What’s not to love about summer time? Longer days. Fruity drinks. Backyard barbeques. Family vacations. That’s not all we love about this time of year. There’s lots of love about all the developments in this week’s top edtech news stories. Dive in!
Schools may be coming to a close for the year, but the shift to blended and personalized learning doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As this week’s top stories show, temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up. Check out all the great innovations on the rise this week!
Leaving the Common Core would be like a group of phone users leaving iOS or Android and going back to Blackberry--few apps, few updates, few friends. The politically motivated change would lead to weaker expectations, less teacher collaboration, and higher costs.
This infographic previews the next DLN Smart Series paper, “Core & More: Guiding and Personalizing College & Career Readiness” being released Thursday.
Made up of two main components—an adaptive diagnostic and instruction that includes both student online and teacher-led instruction and mobile apps, i-Ready provides an engaging and visually appealing approach to learning.
The SPRK curriculum is built on the belief that “play is a powerful teacher.” And rather than teaching students about programming by having them write lines of code on a computer, SPRK puts a Sphero and an iOS or Android device in students’ hands...
By: Jason Zimba. It can be a difficult challenge for teachers to meet students where they are and also teach grade-level mathematics. Negotiating that tension is the subject of this post, in which I'll offer some thoughts on striking smart balances in rotation models.
Today Digital Promise and Getting Smart released “Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation and Development.” This white paper outlines the attributes of next-generation teacher preparation and makes recommendations to support the development of teacher preparation and development systems.
When talk turns to innovation, we usually think of a wizbang app, but advances in public policy can have an even bigger impact particularly on disadvantaged neighborhoods. The two most important policy advances in the last twenty years are Common Core State Standards and stronger state roles in education policy.