Computers Enable Good Teachers

The power of educational technology does not come from replacing teachers, but from empowering teachers to provide better instruction.

Beyond the Factory Model

Oakland teachers learn how to blend

Oakland teachers learn how to blend

Disruptive Innovation And Education

Disrupting our K–12 schools or our public school districts is impossible today because there is no nonconsumption of education in this country, but helping our schools use disruptive innovation to disrupt the classroom—the way they arrange teaching and learning—is possible.

Digital Learning via Puzzles, Games, and Simulations

Most educational apps are nothing more than “chocolate-covered broccoli,” but there are some less structured (and more fun) ways for kids to learn.

Our Favorite Educational Apps

Great educational apps recommended by people who are tech experts, education policy wonks, parents, or all three.

Addressing Teachers’ Concerns about Online Learning

As more and more schools adopt blended learning in the years to come, the nature of teaching is going to change.

Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning

The main reason personalized learning is needed is that each student learns at a different pace and each student’s pace tends to vary based on the subject or even concept one is learning.

Blended Learning Impacts More Than Just Academics

At one credit recovery program, it is fascinating to see how blended learning impacts students’ relationships with their teachers and improves the non-academic aspects of their learning.

What Constitutes Success For Course Choice?

“Course choice’ policies give K–12 students the option of taking courses from a range of providers, often but not always online, and public dollars follow students to the chosen course.

NCAA Goofs On Online Eligibility

What is the NCAA objecting to that California, land of input-based regulation for schools, isn’t?

Software Vendors Shouldn’t Ignore the Groundwork for Edtech

As online learning marches upmarket, we can’t ignore the basic unmet infrastructure needs inside the vast majority of America’s school buildings.

Will Youth CareerConnect Disrupt or Sustain?

The ambitious program could fund the development of truly disruptive models for educating students in a manner that is tightly connected to workforce opportunities.

Focus on the Opportunities Ed Tech Brings, Not the Hype

When we talk educational technology, there’s far too much excited talk about big purchases of tablets or assessment systems and far too little about just what educators and students are supposed to actually do with these.

Julie Young: Disruptive Innovator For Students

Julie Young’s guiding vision for the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) began in 1996 as she wrote the word “student” at the center of a piece of paper and then asked a series of questions of the team gathered around her. What could school look like if the student was at the center?

Behind the Headline: Florida Virtual School CEO to Retire

Summer 2009 | Education Next

Julie Young, who launched Florida Virtual School 17 years ago as the first statewide online school in the country, has announced her retirement.

“Pulling” In New Edtech Solutions? The Federal Agenda to Bolster Learning Technology

How can the government best incentivize and speed up the creation of “high impact” learning technologies?

Creating a Good Course Choice Market

How can we capture the benefits of course choice while also protecting students from poor-quality course choice providers?

Don’t Expect Schools of the Future to Be Here Tomorrow

Historically, new innovations have the best chance for success if they deliberately decide not to start off in the big league with the most demanding applications and customers.

The Intelligence Of Education Elements

Education Elements is one of the few entities helping schools do the most basic work of implementing blended learning into traditional classrooms.

Can Technology Cultivate Social Capital?

In addition to altering instruction, technology stands to reshape how we guide and mentor students, and how we might expand their social and professional networks.

The Promising Future of Virtual spEd

The more customization a student requires, as is often the case with kids with special needs who need adaptations in pacing, methodology, presentation and curriculum, the more attractive virtual ed can be.

Teach to One Earns Promising Marks in Math Learning

Personalized-learning models powered by technology posted more promising gains in the 2012-13 school year, according to a recently released Columbia Teachers College study.

Technology Tools Lag Our Competency- Based Aspirations

The edtech market consists of numerous niche solutions that fail to provide educators with integrated solutions.

In The Best Interest Of Students: Blended Learning In Newark Charter Schools

The move to blended learning matters because learning science has long told us that students learn at different paces, have different working memory capacities, and possess different background knowledge when they enter a learning experience.

Using Blended Learning to Pay Teachers More

The power of blended learning—to let students learn individually paced basics online, so teachers can focus on personalized, enriched face-to-face instruction—can bring excellent teaching to more students, and enable all teachers to earn more.

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