Category Archives: Technology

Finalist – Next Gen Learning Challenges Planning Grant

Source: Next Gen Learning Challenges e-mail, Feb 2014 Advertisements

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High School with No Walls: iZone Academy

Source: WSJ, Dec 2013 New York City is planning to open a new high school next year—but it won’t have a gym, library, science lab or even a math classroom. The city wants to open a so-called school without walls, one where students would take courses that combine online and classroom learning, while giving them …

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1-to-1 Learning

Source: EdSurge, Nov 2013 Teachers College Study Columbia University Teachers College’s Center for Technology and School Change releases its initial findings on the outcomes of the Teach to One program. The study tracked 2,264 students who attended schools participating in the TtO program in Chicago, NYC, or Washington, DC) and analyzed their growth on the …

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15 Year-Old Mongolian Gets Perfect Score on MIT MOOC

Source: NYTimes, Sep 2013 Battushig, then 15, became one of 340 students out of 150,000 to earn a perfect score in Circuits and Electronics, a sophomore-level class at M.I.T. and the first Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC — a college course filmed and broadcast free or nearly free to anyone with an Internet connection …

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Incorporating Technology into the Classroom

Source: NYTimes, Sep 2013 When I asked Klein, who routinely characterizes current debates about education as “ideological, not evidence-based,” what evidence supports spending tax dollars on educational technology, he boiled it down to three things. First and most important was the power of “customizing.” Plenty of research does indeed show that an individual student will …

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Uncollege: The Gap Year Program

Source:  EdSurge, Sep 2013 Stephens is coalescing this goal into an official fellowship program, the Gap Year Program, to help other motivated dropouts to embark on their own self-learning journey. A big part of the program is to instill confidence and street smarts in students who may be daunted by the task of taking complete ownership …

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More to Life than AP Exams

Source: Inside Higher Ed, Feb 2012 What we ask about on our application also sends a message as to what we care about. In the very first essay question on our application we ask students what they do for fun. And we remind students that this is not a trick question. … while it is …

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Arne Duncan: How Technology can Enrich Education

Source: Scientific American, Aug 2013 In traditional classrooms, students complete a lesson and move on to the next when it is time for the whole class to do so—regardless of whether they have mastered it or they are already well ahead. Here each student worked at her or his own pace, taking as much or …

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Chromebooks for School

Source: EdSurge, Jul 2013 Samsung’s $249 Chromebook is comparable on price alone with plenty of Windows laptops, and both beat Apple’s $999 MacBook Air. (Budget $279 for the extra, one-time $30 on the management console license.) Deployability: You unbox, enroll, and get them into students’ hands in two minutes. (Kids can even do it themselves!) Mac …

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