Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:30am
Five years ago, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams sent their respective students home with videos of themselves. Rather than assigning traditional homework, the teachers gave students time in class, with their close supervision and help, to put their learning into practice, giving rise to the concept of the 'flipped classroom'. Whether Bergmann and Sams were the first to practice flipped learning is probably unknowable, but they’re among its loudest proponents, having spoken at national conferences and co-authored the book, “Flip Your Classroom.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:03am
This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities from across the nation. This study provides unique details on what state leaders are doing to leverage federal, state and local education programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 1:08pm
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.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 4:18pm
National education nonprofit CFY (http://www.cfy.org/) today announced it has received a $1 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to further develop, implement, and study blended learning instruction in a whole school/community model.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:22pm
Amid the unveiled alongside the iPad Mini at an event on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook also brought up Apple’s leading role in education, highlighting the fact that the older full-size iPad had already been adopted by 2,500 classrooms around the U.S. in the two and a half years since it was first introduced.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:00pm
Strong and steady won the race for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, winner of the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes large, urban school districts making gains in student achievement.
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 - 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 ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:42pm
Teachers union leaders are calling for creating a preschool through community college system, expanded use of blended learning and year-round programs for at-risk students as part of a plan to reboot Michigan’s school funding system.