Alisa Herr

Alisa Herr is the former chief technical officer of EducationNC.

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Photos: Charter schools and students

This month, EdNC is featuring photos of North Carolina charter schools and the students at those schools. We would like to...

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22,500 middle schoolers join businesses across the state for Students@Work Week

Gov. Pat McCrory proclaimed March 2-6, 2015 Students@Work Week. Students@Work is a job-shadowing initiative that connects schools and businesses, giving...

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SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards: Some innovations will end up in classrooms, help those with disabilities

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual event in Austin, Texas featuring music, film, and technology. This was my second...

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Open source summer camp in Rocky Mount will do more than just teach kids how to code

Children in Rocky Mount will have the opportunity to learn how to code this summer at a unique summer camp,...

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Technology is breaking down barriers in Rutherford County

When I was invited to tour Rutherford County Schools and see their “Going G.L.O.B.A.L.” 1:1 device initiative, I didn’t know...

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Educators, entrepreneurs join forces at Triangle Startup Weekend: Education

This past weekend, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers gathered in NC State University’s Hunt Library with one common goal: to...

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Gaming for education

EdTech is not new. In its current form with a focus on computers, it has been around since at least...

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EdNC.org: An open source platform by and for the community

“The software is copyrighted, but instead of using those rights to restrict users like proprietary software does, we use them...

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Constructing EdNC.org: From clearing the lot to cutting the ribbon

Most people are surprised to learn how long it takes to build a website from scratch. It’s not something that happens...

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EdTechBaton, a community-led resource for crowdsourcing technology lessons

There is no shortage of lists like “Best EdTech resources for every classroom” or “My favorite 20 apps for teaching.”...

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Digital learning for all of North Carolina’s public school kids

Thanks to the leadership of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, North Carolina is positioned to be a national model for digital...