Innov8: Reimagining Education

Our team has recently had a chance to go on several school visits where we’ve witnessed innovative educators reimagining education to better support today’s students. From powerful personalized learning in Chicago to a global student-centered school network based in Austin, education leaders across the country are thinking outside the box to create innovative learning spaces. This week we’re helping school districts in Kansas City and Cleveland reimagine learning experiences and spaces.

From virtual tours to artificial intelligence, this week’s stories celebrate the latest resources and ideas designed to help support 21st-century learning.

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1. Teleport 360° Editor Tablet App

Have you taken your students on a virtual field trip yet? This new tool could be a great way to get started!

2. Podcast Study Guides

Podcasts can be educational even without study guides, but this update will make one of our favorites even better.


3. Brain Link

Are you working to prepare your students for a complicated and unpredictable future?

Jack Clark (@jackclarksf) also pointed us to two new AI studies:

4. New research from Google shows how artificial intelligence can collaborate with experts to better diagnosis disease–in this case diabetic retinopathy, a degenerative eye condition.

5. New research from Facebook illustrates how two collaborating agents, Alice and Bob, automatically generate a curriculum of exploration and solve the tasks by having it reverse its own actions.

Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd

6. Up

This is another small step towards “Goal 2025: 60% of Americans with College Degrees.”

#Teachers & #EdLeaders

7. COSN 2017 IT Leadership Survey

We were excited to see data accessibility on the list of top education IT concerns.

8. School Climate Study

Remember, just two minutes a day can be all it takes to improve you school’s culture.

Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.

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