Benjamin Riley and Alex Hernandez square off
Innovate with charters, expand career and technical education
Rural superintendent don’t consider teacher recruitment and retention among their biggest challenges…and mixing rural schooling and technology is more complicated than you might think.
We can provide more students with the teachers they need by leveraging online learning.
Technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers
The two innovators still have a significant amount of work ahead, but their moves are pointing in the right direction.
Don’t assume that by adding blended learning, we must automatically be detracting from something else.
Examples from Florida and Pennsylvania
What we learned by teaching “Saving Schools: History, Politics and Policy in U. S. Education,” our first Massive Open Online Course
A few scattered predictions from around the world of education about what we might see.
Some of the pedagogical models we see emerging in computer science may be a harbinger of not just what we need to teach in the 21st century, but how we may come to teach it.
inBloom, a non-profit that offered a data warehouse solution designed to help public schools embrace the promise of personalized learning, collapsed and has ceased to exist, as privacy concerns from interested parties mounted over a period of many months
Is KIPP falling prey to the classic innovator’s dilemma by not deploying disruptive innovations?
What personalized learning looks like now, what it could be, and how technology can help.
Simply having a technology plan may not be a meaningful proxy for a clear blended learning strategy or support system.
The XPrize is funding its first edtech competition to handsomely reward the team that develops the best software to help children in developing countries teach themselves basic literacy and math.
A growing number of examples show that used well, blended learning—and hence education technology—can help boost student achievement in both charter and district school settings.
Course access is a powerful tool to make particular courses available to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to take them.
We need more opportunities for education leaders to help their peers with solutions to the problems and barriers they confront as they move toward blended learning.
Florida high school students taking Algebra or English I online perform at least as well on state math and reading tests as do students taking the same courses in a traditional format.
We are witnessing a particularly exciting breed of edtech that focuses on relationships and networks as much as academic content and assessment.
Course Access is still a new policy, but for many students, no matter where they live or what school they attend, it will give them a significantly greater chance to fulfill their potential.
A 1-to-1 laptop or iPad roll out is not a new instructional model. Whether a student can or cannot carry a machine around all day tells us little to nothing about a school’s actual pedagogy, about the quality of interactions between students and teachers, or about the rigor of the software programs delivered through those devices.