Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 10:32am
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Family Health International in Washington, D.C., to establish the Center on Technology and Disability. The center is a collaborative effort among FHI, American Institutes for Research, and PACER Center, designed to help children with disabilities who need assistive and instructional technology to improve their learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:20am
Developers from a dozen high-tech start-ups are entering New York City classrooms to help teachers brainstorm solutions to educational challenges. Among their projects: tailoring math lessons to middle-school students whose abilities may be grade-levels apart. The program is hosted by the New York City Department of Education’s Innovation Zone, or iZone, which works with schools to design and pilot new approaches to K12 instruction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:08am
More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs. The federal government is proposing to respond to that need by investing millions of dollars in school construction and modernization. But those dollars must be spent wisely. The schools of yesteryear, with their rows of desks and stair-stepped lecture halls, simply don't work for the students of today.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:17pm
The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:49pm
Ninety percent of education leaders, the most out of any sector for which respondents were surveyed, believe that technology has made them more imaginative and creative at work, with 80 percent saying it has also made them more productive. These insights are from a study called "Humans and Machines," conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh.