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May 27, 2013

Houston High School Students Get Laptops Next Year

In his February state of the district speech, Houston superintendent Terry Grier pitched the idea of giving every high school student a laptop. "This is a way of transforming what and how we teach," Grier told the school board in April.

May 23, 2013

Children's Literature Builds Global Competence

Children's literature about the world and its cultures compels young minds to investigate ways of life and thinking that can be different—or quite similar—to their own. It offers important perspectives as students build basic literacy skills.

May 22, 2013

Australian Study Points to Benefits of Games-Based Math

Recognition that "games can provide challenging experiences that incorporate effective learning principles and sustained engagement," led Dr. Kristy Goodwin of Macquarie University to study what she calls Digital Games Based Learning (DGBL) as an emerging pedagogy.

May 21, 2013

Khan Academy Receives Financial Support to Focus on Common Core

The Helmsley Charitable Trust will provide $2.2 million to Khan Academy, known for providing online instructional videos, to develop content and tools to meet the common core math standards.

May 11, 2013

Five Technology Tools Journalists Use

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting employs innovative, nontraditional techniques in two complementary worlds: journalism and education. Understand some of the digital tools they use--and get inspired to involve students in world events.

May 08, 2013

Study Confirms Gains From Game-Based ST Math

A WestEd study released this week confirmed gains tracked by schools using the innovative ST Math program from MIND Research Institute. More than 1,700 schools use the supplemental math games.

May 07, 2013

Improving Teacher Conditions & Careers

As the nation celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week, we couldn't think of a better way to honor National Teacher Day than with a paper that highlights the positive impacts that blended learning is having on the teaching profession.

May 03, 2013

District Guide to Online Learning

Online learning can expand student (and staff) options, grow enrollment, and power blended learning. It shares many critical success factors with traditional education, but different enough that you need to do your homework and develop a good plan. Following is a 10 point district/network guide to online learning.

May 02, 2013

A World Wide Web of Learning

A look at how the World Wide Web changed education--and the world.

May 01, 2013

Nexus Lansing: A New High School Experience

Nexus Academy, supported by Connections Learning, is a personalized competency-based environment--a great example of a flex blend with lots of extra features. It's worth a visit.

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