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June 29, 2017

'Mass Personalization' Drives Learning Experiment at AltSchool

It's hard and historically expensive to personalize learning. AltSchool's founders think they know how and that an exponential change in learning will follow.

February 13, 2017

Virtual Learning in State Parks: Tide Pools and Technology

Field trips are fun, but they are often difficult and too expensive. The California State Parks are using portable technology to allow students virtual access to tide pools, butterflies, and the gold rush, writes Brad Krey.

December 15, 2016

Teacher Networks: Here, There, and Everywhere

Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power and influence, Kristoffer Kohl and Charles Taylor Kerchner write.

August 29, 2016

Building on Minecraft's Educational Potential

I am starting to get the hang of Minecraft's basic controls and gaining a glimpse of why kids and some adults are excited about it. But what to do with the dead pigs?

August 25, 2016

Adventures in Minecraft: They Say It's Easy for Kids

I decide to try Minecraft. Kids are crazy for it; the building block game motivates them. After an afternoon of learning curve, I need to call my 9-year old tutor.

June 20, 2016

How School Leaders Can See Through Ed-Tech Hype and Make Smart Choices

Schools make bad edtech choices, writes EdSurge CEO Betsy Corcoran but they don't have to...with a little thought, reflection, and help from their friends.

May 23, 2016

How 'Design Thinking' Can Change Education

We've always been designers, says Tim Brown, the CEO of legendary firm IDEO. The logic and techniques used to create widgets can also allow people to create new social systems, he says in an interview.

February 04, 2016

Is Adaptive Technology an Ed Tech Prize or Fool's Gold?

Adaptive technology is either the holy grail or the fool's gold of the ed tech. A new report from EdSurge provides insight and a roadmap.

January 25, 2016

A Glimpse of Ed Tech Future: Steady Work

I went looking for unicorns and found clever, friendly workhorses instead ... and a prophet in the desert. Notes from an edSurge summit.

December 05, 2014

LAUSD iPad Scandal Breeds Costly Distrust

The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.

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