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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.

December 26, 2012

Despite Bad News, Progress is Possible

I have a hard time watching evening news--especially in the last few weeks--the headlines are hard to swallow. You can't help but assume that things are getting worse. It's depressing. But the news doesn't give you an accurate picture of the long term trends that are making life better for more people on this planet.

December 19, 2012

Blended Learning Decision: Enterprise or Portfolio

For many districts, the most important strategy decision will be whether to build a common district plan or encouraging schools to develop their own plans.

December 12, 2012

How Digital Learning Contributes to Deeper Learning

Here at Getting Smart, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to improve learning. We advocate for tools and schools that work better for students and teachers. We love to see and share stories about engaged learners producing quality products.

December 10, 2012

Changes at the Charters and Choice Blog

Education Week staff writer Katie Ash will be covering the charters and choice beat and blogging regularly here.

November 12, 2012

MOOC vs. MOAB (Mother of all Baumols)

You've probably seen William J. Baumol's book, The Cost Disease, or you've read an Inside HigherEd column about how education and health care are labor intensive and have not seen the same kind of productivity gains as other sectors. Perhaps you heard Paul Hill and Marguerite Rosa talk about Baumol's disease, "The combination of rising costs and stagnant productivity are major problems in an environment where many children are not learning the skills they need and education is now not likely to receive sustained increases in public funding."

October 12, 2012

Will Common Core and Digital Learning Lead to Deeper Blends?

"Provide student the skills and knowledge the will need to be success in the 21st century society." That's the goal of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Deeper Learning initiative. The Foundation convened grantees this week to discuss how to expand access to programs that promote better college and career preparation.

September 28, 2012

An Ed-Tech 'Consumer Reports'

Two professors propose a plan to launch a new organization that would evaluate education technology solutions and report those results to schools and ed-tech entrepreneurs.

September 26, 2012

Ed Week 'Spotlights' Tackle Digital Learning, Social Media

The resources, available for free, examine the use of social media in classrooms and the steps for building a digital district.

September 21, 2012

Parents Favor More Technology in Schools

Most parents and teachers of K-12 students support greater use of technology in education--and 63 percent of parents believe America's public schools are "behind the curve" compared to other parts of our economy in terms of taking full advantage of technology, according to a study released in early September by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission.

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