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For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

| March 13, 2013 | 43 Comments

No device should ever be hailed as the silver bullet in “saving” education — nor should it be completely shunned — but when it comes to the possibility of bridging the digital divide between low-income and high-income students, devices may play a pivotal role. Access to the Internet connects kids to all kinds of information […]

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Student Mentors: How 6th and 12th Graders Learn From Each Other

Student Mentors: How 6th and 12th Graders Learn From Each Other

| March 7, 2013 | 5 Comments

When Tracy Edwards posted on Facebook last October that she was searching for a part-time writing instructor for a middle school program, Kip Glazer jumped immediately at the chance. But Glazer wasn’t applying for herself. Instead, she envisioned her 100 senior high school English students, who were about to become virtual writing mentors to 200 […]

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By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide

By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide

| February 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

A new Pew Research survey of more than 2,400 middle school and high school teachers released today shows that, while teachers believe technology has helped with their teaching, it’s also brought new challenges — including the possibility of creating a bigger rift between low-income and high-income students. A few highlights from the report: While 92% […]

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How to Help Mobile Education Go Global

How to Help Mobile Education Go Global

| February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

For many of us, the conversation around mobile learning has shifted from asking whether mobile devices present educational opportunities to how they might best do so. From that second question, a new initiative has been launched: SMILE, the Stanford Mobile Inquiry Learning Environment, an idea, which, in practice, is almost staggeringly simple. Essentially, SMILE is […]

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control

| February 21, 2013 | 15 Comments

For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to get students to own their learning for years, draws on his experiences as a teacher, principal and education consultant to tell stories about some of the ideas he sees as integral […]

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What Will It Take to Bring Mobile Ed to the Developing World?

What Will It Take to Bring Mobile Ed to the Developing World?

| February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

In developing countries, where smartphones and dependable cellular networks are still scarce, it’s been difficult to gauge the real impact of the mobile education movement. But with the combination of different factors — the advent of new technology, decreased pricing for data, a worldwide lust for mobile education, and a persisting patience for smaller screens […]

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

| February 13, 2013 | 43 Comments

Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school. A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic […]

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The Upside and Dark Side of Collecting Student Data

The Upside and Dark Side of Collecting Student Data

| February 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

As learning increasingly moves toward the digital landscape, the role of data is also coming under more scrutiny. Every time a student browses the Internet or uses an app for learning, trace data is created, and thus the potential to use it for the benefit of that student. A slew of companies and products offer […]

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Where Are All Those Ed Tech Dollars Going?

Where Are All Those Ed Tech Dollars Going?

| January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Getty The largest segment of the $7.76 billion ed-tech market, according to the industry group SIIA is “instructional support,” which accounts for up to 38 percent of the market — and that’s increased by 12 percent over the previous year. Companies within the “instructional support” space earned $892 million, with assessment and testing products registering […]

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Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

| January 4, 2013 | 29 Comments

Getty Here are three big stories concerning education and learning that you’ll be hearing about in the year ahead—and some pointers on how to think about them. 1. SMART USE OF TECH. Computers have been present in classrooms for a number of years now, of course, and in 2013 excitement about their potential to transform […]

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