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March 31, 2014

Next Generation Blends will Teach to One

"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

Is Travel Necessary?

Can one be globally competent without leaving the country? We explore this question.

March 27, 2014

Reflections on Khan Blends

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

Managed Instruction or Digital Learning?

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.

March 19, 2014

Teaching Channel: An Online Community Improving Practice

Recognizing that "a video library probably won't change practice," Pat Wasley set out to make Teaching Channel (Tch) an interactive community. The former dean of the University of Washington College of Education turned edupreneur took over the Oakland nonprofit two years ago.

March 14, 2014

Communicate Better About Standards and Tests, Duncan Urges State Boards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged state policymakers to better communicate about transitions to new standards and tests, and to move faster toward digital classroom materials.

March 13, 2014

States Graded on Legislative Efforts to Improve Digital Learning

Utah and Florida were the only states awarded an 'A' for their digital learning policies in a new report card issued by advocacy group Digital Learning Now!

March 13, 2014

Almost Half The States Improved Digital Learning Policies in 2013

The nation's digital learning health is improving. A new report card out today shows that 473 bills were introduced last year and 132 were enacted resulting in 22 states improving their grade on the 2013 Digital Learning Report Cards.

March 13, 2014

The New 'It' Language

Why computer programming is the "it" language for the global innovation age.

March 07, 2014

#SXSWedu

It's a big bustling conference stretching over four days with with lots of hangouts, receptions, and announcements. It's not mission-focused and coherent (e.g., better blended and online learning) like an iNACOL event; there's a stronger startup culture than at an ISTE event; there are more teachers than at ASU, but some of it (i.e., keynote choices) like Austin, were just weird. Oh, and it was cold, like freezing rain cold.

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