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To 2017 and Beyond!

A pragmatic approach to predicting our edtech future. GUEST COLUMN | by Doug Mesecar Crystal ball predictions about the upcoming year in education are often compelling cases for bold, lofty ideas, but rarely fully consider public policy or government funding … Continue reading

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On the Shoulders of Geniuses

How an innovative, adaptive approach gets kids the tailored math education they need.   GUEST COLUMN | by Javier Arroyo  In 2009, the homework topic was brewing again. Schools were rethinking long-standing homework policies. Parents wanted to know whether homework … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly

Finding the simple basics of a field with the power to change lives. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Panetta In computer science class, students learn how to think in a structured and logical manner. This allows them to break down … Continue reading

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A Willingness to Do Better

For one teacher, innovative space is key—and her stats show it. GUEST COLUMN | by Julie Marshall Most classrooms are furnished with stationary desks in neat rows and columns. They’ve been this way since I started teaching more than three decades … Continue reading

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Building 21st Century Learning Environments

What if construction were designed to support ongoing change? GUEST COLUMN | by Betsy Maddox  We’re 17 years in to this century yet we’re still seeing newly built learning environments that pay closer semblance to those constructed around the time … Continue reading

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