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Connections Education & Nexus Academy: Changing the Vision

GenDIY | Posted 06.04.2015 | Education
GenDIY

Connections Education is a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality, accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K-12 and ...

Thomas Whitby's Ascent As a Connected Educator

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Digital media and its impact on education was still in an embryonic phase in the early 1990s when author and edtech pioneer Thomas Whitby received his Masters of Science degree in educational technology.

From Instructional Technologist to Educational Evangelist

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Today, the educational evangelist, speaker and author travels the globe to explain how technology and social media can best be incorporated within classroom instruction.

How Follett Pursues Interdisciplinary Edtech Investing

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

More than $2 billion in venture capital was invested in educational technology companies last year, and there are an increasing number of firms that are specializing in what is now a booming sector.

How Edtech Developers Can Benefit From Teacher Testbeds

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Motion Math co-founder and CEO Jacob Klein is among the most accomplished and successful educational game developers around today, with seven hit titles (and number eight on the way!) available to download on iOS and Android devices.

ASU + GSV Report: Teachers and Tech Tools

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Administrators need to ensure the product is economically feasible, teachers need to believe it promotes desired outcomes (increasingly aligned to Common Core and other standards), and students need to engage and not feel as if the technology is being forced upon them.

In a City Desperate for Good Middle Schools, One May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

Sam Chaltain | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Amidst the desperate search for high-quality options, one D.C. school, the Columbia Heights Education Campus, or CHEC, is demonstrating how to reimagine middle school in ways that match the developmental needs of children.

Blended Learning (Pt. 1): Changing the Face of Education

Arlene Karidis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Arlene Karidis

A new way of teaching and learning is making its way into some public schools that, if it gains enough traction, could turn the traditional education system on its head. "Blended learning" is not about credits or grades; it's about mastery through personalized learning. Students typically have no preset grade level.

The Jewish Day School Discussion: Take Two

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

It's damn expensive to send multiple kids to Jewish day schools. It's expensive to send just one. Jews still feel like they are being priced out of their religion, but there's a sliver of hope -- schools that employ blended learning that charge $9,000 tuition per child as opposed to the standard $15,000-$18,000

Ten for '15: Looking Back and Forging Ahead

Michael Levine | Posted 03.07.2015 | Education
Michael Levine

Here are 10 ways education leaders can take stock of progress and chart a new course in 2015.

Memoirs From My Time in "The Land of the Thunder Dragon"

THINK Global School | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

The first time I landed in the Himalayas was an early morning in the beginning of January 2013. Before that, I had spent two weeks back at home in Scandinavia, and I was growing increasingly more worried as I wondered if I had adequately packed for this trip and fulfilled my mental preparations.

The Maker Movement and the Humanities: Giving Students A Larger Toolbox

Christine Henseler | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Christine Henseler

The empowering rise of the do-it-yourself Maker Movement has found fertile ground in higher education, cultivating a vibrant community who believe in the effectiveness of learning through doing, sharing and mentoring, playing, exploring, and risk-taking.

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Preston Smith | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Preston Smith

As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles.

Literacy for All, Yes! The New Literacy

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.10.2015 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

The more we ask of children, the more they can do; the higher the standards we set for those who teach children, the farther they will reach.

Parenting Debate: Tiger Mom vs.Teacher Mom -- Today

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Interesting parenting debate today, Saturday, November 8. Me, mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki and Fulbright Award Pr...

Is It Time for Schools to Rethink, Well, Time?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Haynes and a growing number of other schools around the country are trying to flip the script by making learning the constant, and time the variable.

Summer, Once a Time for Reflection, Now the Time for Radical Redesign

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Although the phrase hasn't entered mainstream conversation, "competency education" is on the mind of lots of educators and policymakers.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Here's How To Get Kids Excited About Math. (Yes, It's Possible!)

Nigel Nisbet | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Nigel Nisbet

I'll never forget my first day as a high school teacher in America. My dream was pretty simple: Mold eager minds into future science, technology, engineering and math leaders who will help define the 21st century.

Time for a Seismic Shift in How We Prepare and Support Teachers

Ellen Moir | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Ellen Moir

No matter our views on education reform, there are some things we can all agree on. We need an education system that empowers our students and teachers to make this possible -- and we are not there yet.

Why I Traded Textbooks and Chalk For The Silicon Valley Hustle

Quim Sabrià | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Quim Sabrià

In five months, my life shifted drastically. I exchanged my beloved students, the chalk and the noisy halls of a public school in Barcelona for elevator pitches with business angels in Palo Alto.

The Secret To Startup Success? Fail Fast -- And Often.

Quim Sabrià | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Quim Sabrià

Teaching at a public high school in Barcelona, I witnessed daily, and sometimes hourly, failure: students struggling through exams despite hours of preparation, missing days of school, threatening teachers and losing their motivation.

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing

Chris Liang-Vergara | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Chris Liang-Vergara

The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone. Blended-learning approaches must respect the role, and the power, of the teacher.

The Global Search for Education: China Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given all of the issues China faces with its rural poor, Internet access presents both massive opportunity and enormous challenge.

The Promising Future of Virtual spEd

Allison Hertog | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Allison Hertog

More and more, parents whose kids don't fit the cookie cutter mold of their neighborhood school are increasingly interested in the option of high-quality education online -- even if it means missing teacher-led instruction.