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The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Whilst access to a school is obviously still required for training, today no aspiring teacher should be denied entry to the profession as a result o...

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - Remembering Joe Bower and His Love of Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Remembering Joe Bower 1978 - 2016 We miss our Top 12 Global Blogger Joe Bower very much. Joe, a progressive and gifted educator from Red Deer, Al...

What's Working: Collaboration & Personalized Learning in the Classroom

Allan Golston | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

In 2013, I began experimenting with what's called a personalized model: Instead of receiving instruction solely through traditional lessons, students work independently, in small groups, or with me, either one on one or in small groups for their lessons.

The Future of Education is Way Beyond Twitter

Brad Spirrison | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Brad Spirrison

While the Future of Education Technology Conference in held in Orlando earlier this month brought together many of the most significant innovators and...

A Successful Personalized Learning Initiative: Lessons Learned

Hippo Reads | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
Hippo Reads

We're living proof that though money alone can't solve a school superintendent's problems, a well-crafted personalized learning program does.

Curriculum Associates: For-Impact Enterprise

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Since Andrew Carnegie launched the modern era of philanthropy 105 years ago, it has been common to view enterprise as extraction and nonprofits and foundations as contribution--enterprise being clearly self-serving and and third sector being society-serving.

New Education Law Awakens the Force for Tech Investment by Districts

Adam J. Geller | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by NEERU KHOSLA, Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation. Star Wars fans may feel ten years was a long wait for the latest update to the s...

8 Startups Disrupting Multiple Industries From The World's Largest Startup Accelerator in Boston

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Each year, MassChallenge takes in 128 startups and provides them with resources that allow them to take their startup to the next level. We sat down with 8 different startups from this year's batch. That were tackling problems in various industries from healthcare and education to art and media to agriculture and food.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the Best Ways for Teachers to Engage Their Classrooms in a Global Conversation?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Creating world citizens has become one of the hottest topics in education this year. Students everywhere will need to be globally competent if th...

Messages and Misconceptions of Computer Science Education

Pat Yongpradit | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Pat Yongpradit

With Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code kicking off, I wanted to set the record straight on a number of ideas I've seen floating aro...

The Antidote to Terror: Global Empathy

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

Education systems that systematically sort students into winners and losers based on narrow definitions of achievement contribute to an ever-worsening divide between social groups; this is exacerbated when those lines fall closely along ethnic divides.

Around the World in 30 Days -- November 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, Peter Senge discussed with me the "Education Renaissance," sharing both successful learning strategies and the setbacks to be considered when creating innovative change.

It's Not a Technology Issue

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The point here is that it is not a technology issue, but many people make it one. The behavior argument that many make is flawed. It is first and foremost a school culture issue, which falls on the shoulders of leaders. Schools and districts that have embraced technology through a shared vision and resulting plan focused on learning reinforce appropriate use.

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The study of ecology will replace other required science courses and will be combined with learning math and social science, as needed. Students wi...

This Chain Of Schools Is Helping To Bring Blended Learning To Africa

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

Bailey Thomson and SPARK Schools are helping to break ground on education in Africa. SPARK schools -- a chain of private schools in South Africa for w...

Q&A: Thomas Swalla -- President, StudyMode

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.13.2015 | College
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

What is StudyMode Drive? StudyMode Drive is the first 100% crowd-sourced content sharing community for specifically designed for college students.

Even With Flipped Classrooms, Teachers Still at Head of The Class

Jane Swift | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
Jane Swift

Digital learning--online or classroom-based--is not a revolution in education, it's the evolution of education. For all the talk of the flipped classroom, digital tools have not turned education on its head. But it does provide teachers with more resources and tools to help students

Education vs. Edutainment

Bobby George | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Bobby George

If we are to take children seriously, and not just apply the model of edutainment to education, it will be with a realignment of the ways in which we think about learning itself.

The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institution...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - John Martin

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Sanoma Learning is fast replacing the traditional textbook model by developing innovative, captivating media in multiple platforms that can be individualized to meet the demands of specific educational systems.

Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

To understand how marketers in different domains are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned it's seventh annual 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.22.2015 | Education
Hippo Reads

Given the enormous potential of edtech to assist teachers in highly diverse classrooms to truly personalize learning and obtain significant student academic growth, why are we seeing such consistent and large-scale edtech failure when it comes to gains in student academic achievement?

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - The Close It Summit

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"As global engagement inevitably continues to increase, schools of the future will be leaders in reaching across borders and oceans through these te...

Why Everyone Should Join an Accelerator

Bobby George | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Bobby George

In a very real, almost palpable sense, accelerators harken back to the forgotten days of apprentices, where the long afternoons of tedious practice spent toiling in the hot afternoon sun were rewarded by the cool breeze of Olympian-Inspired dreams captured by the main nightly event.

College Textbooks: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Nicole Allen | Posted 10.08.2015 | College
Nicole Allen

students assigned free, open textbooks do as well or better than their peers in terms of grades, course completion, and other measures of academic success. If traditional textbooks are not producing better outcomes, then what exactly are students paying for?