1. SKYRIM: How far r uu??!!

Pretty far, compared with typical learning environments. Not just for kids either: according to the Entertainment Software Association, the average age of video-gamers these days is 37, with 29% over the age of 50! (You know who you are. . .) Read more…

2. 10 Infographics for Learning

We all love infographics. Why? Well, they help us grasp information in a quick and fun way that appeals to our visual senses. In fact, there’s an infographic here explaining that. Below you’ll find 10 infographics that discuss learning in many different capacities – online, blended, mobile, etc. Tell us, what’s your favorite infographic on learning? Read more…

3. Top 10+ TED Videos On Education & Learning

TED offers great ideas through its videos. Today we’ve featured more than 10 of the best videos on education and learning from some of the greatest thinkers and innovators who have spoken at TED. Read more…

4. Times Misses the Mark–Again

The New York Times ran a long story attacking K12, Inc. and online learning today.  It is part of a series of hit pieces targeting private companies supporting innovations in learning that salaciously lift worst-case examples and present them as representative. Maybe this is what tabloids do, but we used to expect more of the Times. Read more…

5. What the Connections Acquisition Means

Pearson announced today that it acquired Connections Education, a leading national online learning provider.  I know both companies well and think this is a great combination. Connections is another success story for Sterling Partners, backers of Laureate, Sylvan.  Peter Cohen, President of Pearson’s School Group, came from Sterling/Sylvan and was on the board at Connections before joining Pearson about three years ago. Read more…

6. 10 Things I’d Do Right Now as a Superintendent

A public school superintendent asked me last week what I’d do right now. Read more…

7. 10 Unique Lesson Ideas for BYOD and BYOT

Bring your own device (BYOD) and bring your own technology (BYOT) policies are growing in education and the workplace. Teachers are taking advantage of mobile devices for “m-learning,” putting those mini computers in kids’ backpacks and pockets to use. Here are 10 lesson ideas for BYOD and m-learning in the classroom. Read more…

8. Richtel’s Rearview Mirror Misses the Mark

Matt Richtel wrote the rearview mirror story of the last decade—technology layered on top of how we’ve always done school yielding meager results at least when measured in traditional ways.  The story of this decade is that personal digital learning will change the world. Read more…

9. Florida Virtual Schools Increases Its Online Course Offerings

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) announced today seven new course offerings this fall, adding to its catalog of more than 110 free online courses for Florida students. New courses include Guitar 1, AP Art History, AP Human Geography, French 1, Sociology, Journalism and Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications for high schoolers. Read more…

10. 6 Reasons EdLeaders Should Let Kids Bring Devices to School

Bans on student use of mobile devices exist for some good reasons—kids use them inappropriately at school and there are safety and security concerns. So why bother considering a change? There are six reasons to consider BYOD. Read more…

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