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On Beautiful Shared Places

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We recently created a list of the most pressing issues of our time, and beautiful shared places kept appearing. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at a dialogue with our team and Getting Smart friends about why there is a need for these in our world.

Don’t Doubt Detroit

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There are incredibly dedicated educators and families in Detroit working to revive their schools and communities. The heart and resilience of the people in Detroit is palpable.

Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature

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By: Hannah DeRusha. Breaking down big ideas into bite-sized applications can help introduce young learners to a new way of thinking. My kindergarten and first-grade students are learning about human nature this year through experimental play using robots.

Gooru Powers Personalized Learning With Open Content

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Nonprofit platform Gooru provides K-12 teachers and students with real-time assessment data and a catalog of free and open content designed to personalize the learning experience and support students in reaching their goals.

Impact Report Shows NTN Better Prepares Students for College and Life

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Schools that are part of networks have shown boosted achievement and graduation rates, and networks allow for quality options to scale in communities that need them most. New Tech Network is a great example.

3 Ways to Participate in Global Collaboration Day 2017

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Students, teachers and organizations across the world are celebrating Global Collaboration Day today. Here are three ways you can also participate in this virtual event.

If You Believe in Your Work, Start Talking About It

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If you believe in what you’re doing, you should be talking about what you’re doing. If you’ve found a new way to improve students’ learning, students everywhere deserve a chance to benefit from your discovery.

Getting Smart Podcast | A Human Network to Remake Learning in Pittsburgh

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Gregg Behr, Executive Director of the Grable Foundation, shares more about the journey to create the Pittsburgh Remake Learning Network, a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning.

Smart List | 40 STEM Networks and Maker Resources

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If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new inexpensive (or better yet, free) resources that can introduce more students to STEM and maker education. Here are 40 good places to start.

Artificial Intelligence In Education: Don’t Ignore It, Harness It

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By: Sébastien Turbot. The use of virtual reality and artificial intelligence is gaining popularity in so many industries, so let's take advantage of the many ways this type of technology can also enhance our current education system to benefit students and teachers.

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