It's hard and historically expensive to personalize learning. AltSchool's founders think they know how and that an exponential change in learning will follow.
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Field trips are fun, but they are often difficult and too expensive. The California State Parks are using portable technology to allow students virtual access to tide pools, butterflies, and the gold rush, writes Brad Krey.
December 15, 2016
Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power and influence, Kristoffer Kohl and Charles Taylor Kerchner write.
August 29, 2016
I am starting to get the hang of Minecraft's basic controls and gaining a glimpse of why kids and some adults are excited about it. But what to do with the dead pigs?
August 25, 2016
I decide to try Minecraft. Kids are crazy for it; the building block game motivates them. After an afternoon of learning curve, I need to call my 9-year old tutor.
June 20, 2016
Schools make bad edtech choices, writes EdSurge CEO Betsy Corcoran but they don't have to...with a little thought, reflection, and help from their friends.
May 23, 2016
We've always been designers, says Tim Brown, the CEO of legendary firm IDEO. The logic and techniques used to create widgets can also allow people to create new social systems, he says in an interview.
February 04, 2016
Adaptive technology is either the holy grail or the fool's gold of the ed tech. A new report from EdSurge provides insight and a roadmap.
January 25, 2016
I went looking for unicorns and found clever, friendly workhorses instead ... and a prophet in the desert. Notes from an edSurge summit.
December 05, 2014
The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.