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Around the World in 30 Days -- November 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.28.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec nos amis à Paris. Il est difficile de penser à d'autre choses que ...

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?

Giving Children in War-Torn Areas a Chance to Learn

Peter Schouten | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Peter Schouten

Because the cost of lost education is immense. Nowhere is the need more pressing than in the Middle East, where particularly the Syrian crisis, now in its fifth year, has pushed the capacity of basic social services such as education to a critical point. With currently over 700,000 Syrian refugee children out of school in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey, the huge cost in human capital of the lost years of schooling is frightening. We need new solutions now to fill the gap where traditional education does not yet reach.

Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In the response from our global teacher bloggers to our September question, "What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?", a common theme ran through all anecdotes -- an openness to student experience that allows for a more understanding, empathetic response to student's problems.

Fostering Grit in Today's Students, Classrooms and Schools

Peter Hutton | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Peter Hutton

For too many schools, it seems that their main goal is to make kids good students, a skill and a mindset useful 40 years ago, but not today. Who says, "When I grow up I want to be a good student?" No one.

The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.13.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A new report, "Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection," investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

4 Ways You Can Drop the F-bomb Appropriately in Ed Tech

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Here are four models for free* distribution that may be convincing enough to win a district's' confidence and, ultimately, adoption of your product.

Pioneering a Startup in the Midwest

Bobby George | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology
Bobby George

When faced with an opportunity to grow our educational app company, Montessorium, in the heart of Silicon Valley, or try to keep it in our hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, we were confronted with a rather arduous choice.

Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits

Osman Rashid | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

As a developer of an educational application for mobile devices, I often find myself wondering how parents are adapting to the new paradigm presented by mobile gaming. There has always been a debate of good screen time versus bad screen time, but as more technology is being adapted into the home that debate has shifted

Why Personalizing Video Learning in the Classroom is Important

Michal Tsur | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Michal Tsur

Let's look at how video can be used quite easily to personalize and adapt the teaching and learning experience for different types of learners, as well as their teachers. To illustrate, I'm using some of our favorite childhood characters.

Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back the "Cool" Science Teacher

Osman Rashid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

When children fall in love with an educational subject, it is a great thing. This generally comes at a young age and through the influence of a particular teacher. Yet, as teachers become a dwindling resource and are over-worked and over-stressed, students are the ones that suffer.

Plan Before You Buy EdTech

Eric Sheninger | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The importance of getting instructional design right cannot be stressed enough. Don't fall victim to the cart before the horse scenario. If you or your school has the ability and funds to purchase technology, don't rush to get it into the hands of staff and students.

An Education Fit for the Times: Who Will Engage the Millennials?

Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Education
Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D.

Many Millennials are paying upfront for the promise of a costly degree that isn't delivering, or they are simply dropping out at alarming rates when they see little relevance in what they are learning. Unemployed and burdened by student loans, Millennials need new ways to navigate knowledge.