Personalized Learning

Q&A: How A Top Educator Drives Innovation and Social Change In His Classroom

By: Jaclyn Norton. Last month, Microsoft awarded the nations top educators who are bringing technology and project-based learning to their classrooms in innovative and interactive ways. Greg Witkin of Boynton Continuation High School in San Jose, Calif. won first place in the Educator as Innovator and Change Agent category for his project, "Finding Youth Voice." This project made students creators and visionaries behind a multimedia project that addresses a social problem.

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How Teachers Can Best Use Tech

We are in the early years of a learning revolution that has the potential to profoundly improve the reach and quality of American schooling. However, getting digital learning right is more about the planning than the purchase order. It’s not about the technology, but about what we do with it.


What ISTE Meant for EdTech Operational Leaders

By: Daniel Greenblatt. Operational leaders are constantly faced with organizational process challenges. It can be difficult to remember that systems and tools are only valuable in the extent to which people adopt them and use them with fidelity.


By Teachers, For Teachers

Educators 4 Excellence rallies teachers to help create a more fair and equitable education system for our children. We meet guest bloggers Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, founders of Educators 4 Excellence.

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Four Ways States Can Promote Quality in Blended and Online Learning

With the growth of new learning models comes the need to improve quality assurance systems across K–12 to ensure that only high-quality, proven providers serve students. The 2015 iNACOL State Policy Frameworks presents frameworks for sustainable, systemic change that will dramatically increase personalized learning for students.


Serious Games Promote Engagement and Learning

Game developers, educators and business professionals met at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Wash. this week to explore the ways games and simulations (sims) are revolutionizing learning, professional development, military training and health for the annual Serious Play Conference.

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Teachers and Technology in Education

By: Curt Allen. We want to support, not replace teachers. We want to enhance their professional advancement as they develop the young minds in their care. We want to help them prepare better, counsel with peers better and take objective measures of their students’ unique abilities and special needs. We want to be responsive to their preferences, whether they teach from a traditional, personalized, blended or project-based style.

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Parents Deserve Options

Wow, lots of hate for the parent trigger  from the ‘we know better’ bloggers on National Journal.  Here’s my take. What other service would survive for more than 5 years when more than half of the customers were dissatisfied? The only problem with the CA parent trigger is that…