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Owning Education: iSchool Initiative Partners with the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

iSchool Initiative partners with the University of Jyväskylä, Finland By Nikola Kolev During a recent trip to Europe, iSchool Initiative founder Travis Allen, Emily Wolfe, and I had the opportunity to visit Finland and learn about the practices that make Finland’s education system the envy of developed and developing nations alike. Tiina Makela from the … Continue reading

Digital Newsletter (December Issue)

In light of the upcoming holidays and the season’s festivities, the iSchool Initiative family wants to celebrate our past year, the accomplishments that have brought us to where we are today, and the challenges we face in our future. This month’s issue of our Digital Newsletter highlights our achievements and shares some of our thoughts: … Continue reading

Has Apple Scored Another Educational Home Run: A Closer Look at the iPad Mini

The mobile device market is changing, if you haven’t noticed. Phones are getting bigger, tablets are getting smaller and laptops are bending in more ways than a Cirque du Soleil contortionist. All across the industry, manufacturers are attempting to uncover that treasured design that will accommodate the most number of people, most often. The reality, … Continue reading

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Otters for Life #DLRTour 

It was day 20 of our tour, and we were still full of excitement! These past few weeks have been composed of exhilarating events, inspiring conferences, and most of all, wonderful people. Our journey led us to Fort Collins in Colorado, where we had the pleasure of meeting with the OtterBox family. OtterBox, a private … Continue reading

Our team attended a private Q&A session with Sir Ken Robinson, Marc Prensky, and a Qualcomm rep for a intimate discussion about today's education.

#DLRTour Makes a Splash at ISTE 2012!

It’s 5:30am on Monday, June 25th when my iPhone sounded off. After just two hours of sleep, it was time to wake up. With a band of passionate student revolutionaries, I rolled into San Diego, California for ISTE, the largest education technology conference in the world, on a forty-five foot, fully equipped tour bus.  Although … Continue reading

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#DLRTour Reaches Arkansas and Texas, the Successes and Failures

We have only been on tour for a few days, but we have already traveled through three different states. While presenting in Arkansas and Texas, our team experienced a lot of highs, as well as several lows. Planning a trip of this magnitude so late in the game can have its complications. When we arrived … Continue reading

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The Digital Learning Revolution Tour Begins! #DLRTour

What an exciting week this has been! My team and I have been so busy for the last three months that I have barely had any time to write. I want to share with you what my team and I have embarked upon just last Monday. For the last 3 months, we have been working … Continue reading

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Apple’s iBooks 2 Brings the Missing Piece to Mobile Education

Physical textbooks are a thing of the past. Students no longer read the book but rather research the subject online. Not to mention the fact that schools are spending an obscene amount of money to maintain a stockpile of obsolete inventory for several years without update. With development in e-reader technology, the iPad, and now … Continue reading

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Multiplied by the power of Google

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being given a special invitation to attend Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in Arizona. Zeitgeist is a conference attended by some of the greatest internationally recognized minds throughout the world, invited by google, to debate and discuss current, real word issue.  I was brought in through a company … Continue reading

Is Mark Zuckerburg the new Bill Gates? Will history repeat itself?

Rumor has it that the Zuck Dawg himself could be attending Apple’s Big event on Tuesday to finally roll out the much anticipated Facebook for Ipad via IOS 5. If this is true, I can’t help but think about history repeating itself. It’s as if we are watching a scene from Pirates of Silicon Valley … Continue reading

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