Posts by Alison Anderson
Robots Are Not Just for Computer Labs Anymore
The Hummingbird Duo may be the first electronics kit that is fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, a college engineering student, and an adult maker. The Hummingbird Duo provides several levels of engineering and technology learning.
High Expectations at #NSVFSummit 2014
Today, at the New Schools Venture Fund Summit the group of more than 1,000 attendees were treated to an incredible keynote from Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Digital Citizenship: There’s an App for That From Learning.com
Simply limiting or restricting access is not the answer to keeping students safe. Students need to use the tools that will help them learn their best at any time and anywhere. As a result, Learning.com has developed a brand new Digital Citizenship App, specifically designed for middle and high school students, to teach them how to be safe and make good choices online.
10 Tips for Online Student Success
This week we talked to two of its online educators of the year, Shawn Wigg (HS Math) and Elise Harris (MS Civics) both to whom online learning is not new. They are full-time, online teachers at FLVS and know what it takes for students to succeed in online courses- because they see it every day.
Project Breaker Brings Entrepreneur Spirit to Portland, OR
The challenge will be run from May 4th to 19th, teams of 17-24 year old students from across Portland will research local manufacturing then design and test the viability and social impact of business opportunities they identify.
Classcraft Gamifies Classroom Culture
In this new game, Classcraft, the more students do well in class, not only academically but by supporting their classmates' learning, the more they gain points by succeeding with real positive actions, such as bringing notes to an exam.
New Common Core Math Missions Launch on Khan Academy
Today, Khan announced they decided to take the harder of the two roads and are proud to announce their comprehensive set of new student missions directly linked to the Common Core Kindergarten thru High School Math Standards.
HigherEd Adaptive Learning Comes to the US with Smart Sparrow
Most professors wanted to teach online but were unhappy with the available tools that offered a limited experience, took away their control over the learning objects and provided very little feedback on student understanding and achievement.
Online Learning Works for Student Athletes
Online learning is not just for "certain" students- the real beauty of it that is allows school to work for students in new and innovative ways. That definitely includes the students who are motivated to succeed in athletics as well as the classroom.
The Maker Spirit is Alive in Portland ( at #ipdx14 )
Great educators here in Portland are getting excited and ready to kick off their next two days of learning together- definitely feeling moved by the maker spirit.