Personalized Learning

Infographic: How to Spend Your Summer

Summer is fast approaching. When the last bell rings and students head home for the summer months, many students experience what research is calling "summer learning loss," which largely contributes to the growing achievement gap in the U.S. The infographic below outlines effective ways students can brush up on their studies, skills and knowledge over the summer through internships, jobs, volunteer work and independent study.

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Q&A: Mickey Shachar On Traditional vs. Distance Learning

This week, Getting Smart had the opportunity to interview Mickey Shachar who conducted the study Twenty Years of Research On the Academic Performance Differences Between Traditional and Distance Learning: Summative Meta-Analysis and Trend Examination, which looks at the academic success of students enrolled in distance learning vs. traditional learning.

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Cohen Bullish on Path Forward for McGraw-Hill Education

Cohen and his colleagues in higher education, international, and assessment, are "becoming a solution partner, rather than instructional resource partner." That means "Converting from being focused on instructional resources to systems where you provide outcomes regardless of whether inputs are created internally or externally."

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Teacher spotlight: Tom DeRosa

Tom DeRosa is a teacher, writer and blogger living in in the Rio Grande Valley. His blog I Want to Teach Forever is a great online resource for teachers -- and a good read too!

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Top 10 Headlines On Getting Smart

Check out the most popular headlines on Getting Smart this Novmeber, which include "SKYRIM: How far r uu??!!," "Top 10+ TED Videos on Education and Learning," "Fixing Education: Fareed Zakaria's CNN Special Report," "WSJ Picks Problems, Misses the Promise of Learning Online" and more.