Staff Picks: Higher Ed, Digital Learning, Math Education, SmartTech

Karen Picks “Changing the Economics of Higher Education”

Karen says, “I’m a big believer in higher education, having served on a community college board, and we have quite a few college degrees in our family, but both of my children obtained their degrees with alternative/combination high school-college paths.  The creativity and the opportunities offered by many mentioned in this article are the way to go.  I appreciate that we can think outside the box.”

Carri Picks “How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement”

Carri says, “In this line of work, we get asked for the evidence that digital learning works pretty often. Tom’s summary of the top studies that provide research and top schools/programs that are getting results has answered the ‘where’s the evidence’ question for lots of people–as evidenced by all the social media action this post has generated.”

Sarah Picks “Learning Without Boundaries

Sarah says, “I enjoyed learning about the brain science behind learning, the enthusiasm of ST Math in schools and the impact of positive learning experiences on school culture at this week’s MIND Research Institute symposium Learning Without Boundaries.”

Tom Picks “A Lesson in Funding 1:1 Access From Spearfish

Tom says, “Upper midwest districts have quietly made the shift to digital learning.  About 40% of South Dakota high schools have 1:1 access.  A 2:1 matching grant from the state was a great kick starter for cash strapped districts and a good example for other states.”

Caroline Picks “SmartTech Roundup

Caroline says, “Every week I am learning something new from our SmartTech Roundup. It just proves again how many amazing people are working hard to ensure all students have the best education possible. This is truly a time of innovation and profound shifts in how students learn and I’m excited our team gets to cover those stories on a daily basis.”

Getting Smart Staff

The Getting Smart Staff believes in learning out loud and always being an advocate for things that we are excited about. As a result, we write a lot. Do you have a story we should cover? Email [email protected]

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