The California Department of Education is applying user-centered design thinking to create educational technology solutions. Guest blogger Karen Holst tells the story.
All Blog Posts With education technology Tag or Category
October 20, 2014
October 13, 2014
How to create a new learning system, what I call Learning 2.0? Build a political coalition around a new learning infrastructure available to every student in the state. Start with English Language Learners.
October 08, 2014
Almost all the education wars are being fought on a very small battlefield. There's real carnage, but no winners. We should switch the reform fight to building a new learning system.
September 16, 2014
What the best way to deliver assistance to English Language Learners and their teachers? Join our design challenge.
September 15, 2014
John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.
September 12, 2014
Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.
September 11, 2014
Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.
September 04, 2014
The iPad story in Los Angeles grows, as we had predicted. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy sent the school board a six-page memo defending his actions. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times called for greater transparency, for the release of the district inspector general's reports, and for a new investigation.
September 02, 2014
The story of how the Los Angeles Unified School District contracted for iPads and software with Apple and Pearson is not going away. Calls for investigation continue along with public questions about whether Superintendent John Deasy can, or should, survive this issue and others. But the important issue is not the contract; it's the strategy behind it.
August 27, 2014
After disclosures of possible improprieties in the negotiation and letting of contracts, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has halted purchases of Apple iPads under a $30-million contract that was to be the first round of a $1-billion program. Now that the district has hit the reset button on the troubled program, it's time to learn from experience. The real lesson here isn't about iPads; it's about managing through contract.