Posts by Caroline Vander Ark
As another school year begins many leaders will again question whether or not to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Technology (BYOT) policy in their classrooms. The infographic below highlights many of the pros and cons to letting students use personal devices in the classrooms.
From the minute you pick up Deborah Kenny's book wrapped in star endorsements from the likes of John Legend and Hugh Jackman, you know she must be doing something right. Kenny is Founder and CEO of the successful network of public charter schools known as Harlem Village Academies.
In a paper released today, three experienced investors suggest that recent changes make it possible to produce a substantial impact and achieve market rate returns. Learning Returns: Impact Investing at the Education Turning Point, is the first paper in a series focused on accelerating and improving the shift to personal digital learning.
Innovative education advocate Tony Wagner makes the case for preparing students for the innovation-driven economy in latest book. Profiles of successful young innovators are paired Microsoft Tags that link to original videos produced by filmmaker Robert A. Compton, to help enhance content understanding.
Utah has shown a strong commitment to Digital Learning Now’s 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. By allowing students to have choice down to the course level, families are able to make the best decision for every student’s academic success.
CIS is the brainchild of youth advocate Bill Milliken, a man determined to improve the lives of all students, no matter what life challenges they face. Milliken wanted to bring community resources in to public schools where they could be accessible, coordinated and accountable.
"We are excited to have Arne Duncan give a keynote at SXSWedu 2012. His work as the U.S. Secretary of Education, striving for improvements in the quality of learning in America, has a huge impact on the future of education."
At the close of the New York Stock Exchange today, McGraw-Hill announced a joint venture with New Oriental Education & Technology Group. The venture, from two of the world's leaders in education services, will provide access to after-school programs focused on 21st Century skills to students in China.