Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 11:33am
Khadijah Niazi overcame several barriers to finish her introductory physics exam online. Pakistan recently blocked access to YouTube, the site Udacity used to host its lessons. She posted a plea for help on a Udacity message board and several classmates from Malaysia, Portugal, and England attempted to find a workaround. The next day she took the final exam. Even more amazing than the technology know-how is the fact that Kadijah was 11 years old and aced the class with the highest distinction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:54am
Looking at the wide set of new learning opportunities from the point of view of the professionals, the speed of change and the increased demand of flexibility in being able to build knowledge and to adapt themselves to new forms of collaboration and work, the capability of successfully exploiting the increasing variety and accessibility of learning occasions and resources, becomes a crucial issue.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:32am
Ohio public schools appear to be far short of having enough computers to have all their students take new state-mandated tests within a four-week period beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:21am
A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning - terrifying traditional publishers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 9:41am
Janesville's smaller neighors are on top of the latest technology. What is our district doing to keep up? Do our administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:58am
Apps are a great educational resource, but if you don’t have a tablet, smartphone, or iPod touch, you can’t really use them, right? Well, not exactly. You actually can access thousands of free and paid apps on your desktop, laptop, or netbook using Google Chrome.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 3:06pm
Bayside High School in Queens is one of two New York City public schools in a pilot program to replace water-wasting toilets with new low-flow flushers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:03pm
Take everything you know about what school was like when you were a kid and throw it out the window. If the fact that nearly every child these days is individually dropped off and picked up by their parents hasn't already alerted you to the fact that it's a different world, well... Let's just say the growing emergence of schools which have official policies surrounding high-tech concerns like smartphone usage, cyberbullying and social networks should rapidly clue you in.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 9:34am
Higher education is the next bubble. Facebook will replace classroom instruction. Textbooks will go away, and some colleges will, too. In other words, everything is going to change. Or, at least, that's the talk we in education and technology regularly hear these days. It sounds exciting—and, to some, scary. Is all the talk just hype? Or are we really starting to see the beginnings of major change?