September 4, 2012
Kickoff the new school year enjoying pizza and beer with professionals in the education and training service industries here in the Pacific Northwest, at the next meeting of the Northwest Education Cluster.
Clarity Innovations is hosting because we believe in fostering relationships and synergies between like-minded companies and organizations working to improve and support the process and practice of teaching and learning.
Join us on Tuesday, September 18th, at Hot Lips Pizza on Hawthorne Boulevard at 6:00pm. Please RSVP to the Northwest Education Cluster's informal ringleader and chief bottle washer, Jim Snyder.Read more...
August 20, 2012
EdNET brings together business and education leaders to provide a forum for generating ideas and solutions to meet the needs of educators at all levels. Thor Prichard and Ileana Rowe are attending the event in Baltimore, September 30 - October 2, 2012.
June 10, 2012
Join us in San Diego the week of June 24th at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the preeminent event formerly known as the National Education Computing Conference. Also taking place the same is Qualcomm's Uplinq, a mobile developers conference that offers technical insight and business connections across multiple platforms. Find us contributing to the conversation and the discussion on Twitter. As has been common practice in years past, we'll post updates about our experiences on our blog, The Foundry.
May 2, 2012
A few rubber bands and a pegged wooden “geoboard” have long proven to be an effective manipulative for aiding students’ understanding of basic mathematic principles.
Now, an engaging new app created by Clarity Innovations and The Math Learning Center brings this classic hands-on experience to the latest mobile devices including iPod Touches, iPhones, or iPads.
The Geoboard app is an open-ended tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch colored virtual bands around pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.Read more...
April 17, 2012
To continue the conversations with colleagues and share some of our latest research, Thor Prichard will be presenting at the 2012 SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit May 6th-9th in San Francisco. His session will share insights about how a mobile product development process varies from traditional, web-based products. He will be sharing examples of best practices and strategies for adapting Web based applications for mobile devices and answering audience questions. If you would like to meet up while there, please contact us.
April 4, 2012
Tysa Fennern, Technical Producer for Clarity Innovations, will be co-presenting later this month at the spring meeting of the Oregon Professional Development Cadre (PDCadre) about the five C's of content: collecting, consuming, currating, creating, and contributing. In its eighth year, the PDCadre identifies and disseminates best practices of innovative technology integration in teaching and learning. It is a network of instructional technology specialists, staff developers and tech-savvy educators from around the state that meet twice a year. Presenting with Tysa is Corin Richards, Instructional Technology Coach at Dallas School District, Trainer at the Oregon Virtual School District, and Instructional Technologist at Willamette ESD.
February 23, 2012
At the February meeting of MobilePortland, Steve Burt, Manager of Content & Research, will be on a panel about the role of iBooks 2.0 in reinventing textbooks. It's been 18 months since we moderated a panel on this topic and much has changed since then with the surge in iPad devices in schools, and Apple's new strategy to tackle textbook distribution head on. Join us Monday, February 27, 6:00pm for this exciting discussion with the MobilePortland community. Follow the read more link for a video of the event: Read more...
January 27, 2012
The nexus of technology and education shares much in common with another crossroad: technology and creativity. Intersections like these are what South by Southwest (SXSW) is all about.
So it was only appropriate that they are growing the education portion of the event with a special preconference: SXSWedu. The event mixes education professionals with those from leaders in business and policy who all share a keen interest in modernizing teaching and learning.
Continuing tradition, we're sending Thor Prichard, our intrepid reporter/representive/guinea pig, to collect research, identify trends, and gain more perspective on what's ahead. So if you're attending, or just interested in learning what comes from it, stay tuned to the Foundry Blog for reports from the field.