Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 8:55am
The 2010 movie Waiting for Superman highlighted a growing problem in our education system: that students are finding it more challenging to get a quality education based on the current paradigm. While the film raised controversial issues, a thought came to me: Is technology the education sector's Superman?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:16pm
To close the gender gap in city science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 9:13am
Everyone wants to hangout with Sal Khan. The popular founder of the innovative Khan Academy is a good person to rub elbows with—even if you're the Obama administration's top education official.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:05pm
There are all kinds of geeky ways teachers can use technology to help their students perform better and learn more. One big problem, however, is that often, instructors either don’t know where to find these tools or just don’t understand how to use them. That’s exactly where Bill Gates wants to lend a helping hand.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:09am
Foretelling what's going to happen in five, 10 or 30 years is pretty much impossible, but some predictions are so spectacularly wrong they should be immortalized. This list presents predictions from some of the biggest names, publications, and research firms that, to date, have been really far off the mark.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 1:44pm
The issue of where public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real-world lessons for school officials and public education funding bodies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:43am
Laptops, tablets, and wireless classrooms. Virtual lessons and virtual teacher training. Ed chat and Google apps. Rhode Island schools are finally jumping on the digital bandwagon.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:30am
A new pilot program aims to address the lack of women in technology fields by starting early. The AspireIT program, from the nonprofit National Center for Women & Information Technology, pairs female high school and college students with K12 education organizations, such as ISTE and The College Board, to run computing outreach programs for middle school girls.
EasyTech by Learning.com covers national and state standards while preparing students for a technological world
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:17am
In my previous life as a high school English teacher, I often felt disconnected from everyone making the decisions that affected how I did my job. But crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment.