The data are clear: when using online resources such as the Khan Academy videos, videos from flipped classrooms, and in higher ed -- MOOCs, learners sitting at the kitchen table or in their room or on the family couch will at some point hit an "I'm stuck" bump. Instead of quitting, which is what usually happens, use YesWeKhan, an Android app, to collaborate with a buddy and work through the confusion. Currently, YesWeKhan VERYbeta supports watching Khan Academy videos -- collaboratively.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
ProProfs.com has released an enterprise version of its flagship assessment creation tool, Quiz Maker.
Daniel de León, a modern language instructor and educational technologist at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque, NM, is our Innovator of the month for January 2014. Here, he talks about how he uses social media to teach Spanish.
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled and reviewed this list of its top apps for introducing math to young students.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
Oyster River Cooperative School District in New Hampshire has implemented a unified wired and wireless access network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative together with district-owned devices.
Schools that have or are planning to adopt competency-based learning have access to a new report that offers guidance in how to assess student progress.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Games can help keep students engaged in learning, whether in school or at home.
Red Hat has updated Red Hat Academy, an open source education program for high school and college students.
The Obama administration is asking education leaders for their ideas on accelerating the development of high-impact learning technologies.
Eighty percent of K-12 teachers use social media for personal or professional reasons, yet the same number worry about conflicts that may arise with their students or their parents as a result, according to a new survey from the University of Phoenix College of Education.