Technology purchasing at scale can be difficult. The possible pitfalls are many, and cash-strapped education institutions are generally less equipped than most to navigate the intricacies of a major purchase of devices. As the trend toward blended learning gains momentum, getting technology purchases right becomes ever more important.
All Blog Posts With digital learning Tag or Category
June 02, 2014
May 14, 2014
As schools use more educational software in the classroom, vendors are offering technology that attempts to streamline the student log-in process and eliminate wasted instructional time.
May 12, 2014
Research points to worrisome trends in children's reading habits and abilities, but more study of the role of technology is needed, says a new report.
May 08, 2014
Participating in an online, global writing community not only helps all students improve their written work but also enables them to collaborate on a global scale. Students exchange ideas, cultural perspectives, and learn to communicate with peers from around the world. These are the 21st century skills in action.
April 09, 2014
"What am I prepared to do to improve all facets of my school?" This is the driving question in Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times by Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milford High School in New Milford, New Jersey.
April 04, 2014
Strong states and common expectations are fundamental to the future of K-12 education in America. New tools create the opportunity for new schools; standards and states are the framework for quality at scale.
March 31, 2014
"We believe there's been a lack of transformative innovation in K-12," according to Joel Rose, founder of nonprofit New Classrooms. His website proposes, "an alternate credible vision for what's possible in schools."
March 28, 2014
Can one be globally competent without leaving the country? We explore this question.
March 27, 2014
It was a visit to Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto that inspired Scott Ellis to "really dive into blended learning." The math class using Khan Academy also impressed 60 Minutes (here's a short video description). Scott had five important observations.
March 21, 2014
A former governor and an ed school dean met in a bar...they discussed the seeming incompatibility of digital learning with differentiated instruction and the scripted curricula mandated by many school districts.