Global Learning

12/11/2012

12/11/2012

The Boulder Valley School District's last adoption of new elementary math materials was mired in controversy.

12/4/2012

12/4/2012

Learning a new language is tedious and demands a lot of practice. Luis von Ahn doesn’t want all that effort to be wasted. In fact, it might be a gold mine. Von Ahn, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is the co-creator of Duolingo, a free language-­learning site that turns students into an online workforce. His software uses their answers to simple exercises in a translation service that he expects to charge money for.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

Starting down the path of offering online learning can seem a difficult journey. We, at the Capital Area Online Learning Association, are in our fourth year of this journey, so we hope that this paper will provide some useful tips and lessons learned to help navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of starting an online learning program. Although presented in a linear fashion, many of the steps could be performed simultaneously, or readdressed as new information is gathered and different policy decisions are made.

11/20/2012

The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st century skills. It includes an alignment overview, examples, and both Common Core and assessment resources.

11/20/2012

In this latest research, the Evergreen Education Group looks at how far districts have come with online learning, as well as how far administrators still have to go, and what is needed to get there.

11/20/2012

In this DALI Summit feature session, Karen Talbert, part of the executive leadership team at Learning.com, busts the myths about what digital literacy is and isn't. She talks about the critical technology skills today's students need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems and how to ensure teachers are prepared to get them there.

11/20/2012

As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.

11/13/2012

11/13/2012

Should children born into a world of computers, iPads, smartphones and e-cards have to learn old-fashioned cursive handwriting?

11/9/2012

11/9/2012

For Bob Carson, professor of geology and environmental studies at Whitman College, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a chance to teach and learn from witnessing an active volcano in the backyard of his own state. Carson shared that knowledge Wednesday at the Walla Walla Public Library, where the children's section became a virtual classroom.

10/23/2012

Google chief evangelist for education Jaime Casap delivering keynote presentation the District Administration Leadership Summit Sept. 20, 2012.
10/23/2012

On Sept. 20, Jaime Casap, senior education evangelist at Google, Inc., gave the keynote presentation at the District Administration Leadership Institute Summit at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. Casap had the audience thinking about the meaning of true educational vision and where we need to be in the future with regard to creating a learning environment that brings out the best in every child. A summary of his keynote is below.

10/22/2012

10/22/2012

Carbondale Elementary School District 95 welcomed three international school administrators as part of the 2012-2013 Adminstrator Exchange Program.

10/11/2012

10/11/2012

Four Horry County Schools officials will head to China next month as part of a program where they will learn about the country’s educational system while establishing connections meant to reach into local classrooms.

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

Teachers in Maryland are about to get new help and encouragement to talk about the touchy topic of global warming in their classrooms.

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

If our kids learned as much in school as Canadian kids do, we'd increase our gross domestic product by about $50 trillion over the next 80 years, estimates Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution.

7/16/2012

7/16/2012

Rote learning can take a toll on building creativity in schools. The nations that can strike the right balance will gain a competitive edge.

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