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Mortar is Messy: Online Tech Fills in the Higher Ed Brick Walls

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Jason Schmitt

Morgan Richards, a 31-year-old mother of three, is a trendsetter in her pursuit of a university degree.

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Dr. Brian Annan - New Zealand

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We created an image of a teacher and students in a class with digital tools from which they can access families, the community, the environment and t...

Is Testing Creating a Toxic Culture in Schools?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Ossa Fisher

Sometimes I wonder if the standardized testing we do in many of our schools today does just that: judges fish on their climbing ability. Many assessments evaluate unnecessary academic skills that have no basis in determining if a child is ready to move on to the next level of learning.

A Technology Revolution Isn't Coming To Classrooms, It's Here.

Amy Rosen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Amy Rosen

The classroom tech revolution is here already. That may surprise some people since there's been a steady stream of those saying the education technology revolution is coming.

Education and the Impact of 'The Other Fifth'

Josef Blumenfeld | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Josef Blumenfeld

I'm often shocked by the embarrassment of riches available to students from well-off families and communities. I don't mean millionaires and billionaires; I mean my kids and, quite likely, yours..

Teachers come together on Twitter for professional development and inspiration

Brad Spirrison | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Although Nikki Vradenburg is the only K-1 teacher in her Bozeman, Montana-based school, her personal learning network includes fellow educators from a...

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - What's New On Social?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Our world is interconnected. We no longer live in isolated communities. More than ever before we are part of a global community. The social media i...

Fractured Narratives & Common Goals in Israel/Palestine

Julie Gray | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Julie Gray

When I grew up in America, you were either a Democrat or a Republican. Over the course of my life that has come to include more pinpointed terms like ...

Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Brad Spirrison | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Brad Spirrison

Teachers who want to expand their knowledge, share instructional resources, and interact with others who have complementary professional interests are discovering that class is always in session thanks to the hundreds of regularly scheduled Twitter chats that happen each week.

A Simple Solution to Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem

Mirta Desir | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology
Mirta Desir

Based on those numbers, it's time for Silicon Valley to start expanding equal access, funding and leadership opportunities -- because it is certainly not a question of talent.

The Global Search for Education: Online Math Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The most effective learning technologies are those that track a student's progress wherever and whenever they learn, connecting their mastery - not r...

5 Reasons Why This Educator Is Loving Khan Academy for Her Students and Children

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 03.25.2016 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

A LearnStorm is sweeping the Chicago Public Schools, and while students taking this nine-week Khan Academy math challenge will build their skills, tea...

Sebastian Thrun: AI Pioneer Seeks Education Revolution

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This week, artificial intelligence (AI) reached a significant milestone. For the first time, Go...

The Global Search for Education: Learning to Live Together

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It's important for schools to begin by setting a tone that values and leverages diversity as an asset, across all aspects of teaching and learning. ...

The Global Search for Education: Innovation, Quality and Mobile

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I think technology has the potential to unlock new approaches to assessment that will change what and how we teach. I believe that the current curric...

Around the World in 30 Days - February 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.28.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, Dr. Nicholas Breakwell, Dr. David Perkins, Andreas Schleicher and Pak Tee Ng contri...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Pak Tee Ng - Singapore

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.22.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The annual Clean and Green Singapore Schools' Carnival encourages students, teachers and partners in education to showcase their projects that protec...

Ed Tech's Adaptive Sequencing: Putting The Cart Before the Horse?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Ossa Fisher

At the core of personalized learning is an adaptive approach. But as the recent EdSurge guide on adaptive learning made clear, the definition of "adap...

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 of...

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, Alb...

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...