Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported, produced and blogged on health, climate change and local news for KQED in San Francisco.
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Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
The digital divide is not just about access to devices — a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.
At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.
A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.
The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
Despite a statewide competency-based learning policy, some New Hampshire high schools are focusing their energies on different kinds of innovation.