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Making Connections at SXSWedu
For SXSWedu 2016, we’ve put together three new session ideas exploring topics such as research to practice in the early learning space, the ways in which coding and open developer resources can enable creative problem solving, and the importance of mindset in achieving student success.
HMHCo
August 14, 2015
Demystifying Interoperability
While topics like 1:1 and digital literacy remain as important as ever, we’re also hearing some new buzzwords in the edtech lexicon with growing frequency.  APIs. Metadata.  Interoperability.  So, what exactly is interoperability, and why is it the next frontier in digital learning?
Claudia Reuter
Former Senior VP, HMH Labs
July 09, 2015
Beyond the Written Word Close Readings of Complex Visual Texts
Visual artists approach their work with the same purposes as writers: to persuade, to explain, and to convey experience real or imagined. The difference is in their tools. While writers employ diction, syntax, and imagery to establish a tone and convey their message; visual artists use color, line, shape, object, and scale.
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
July 06, 2015
Introducing the Educator Confidence Report
This spring, HMH surveyed 1,000+ classroom teachers, and school and district administrators nationwide as part of our inaugural Educator Confidence Report. The survey, which will be conducted annually, was designed to measure educator sentiment by taking a snapshot of the opportunities, challenges and changes on teachers’ minds today.
HMHCo
June 24, 2015
A Glimpse into SXSWedu 2015
In March, HMH thought leaders headed to Austin, Texas for SXSWedu .The annual four-day conference brings education stakeholders together to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn.
HMHCo
May 18, 2015
HMH Celebrates Educators
In honor of last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week, we took some time here at HMH to reflect on educators who truly made a difference in our lives.
HMHCo
May 12, 2015
Scaling EdTech for Impact Lessons Learned from Successful Innovators
At its inception, the internet was created primarily to allow scholars and scientists to exchange data, theories and resources, and to provide a forum for intellectual curiosity. Today, this access to limitless information is available to anyone with an internet connection.
Susan Magsamen
Former Senior Vice President of Early Learning 
April 23, 2015
Galvanizing the Early Learning Community to Ensure Every Child Shines
The early learning field has reached a galvanizing moment. A confluence of research, practice, policy, content development, informal learning and advocacy work has cultivated fertile ground for the community’s shared commitment and growth by providing the tools we need to ensure that all young learners have access to essential education experiences.
Susan Magsamen
Former Senior Vice President of Early Learning 
April 06, 2015
Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education
AS CHIEF CONTENT Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.”
Mary Cullinane
Former Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Planning, Development and Marketing
March 26, 2015
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