Will Richardson brainstorms towards a working definition of "bold schools" (as distinguished from "old school"): ...schools that really are trying to move toward a technology-rich, student-centered, inquiry-based learning practice that effectively prepares kids for the required skills and disposit...
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Colleges are increasingly exploring the use of student "data"including everything from grades to instructional-prompt responses to online "click" patterns to customize instruction and learning opportunities.
October 25, 2011
At the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, Calif., you might notice something missing from every classroomcomputers!
October 21, 2011
Here's a surprising, somewhat out-of-the-way finding: A national poll conducted last month found that most Americans (68 percent) are opposed to the idea of schools using iPads or e-readers in place print books. Interestingly, women and young people (ages 18-29) were the most strongly opposed. Only ...
October 20, 2011
Reflecting on some recent biz-tech reading he's been doing, Bill Ferriter questions whether schools are doing enoughif anythingto evaluate prospective teacher-hires by their potential for innovation. He's developed a few sample interview questions to help them along. Here's a good one: ...
October 14, 2011
A chemistry teacher who teaches in Bristol, Pa., has been conducting class from Alaska via webcasts.
September 30, 2011
In a recent policy brief, the Progressive Policy Institute, a Democratic-aligned think tank based in Washington, proposed preparing a corps of tech-savvy teachers aimed at boosting 4th grade literacy rates in low-income communities, using Teach for America as a program model.
August 25, 2011
Apple is collecting used iPads to donate to Teach for America teachers in low-income schools.