John Dewey is alive and well on the southern shore of Lake Erie. You can hear his influence loud and clear in a handful of inspired teachers ready to make change at Lakewood High School in west Cleveland. They won a Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant and intend to open a Maker Space in the next year or two that will eventually educate 400 high school students.
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November 22, 2013
November 16, 2013
Children today see and interact with far-away relatives before they can even talk. It's a wonderful thing. So why does it stop in so many classrooms? Here are some ideas for videoconferencing projects.
November 14, 2013
The lawsuit filed against the department by plaintiffs in the Empire State says the group's data cloud puts private student information at risk.
November 13, 2013
Critics of the organization inBloom argue that the group's data collection in New York state will violate children's and families' privacy.
November 07, 2013
After the iNACOL conference in Orlando, I stopped by Florida Virtual School, the nation's first and largest online public statewide school. It was a lot more fun than a trip to Disney and I learned 10 things about their success.
November 04, 2013
iNACOL wrapped their tenth annual conference this week in Orlando. What used to be the Virtual School Symposium is now the Blended and Online Learning Symposium this week in Orlando. And blended it was, as we outlined in our summary, the majority of the 275 breakout sessions dealt with technology enhanced learning at school.
November 01, 2013
Five things any afterschool program can do to give youth the global experiences they need to thrive in an interconnected world.
October 29, 2013
Katie McNerney thinks about the future of education and the talent that will be required to unlock the potential. The CEO of EdFuel hangs out at 1776, a D.C. startup accelerator, with founder Kathleen deLaski, also the president of the deLaski Family Foundation.
October 28, 2013
When Collins-Maxwell began a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students in grades 6-12 in the fall of 2012, one of the largest concerns among teachers, parents, and board members was the management of the device. Teachers were worried that students would be off-task in class, refusing to do the assigned work.
October 15, 2013
"Learning a second language is no longer a luxury," said Angela Jackson. We agree. She adds, "It is a necessary skill that students must have in order to compete in a global economy. It broadens their opportunities in higher education, and research shows that learning a second language helps children in their overall cognitive development."