Monthly Archives: June 2013

Put a Badge On It

Opportunities for connected learning through a newly emerging ecosystem. GUEST COLUMN | by Deborah Everhart In the past year, we’ve seen a flurry of highly publicized new phenomena in education. Convergences of transformative forces are driving new approaches to flexible, … Continue reading

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Best Without Worst

Increased Internet access creates technology and policy challenges. GUEST COLUMN | by Charles Sweeney President Obama’s recent signing of a long-awaited bill opening Internet access for more school children is a welcomed and positive step: It increases access to the … Continue reading

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Bringing Up the Bandwidth

ConnectED initiative aims high, but there’s more to consider. GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington President Obama has called for high speed digital connections to our schools and libraries, “ensuring that 99 percent of American students can benefit” from advances … Continue reading

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Two Areas Where Innovations Are Not Happening

Empowering families, parents and caregivers in early childhood education. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Drew Saul Khan is flipping classrooms. Coursera and other MOOCs are opening access to elite universities in unprecedented ways. School choice and the chartered school movement … Continue reading

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Trends | Student Cellphone Learning

Here’s a great graphic with data from Pew Research Center on a relevant topic these days. Because nearly everyone has a smartphone, bringing technology into the classroom is already a fait accompli — recognizing that fact and turning it into … Continue reading

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