As more districts and schools move to blended- and online-learning models, will students collaborate less, and thus be less innovative?
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April 08, 2013
March 16, 2013
"Blended learning is definitely divisive right now," said panelist Tiffany Della Vedova, head of the preparatory division at The Mandell School, an independent school in New York. "It's pitched as blended learning equals Khan academy or flipped classrooms. But it's balance that's important."
February 04, 2013
A new survey from PBS LearningMedia finds that U.S. teachers are hungry for classroom technologyespecially interactive tablets and whiteboardsand are generally positive about the ways technology can affect student learning.
January 31, 2013
Three finalists for the National Online Teacher of the Year Award were announced yesterday by the Southern Regional Education Board and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
January 28, 2013
Comprising videos, customizable assignments and activities, and test-administration functionality, the latest generation of digital textbooks seem, according to those in the know, less like textbooks than entire courses in and of themselves.
January 24, 2013
Monica Burns offers what amounts to a classroom teacher's ode to QR ("quick response") codes, in this Edutopia blog post.
January 22, 2013
Teacher Bill Ferriter argues that the use of terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" has "done more harm than good" in education.
December 10, 2012
In a Huffington Post piece, two Google executives write about what they perceive as a "major flaw" in the Common Core State Standards: It doesn't address computer science.
December 04, 2012
Technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz writes on Edutopia that teachers need to beware of the "dangerous" stereotype that all students these days are "digital natives."
November 26, 2012
When Michigan students eventually take the Smarter Balanced Assessmentthe Common Core State Standards-based exam that the state has signed on to adopt in 2015they'll do so not on paper, but online. According to the Detroit Free Press, the change "marks a dramatic shift occurring in educa...