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January 18, 2013

Next-Gen Models Break New Ground, Promote System Redesign

The 20 breakthrough school models recognized by the Gates Foundation funded Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) took on the turnaround challenge, leveraged higher education partnerships, and improved the performance and sustainability of school networks (as outlined in part one of this three-part series). They also illustrate how blended learning supports and extends experiential learning (part two).

January 17, 2013

Next-Gen Learning Models Blend Tech & Experiences

Critics argue that blended and competency-based learning is just testing all the time. They chafe at what appears to be more mindless box checking. When I visit credit recovery labs and see students flying through online lessons and taking end of unit multiple choice quizzes, we worry that there is some truth to the criticism.

January 16, 2013

Parents Want to See More Reading for Fun With Paper or Digital Books

Despite the rising popularity of e-books, most students today still turn to print books when they read for fun, a survey reveals.

January 16, 2013

Nex-Gen Models Attack Problems, Leverage Opportunities

It's great if you think you have a good sense of how a next-generation school would work, but good luck trying to get funding. Most school districts don't have a process to respond to new school proposals much less funding them. And good luck getting a grant for a charter school before you get a charter approved (i.e., when you really need the money). That's why, given the emerging potential for personalization, the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) is a timely and important program.

January 14, 2013

Can 'Specialized Technology' Topics Lead Students into STEM Fields?

A new report argues that "specialized technologies" can encourage students to consider math- and science-related fields.

January 14, 2013

Ideas Put Forward for Reaching English Learners Through Technology

A number of individual programs, and school and district strategies, have shown technology's potential to help English language learners, a new paper contends.

January 08, 2013

NYC Schools' Competition Seeks Apps for Math Skills

The New York City Schools have launched the "Gap App Challenge," a contest to develop useful games and apps to help students with math skills.

January 08, 2013

Federal Program Puts Focus on Learning Technologies

The National Science Foundation has launched a program, Cyberlearning: Transforming Education, that is supporting efforts to integrate educational technology with research on how students learn.

January 04, 2013

Should Education Entrepreneurs Fear a 'Tech Bubble'?

A rush of investment in educational technology creates the possibility of a "bubble" and a subsequent crash, a recently released paper speculates.

January 04, 2013

Supporting High Access Environments

When I visit with superintendents, principals, teachers, and school board members, I always ask them what they are worried about. With plans for high-access environments, tech support is on everybody's list. So, I called Keith Krueger and Denise Shorey from CoSN.

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