Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 5:10pm
After years of neglect, education is a hot area of interest for technology startups. Y Combinator is the latest startup in this space.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:51am
Julie Garcia handed Apple iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:20am
Recent estimates suggest that 1.5 million elementary and secondary students participated in some form of online learning in 2010 (Wicks 2010).
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 1:50pm
Brookline-based Beaver Country Day School has been awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant of $10,000 to create an automated robotic vehicular independence system that can carry up to 50 pounds for wheelchair-bound individuals or those needing hands-free help to transport cargo. Called JARVIS, students will showcase their prototype at EurekaFest at MIT in June.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 12:07pm
An interview with John Martellaro over at The Mac Observer, an Apple focused e-zine, has Christopher Dawson of ZDnet Education thinking ... why can't we get this right?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:39am
As districts across the country adopt the Common Core math standards, many district math coordinators are looking for effective tools to help their students transition to the new curriculum.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:52am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 8:36pm
So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 4:56pm
We've all heard plenty about how students in several Asian nations continually outperform their U.S. counterparts on international tests for science, reading, and — especially — math. There is only one Western nation near the top of those rankings year after year, and Finland is an intriguing case.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:02pm
At first glance, it could have been any other first-grade class: Teacher Sheri Jehnings held up a book, read a passage, and told her students to illustrate and record a response. But instead of fanning out to desks or grabbing markers and paper, the first-graders pulled out their sleek new iPads, opened Educreations and began tapping out their thoughts on the screen.