Check out the most popular headlines that readers enjoyed on Getting Smart this November:
  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. 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…
  3. Florida Virtual Schools Increase Its 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…
  4. Fixing Education: Fareed Zakaria’s CNN Special Report
    CNN’s Fareed Zakaria focused on education during his Sunday morning show GPS and had a prime time special with expanded coverage.  The prime time show kicked off with a video review of South Korea’s pressure-cooker test-driven system.  Fareed contrasted the Korean system with Finland’s lack of testing and focus on great teachers. Read more…
  5. WSJ Picks Problems, Misses the Promise of Learning Online
    The WSJ ran a generally negative article this morning about full time online learning.  There was some attempt to sample the breadth of the emerging digital learning landscape and the authors did point to several successful blended school models including SW Learning and Rocketship. Read more…
  6. Mentoring Your Students in Social Media or Vice Versa
    Generation Z is moving so fast we can only track their contrails. They have advertisers, marketers, and educators flummoxed with how they operate. What makes the Zs so different from the Boomers, Xs, and Ys? Quite simply, the Internet. Read more…
  7. Has the OER Tipping Point Arrived?
    Free and Open Educational Resources (OERs) are taking off. In the last two weeks, we’ve seen some major developments from some of the most influential players in education, Pearson and Blackboard. The market is shifting to open. Yet, has the tipping point arrived? Read more…
  8. Technology is Neutral: Adults Mess It Up
    This week I weigh in on the recent Education Week article regarding how public schools lose when online learning students fail. My friend Susan Patrick, who is President and CEO of INACOL, often remarks in her speeches that “technology is neutral, it is what we do with it that makes it great or evil.” Read more…
  9. Infographic: Textbooks of Tomorrow
    Online Education published another great infographic! This week, the focus is on the Textbooks of Tomorrow: Digital Textbooks Will Take Off as Print Dwindles. The infographic points out many evident truths about textbooks in education today and the ways that digital technologies provide increased benefits. Read more…
  10. 10 Unique Lesson Idea 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…
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