New titles abound, but with limited evidence of real change
Rick talks with the CEO of Panorama Education, an ed-tech company whose college- and career-readiness tools are currently used each year in 11,500 schools.
In the News: Will Dallas Be the First Big-City District to Require Video Cameras in All Special Education Classrooms?
A security camera mounted on a ceiling.Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District recently voted to require video cameras in all special-education classrooms, the Dallas Morning News reports. Advocates say the cameras will help keep students safe and ease parent anxiety, while critics says it is costly and could violate student and teacher privacy.
Education Week has a new article about the use of voice-activated technology in schools. In the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next, Michael Horn wrote about this topic under the headline “Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?”
Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he’s learned after a half century in education.
Rick talks with the CEO of Outschool, which is a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and 35 countries.
Dan Ayoub, who helms Microsoft’s education team after a decade leading the famed Halo gaming franchise, discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing augmented and virtual reality to the classroom.
An excerpt from Education Next executive editor Michael Horn’s new book
Robots may work well sometimes. Here’s what we know about why, when, and for whom.
Can learning technology eradicate illiteracy in less-developed countries?
An unbundled higher education system could focus on helping learners earn and learn, as opposed to the existing pattern of learn and then later, maybe, earn.
Sorting fact from fiction
My Tech High partners with innovative public school districts to offer tuition-free, home-centered education programs to 5,000 students, primarily in Utah.
AltSchool partners with 25 districts and schools to implement technology-enabled personalized learning. It also operates four tuition-funded lab schools in San Francisco and New York City.
Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke disruptive innovation as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems.
Personalized learning is a pedagogical philosophy of tailoring learning to the individual student. Blended learning involves integrating technology to deliver some content.
Online programs offer low-cost courses for college credit
Using video storytelling to motivate learning
Technology might allow us to collect detailed information about classroom practice that would help us learn what’s working and what’s not.
A recent report found that most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The findings unveil a clear disconnect between district software procurement and classroom practice.
Will parents be able to outsource drop-offs and pick-ups to Uber-like companies or automated vehicles? Will school buses be self-driving? The future is now.
New research by David Deming and Kadeem Noray finds that students who major in STEM fields initially experience elevated salaries and rates of employment, but the skills their occupations require change so rapidly that their training quickly becomes obsolete.
Educational content comes to YouTube
An Excerpt from Julia Freeland Fisher’s book “Who You Know”
Several universities are putting free Amazon Echo Dot devices in student dorm rooms to help students more easily access information about their schools.