EdTech 10: Practice Future Now

“Practice future now.” That’s GEF’s advice that Tom shared in one of many recent blogs exploring the modern workforce and its implications.
And while we’re excited to see education innovations continue to build momentum in classrooms across the country as a new school year begins, we think there are some important topics that aren’t yet “front of mind” for educators and education leaders. We’re committed to exploring these topics and sharing what we’re learning as we “practice future now” with our readers.

Blended Schools & Tools

1. Positive PLearning Power

We recently shared a blog about how supporting both rigor AND personalization in the classroom ensures personalized learning is being implemented successfully.
2. Today’s Classroom Checklist

Here’s a checklist of things to look for in a school to make sure it’s student-centered as well.

Digital Developments

3. Coursera’s New Focus

We recently mentioned Coursera in a blog on successful future student learning as well as digital learning platforms.

Smart Planet

4. Running 50 Years Behind

Stem Gems

5. STEM Training

6. Coding Camp

Higher, Deeper, Further, Faster Learning

7. Student Success at Scale

Check out Barbara’s full blog here, as well as our podcast with Paul himself on his book.
8. UW Flex Option

Mark Milliron recently shared how and why higher ed degrees still matter in this podcast.

Smart Parents

9. Go With The Flow

Let’s Get Personalized

10. An Educational Eden

Note: This is part of a series The Atlantic ran this week with questions posed to a diverse panel of education experts — definitely worth checking out.
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