Behind the Headline: Could Kid-Friendly Tablets Be a Bright Spot for Retailers?

Manufacturers have been hoping that kid-friendly tablet computers will gain market share, but many families seem to prefer full-scale tablets for their kids.

ClassDojo and How Tech Can Help With Soft Skills

ClassDojo has developed digital tools that can help teachers, parents, and students improve classroom behavior, develop good learning habits, and support character development.

Toddlers and Tablets

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Education Apps for Preschoolers

The best new apps will push the boundaries of early childhood development and learning science in at least four areas: executive function, creativity, number sense, and phonemic awareness.

Digital Learning and State Legislatures

Will digital learning fulfill its potential to create a student-centered education system? The actions of state legislatures will inevitably shape part of the answer.

Lessons in Cyberspace

Teachers adapt what they find to what their students need

Teachers adapt what they find to what their students need

Digital Roundup

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

Rocketship Education Brings Tech Closer to Teachers

Rocketship leaders will fix a disconnect they see between what happens in the online learning lab and the classroom, to give teachers more control over the students’ digital learning and further individualize the teaching.

Moving Schooling Forward: Next-Gen Grants Possess Promise

I’m excited to see many more blended-learning programs funded that don’t only provide online experiences but also project-based learning experiences as a central part of what they do.

The Promise of Personalized Learning

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Organize The Team, Then Train The Teachers

Too often in the edtech world, people claim technology would have impact if only we paid for professional development alongside it.

Avoid The Hype: Online Learning's Transformational Potential

How — and how much — will online learning grow?

Is K-12 Blended Learning Disruptive?

Analyzing blended learning through the lens of disruptive innovation theory will help people anticipate and plan for its likely effects on the classrooms of today and schools of tomorrow.

What We Can Learn From A Dinner Controversy In The Desert

Will we still need teachers as digital learning rises?

Why Don’t Entrepreneurs And Learning Scientists Talk Much?

All too often, products and services in the education market are not informed by what we know about learning.

Missing the Mark at the Arizona State Ed Tech Summit

It’s a big mistake to position technology as a way to replace teachers.

Steps and Leaps Into Next-Gen Learning

As schools across the country adopt blended-learning models, a few clear trends are settling in, and some groups continue to help schools push the design envelope on what’s possible for students.

MOOCs in Size Small, Please

Could MOOCs work in K–12 education, too?

Is the Technology ‘Ready’ for Blended Learning?

At the outset of any industry, the technology tends to be immature and not yet good enough for the majority of users.

Physical Activity and Digital Learning: Two Peas in a Pod

Student-centric digital learning provides a means to make sure that physical exercise doesn’t fall by the wayside

Behind the Headline: At Hallway, a Start-Up for High School Students By High School Students

On Top of the News At Hallway, a Start-Up for High School Students By High School Students Washington Post| September 6, 2012 Behind the Headline Game Changer Education Next| Fall 2012 A new education technology start-up called Hallway is being launched by students at an elite Virginia high school (TJ), reports Steven Overly in the […]

No Shock as Peru’s One-to-One Laptops Miss Mark

All too often advocates for education technology have extolled its benefits without recognizing that technology alone will not transform education.

Dithering and Delay in New Jersey Denies Students Important Schooling Options

States are right to be concerned about how to best regulate virtual charter schools, but blocking or delaying the option of full-time online schooling isn’t the right tact to take.

Gates Foundation Steps Up with Investments in Next-Generation Learning

It is exciting to see a foundation step up and take some risks to reinvent learning to create dramatically better and lower-cost learning experiences for all students.

The 411 on Digital Learning

Here are our favorite Education Next articles and blog posts on digital learning.

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