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I'll Take an Order of Textbook, Please Hold the iPad

Let me paint you a picture of what is undoubtedly occurring on college campuses all over the world these next few weeks. Students are rushing to their campus bookstores, shooting the breeze as they wait in line with their peers...

AT&T Moves Up the School Popularity Chain

When it comes to technology giants out there, many have emerged as popular kids on campus. Of course, there is Apple who probably has way more clout than that varsity basketball player or president of Greek life as the empire...

Hey Teachers - Good Luck Trying to Compete with March Madness

As we speak right now, my Syracuse Orangemen are kicking off their NCAA tournament against 16th-seeded UNC Asheville in Pittsburgh, albeit without our star center Fab Melo (But enough of my rant about losing Melo for the tourney… I got...

Paperless Classes: Might Want to Rethink 'The Dog Ate my Homework' Excuse

So I have a question for you students out there: Is it no longer acceptable to show up for class with a trusty pen and notebook? Do students who opt for traditional classroom items look un-cool in the face of...

So I Like iBooks 2 But I Can't Afford an iPad. What Now?

When I think back on high school, some of my fondest memories include being able to take electives like Creative Writing and Introduction to Psychology, enjoying “Senior Beach Day” (which marked the start of second semester), attending basketball games decked...

Industry Awaits Apple's Big Education Announcement Thursday

The Big Apple may be the city that never sleeps, but Apple is certainly the company that never snoozes either.  Therefore, perhaps it is fitting that Apple has sent out an invitation stating, “Join us for an education announcement...

What Should be on a College Student's New Year's Resolutions List

It's that wonderful time of year – the time in which we are supposed to put away the Hershey’s chocolate (and that flask), forgive a friend who wronged us a few months ago and figure out a way to...

So You Want to be a Teacher... Better Become Technologically Savvy

Recently, I have been advocating just how important it is for students to develop technological acumen and to become experts with e-mail, social networking and software applications all in the hopes that they fare OK in this still doomed economy....

All Aboard My Education Nostalgic Train

I have a confession to make:  I am one-half Russian, one-fourth German and one-half nerd. When I think about all the students who get to buy new notebooks and pens (Velocity for sure), sit through hour-and-a-half lectures about how one...

Who's the Most Popular Kid in School?

Move over you pre-adolescent girls who are sporting the best Juicy Couture outfits and you boys who have season tickets to the Yankees. There is a new cool kid in school – the Edison Township School District. The district is...

Back to School: I Can Smell the Sharpened iPads

In addition to getting to know new students, teachers and school layouts (for all those incoming middle and high school students), the tens of thousands of students who are headed back to school this week will also be greeted by...

Survey Sheds Light on Technology in Higher Education

The typical upcoming college freshman asks himself a variety of questions before selecting a university: “What percentage of students get hired right after graduation?,” “How many coeds double major?,” “Does this college have sororities and fraternities?,” and even “What is...

What to Put on the Back-to-College List

Remember when back-to-school shopping for college students used to be pretty easy? You would make the drive to Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond and fill your cart with shower baskets, storage crates and a neat alarm clock? Nowadays, trips...

Should you send your iPad to College?

A few years ago, many items topped a college freshman’s back-to-school and dormitory list: nifty shoe hangers that hang off your closet that hold all your shoes; bed risers to make college twin beds a bit cooler; a micro-fridge because...

Changing my Tune: iPads Making Positive Dent in Schools

My initial gut reaction when I hear the terms “iPads” and “school” together is: “What happened to good ol’ lectures on blackboards and scribbled notes in black composition books?” I mean, at a certain point isn’t too much technology in...

Is Spell Check Making us Less Intelligent?

An interesting question was raised by one of my classmates when we were juniors in high school about to take the AP English exam (and no it was not “Does anyone have a pencil?” or “What test is this again?”)...