21st-century learning

Education Finally Ripe for Radical Innovation By Social Entrepreneurs

Since 2006, I have been on Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design faculty at Stanford teaching innovation through user-centered design and experiencing the current disruption of education from the inside. This unusual background gives me complete confidence that the technology-enabled transformation currently under way WILL radically improve access to high-quality education across the globe. Here’s why.

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New Marshall County Schools (W.Va.) Superintendent Plans ‘Infrastructure’ Administration

With 34 years of teaching experience, all in Marshall County, Michael Hince said he feels confident in his abilities to focus on curriculum and adapting to challenges facing teachers and students.

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Virtual Learning Program Enriches Ohio Youth

Shawnee State University (Ohio) Outreach Services is helping middle school students in Portsmouth by offering tech-driven programs to 10 participating schools. The programs provide a safe place for homework centers, intensive mentoring in basic skills, drug and violence prevention counseling, and helps middle school students prepare for college preparatory courses in high school.

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Utah Surpasses All Others in Digital Education, New Study Finds

Utah ranks No. 1 when it comes to state policies dealing with online education, according to a new national study. The "Beehive State" was the only state to receive an overall "A" grade, according to the Digital Learning Now Report Card, a pro-digital nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

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South Carolina Educators Adjusting to High-Tech Learning Methods

As education leaders and state legislators are considering approaches to fixing South Carolina's education system, several people are already hard at work shaping the future of education. One of those people, Nathan Yon, says his new school opening this fall focuses on a combination of traditional and online learning.

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California Students Take Part in Online Education

Each morning, students head to classrooms to learn the day's lessons, but one school is providing children with the same education in a different environment. California Virtual Academies, or CAVA, provides students with the same K12 curriculum they'd have in a public school, but they access it online.

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Interactive Science Resources

From a guide to the Galapagos to the nervous system guide and lesson plans for laptop learning, The National Science Teachers Association has suggestions for interactive resources and online learning tools.

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Learning with Web 2.0

This PowerPoint presentation will help district leaders build community understanding and support for using Web 2.0 to increase participation, engagement, and 21st-century readiness for all students.

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Digital Learning Day: Celebrating Innovative Classroom Technology

Over 25,000 teachers and millions of students in all 50 states participated in the second annual Digital Learning Day, a national campaign promoting digital learning and shining a spotlight on successful classroom technology initiatives. Though the event lasted one day, educators are encouraged to engage with technology year round, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization that hosted the event.

Reaching Today's ESL Students

Some tips for success.

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