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EdTech 10: EdTech Equinox
This week brought us the official arrival of Spring. In honor of the Vernal Equinox - with its equal amounts of day and night, we thought we’d deliver this week’s Top 10 - with equal parts education and technology. Enjoy!
Carnegie Supports New High Schools that Recuperate & Accelerate
Carnegie Corporation launched a $15 million grant program for next generation high schools and a report that details the rationale: Opportunity by Design: New High School Models for Student Success.
EdTech 10: Popes, Particles & Personalized Learning
This week’s global headlines included the appointment of new Pope (with #newpope knocking #sxsw from the top spot in trending tweets) and the confirmation of the Higgs Boson “God particle” (a pretty cool return on the $9B investment in the Large Hadron Collider). Were you too busy with…
EdTech10: A Weird Good Week
Seven letters dominated the news in our world this week - S X S W E D U. (Well, six letters technically, but you get our point.) The Getting Smart team had a great time in Austin. It was the perfect balance of informative sessions and engaging conversations before and after them.
EdTech 10: In Like A Lion
You know what they say – March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. While you’re waiting for that transition in your corner of the world, take a break from your basketball brackets and annual hunt for all the green things in your wardrobe to dive…
EdTech 10: Disrupt, Incubate, Re-engineer
There were big verbs in the news this week, with lots of activity across the K-12 and Higher Ed space. This week’s EdTech 10 is all about disrupting, incubating, persevering, re-engineering, and shifting. Now, get to reading...
Love was in the air this week. President Obama showed love for Early Education and STEM in this week’s SOTU. Research revealed that aspiring teachers are showing more love for technology more than practicing teachers. And, as always, there’s a whole week’s worth of news to love right here in this our EdTech 10. (Think of it as our version of heart-shaped chocolates.)
The shift to blended learning is getting a bit easier. Digital Learning Now! has provided a roadmap. New tools and schools show the way forward.
EdTech 10: BETT Special
The Getting Smart team enjoyed hopping across the pond to London this week to tour schools, attend Microsoft events and join in the activities at BETT 2013. Walking into ExCel London, we were in awe of the space and the draw toward an education discussion. The event was rumored to receive more than 20,000 foot traffic over the course of the four days. The exhibits appeared gigantic, unlike anything at some of the biggest education conferences in the U.S. With our overseas insight, we thought we'd give you a roundup of view abroad.
EdTech 10: News Before Crossing the Pond
Are you headed to London for BETT this coming week? We are. Don’t worry, we’ll give you the roundup of the best happenings while we sip a cuppa, spread some clotted cream on a crumpet, and salute to Big Ben. But before we get too lost in our warm pints, we’ll share with you that this week, blended learning was off the charts and MOOCs are making headway in higher ed.