the option to choose to have 2 forms of authentication when logging into LaunchPad. SMS Text - link your phone to LaunchPad Image verification - pick 2 images Active Directory Password...
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A Guide to Professional Development in Education, Part 1

Administrator and Teacher Collaboration
In this multipart blog series I will be investigating Professional Development (PD) in education and based on research will help put together a guide for schools and school districts to use in the implementation of PD.  The term professional development (PD) is spoken very freely in education.  The connotation that follows this term will vary from position to position.  Administrators may look at it as the main way to provide tools for teachers.  Teachers dread many PD services because they do not feel the content is useful or meaningful to them and their classroom (Guskey & Yoon, 200...
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Why Do We Need Cloud Computing in the Classroom?

Cloud Computing
The importance of integrating technologies into schools is very widely researched in education.  There is a large body of research that confirms the benefits of technologies in the classroom. Among the newest technologies to impact EdTech is “Cloud Computing”. Cloud Computing simply means the ability to access applications, file storage, and collaboration tools from anywhere through the internet. It allows teachers to share lesson plans, presentations, and information with students.  Cloud computing can also help teachers collaborate with each other and truly differentiate materials a...
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LaunchPad June 2014 Release Notes

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LaunchPad June 2014 Release Notes On Wednesday, June 11th, we will be releasing our June update to LaunchPad. General Updates Improved the workflow for Assignments, single click to edit, no more downloading. Edit assignments directly with Zoho My Apps: Right click for Auto Login enabled apps to reset password Request Auto Logins from Resource Library New LaunchPad Agent Our Agent has been updated to version 5.7 for both the Mac and PC. This is an optional upgrade. Benefits also include: Mac version no longer displays in the Dock bar Updated the detection process so i...
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