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Technology in Education

The High Tech Classroom Balance: It's a Parent's Choice

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Shira Hirschman Weiss

For centuries, classrooms have relied on the Socratic method of teaching, engaging students in verbal discussions and eliciting questions, answers and...

"With Liberty and Justice and High Speed Internet Access for All"

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

I have seen schools throughout the country where the excitement of learning is palpable and students utilize technology and internet access as an integral component in their daily learning.

Instead Of Getting Ready For The Tech Revolution, Schools Are Scaling Back

| Sarah Garland | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

The promise of digital education is still out of reach for most American students. For schools that haven’t yet made technology an integral part ...

The Global Search for Education: Teacher Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The 21st century "movement" refers to the redefining of the goals of education and how learning is organized in order to meet the demands of the 21st...

Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

Jeff Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeff Dunn

Technology can open doors, expand minds, and change the world. That may be true, but it's not the panacea that it's been made out to be. As much innovation as the iPad may bring to the classroom, it's not going to replace a teacher anytime soon.

Taking the Board to School on Educational Technology

Richard D. Legon | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Richard D. Legon

Most college and university governing board members are between 50 and 69 years old and are not digital natives, yet these leaders are responsible, along with their presidents, for answering important questions on educational technology.

College and Career Readiness -- Part Two

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

True college and career readiness requires that we create knowledge and solutions that do not presently exist. Schools need to become places capable of generating knowledge -- not merely disseminating it.

The iPads-in-Schools Challenge: Tools for Consumption or Innovation?

Jane Margolis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jane Margolis

The next "big thing" to shape our society and economy will not come from what students hold in their hands, but from the know-how they possess in their minds.

Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education?

Nancy Conrad | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology
Nancy Conrad

Technology is evolving exponentially and is being used for far more than simply keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook. It is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives.

Soft Skills Are 'Hard As a Rock'

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Lydia Dobyns

I must admit I'm perplexed about the controversy over whether so-called "soft skills" such as work ethic, collaboration and critical thinking should be taught in school. This debate should be a non-starter. What's so soft about skills valued by Fortune 500 companies?

Learning How to Learn

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

Deciding to make fundamental changes to the way students learn, and, therefore, the way teachers teach, has huge implications for a district. Teachers and administrators often spend significant time researching effective strategies before adopting local innovation plans.

Can President Obama's Visit to New Tech School Pave the Way for Education Innovation?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Lydia Dobyns

Before the president spent 45 minutes with students showing off Project Based Learning, I got to engage in a conversation with him about the kind of innovation taking place in 100+ public school districts across New Tech Network.

Personalizing Learning Is the Key to Engagement and Achievement

Eric Sheninger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Eric Sheninger

NMHS seniors enrolled in one of the "Academies @ NMHS," a program of concentrated studies in three well-defined, career-focused areas directly connected to university majors and workforce need: the Academy of Arts & Letters, the STEM Academy and the Academy for Global Leadership.

TED Prize Winner Offers Audacious Vision for Re-inventing Education

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Lydia Dobyns

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDo teachers view themselves as learners? Do they experience their school as a vibrant learning organization? Frankly, this is another test many schools and school leaders fail.

Yahoo for Yahoo!

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Steve Nelson

Among the emerging trends in education -- from pre-school to post graduate -- is the genuflection at the altar of technology. Much of this is pure hype, manufactured and distributed by the tech companies who stand to profit immensely from efforts to digitize education.

Countdown: Top 10 Education Issues I'm Following in 2013

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

There is no shortage of opportunities to attend conferences, read blogs, review new research or just visit schools to see what is working in education and to also get reminded of what is not working well.

Collateral Damage: What's Behind the Rise in High School Graduation Rates

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

More students start college unable to read, or perform math skills, at the college freshman level. I'm not suggesting that we're intentionally reducing standards to raise graduation rates, but that's the unintended consequence of many current teaching and learning practices.

After We Avert That Cliff, Let's Create a Nation of Innovators: A Plea for Secretary Duncan

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

It's time to start measuring educational success by aligning financial resources with performance expectations. "True" educational return on investment (ROI) deserves our undivided attention.

Making It a Team Effort: Students Learn to Collaborate

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Watching high school freshmen navigate a collaborative project for the first time is a delight, or should I say watching them cross the "finish line" is a source of pride for all involved. Think of it like teaching your child to ride a bike, only this is a tandem bike built for six.

The Global Search for Education: Singapore on Technology

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Singapore has been faithfully implementing a master plan since 1997 for integrating technology into education."

Student Voices Heard In Election Process

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Students had many and varied opinions regarding ways to improve the economy. Recommendations included lowering corporate tax rates, ending excessive government regulations, raising taxes and more.

An Uncommon Path to Common Core Implementation

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

School districts everywhere have a daunting and exciting road ahead. It would be a shame not to seize this opportunity to tie Deeper Learning to the CCSS, and truly re-imagine teaching and learning.

Reimagining Legal Education

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

Law schools are in an alarming spot, and they will need to adapt quickly to properly serve their students and thus to survive and prosper once again.

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part V

Tom Segal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

Changes in educational delivery systems require new management tools. If education is to be personalized, there have to be mechanisms in place to track, analyze, and interpret the information required for individualized learning.

Beyond School Walls: Connecting Students and Teachers Around the World

Troy Tenhet | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Troy Tenhet

Eleven years ago, at the beginning of my career as a teacher, my students and I were isolated in my classroom. But video networking technologies have transformed the educational experience, literally connecting my classroom to the entire world.