achievement gap

How Do We Address the Needs of Kids Without Mobile Access?

How Do We Address the Needs of Kids Without Mobile Access?

| April 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Flickr:Shlala The $64,000 question in education: Does access to mobile technology actually help close the achievement gap? Bill Ferriter, a sixth-grade teacher in North Carolina, has been thinking about this issue, and writing about it on his blog, The Tempered Radical. In this recent post, he addresses a question from one of his readers, who […]

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Can a Smart Phone Program Really Close the Achievement Gap?

Can a Smart Phone Program Really Close the Achievement Gap?

| March 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Students from different geographic regions communicate socially, but also to help each other achieve the common goal of succeeding at Algebra 1. When asked what tech tools students would like to use in learning science and math, their reply was no surprise: “They said they wanted something that would utilize social networking technology — something […]

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Can Video Games Help Close the Digital Divide?

Can Video Games Help Close the Digital Divide?

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Applying African-American boys’ passion for sports video games toward building confidence in a learning environment. This fascinating article by Liz Losh on Digital Media & Learning looks at how video games as learning motivator can be a completely different experience for different cultures. A recent report on educational achievement among young black males describes a […]

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Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

| January 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

By Leslie Rule Leslie Rule is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) program. Can mobile learning bring quality education to under-served communities? Research is pointing in that direction. A recent report by Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that the mobile Internet may be the […]

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Zeroing in on the Achievement Gap

Zeroing in on the Achievement Gap

| December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the final post of the series of interviews, Department of Education’s Karen Cator discusses how the National Education Technology Plan addresses the achievement gap and how the plan squares with Race to the Top. – How is the achievement gap addressed in the National Education Technology Plan? How can technology bring the best education for […]

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Preventing Dropout Effort Starts in Kindergarten

Preventing Dropout Effort Starts in Kindergarten

| December 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

San Francisco Unified School District is putting more money into reducing the city’s 15.8% dropout rate with a $1 million federal grant that comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Part of the fund will go to a program called Plan Ahead, a mandatory ninth-grade class devised by the district along with […]

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Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina

Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina

| November 9, 2010 | 3 Comments

StudioH There’s so much fraught discussion over education reform, but at times, it all seems to become circular, undefinable, inconclusive. Enter 28-year-old Emily Pilloton. The founder of Project H Design has harnessed her considerable talents as a designer to tackle the struggling public education system of Bertie County, North Carolina, a rural community with a […]

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