"Comfort is a dangerous addiction that deprives us of opportunities," according to Rushton Hurley, founder and executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, "and prevents us from getting excited about new prospects."
- By Bridget McCrea
The World Wide Workshop's six-year-old social learning network, Globaloria, is designed to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through hands-on game design and programming.
BenQ has started shipping its new MX520 projector, a midrange model designed for medium-sized rooms. The DLP-based MX520 is designed for energy savings and provides up to 6,500 hours of lamp life.
Elmo USA will unveil its new mobile projector at the 2013 International CES in January in Las Vegas, NV.
Microsoft is once again extending its Partners in Learning program, committing another $250 million to the program over the next five years, bringing the total commitment to about $750 million.
A rural Iowa school district led by Andy Crozier, superintendent and upcoming FETC speaker, is using technology to develop student leaders, foster creativity, and drive learning beyond the status quo. See how.
Successful mobile learning initiatives require cultural change and a student-centric approach.
Maplesoft has launched a teaching kit to help instructors of first- and second-year calculus use its mathematics software. "Teaching Calculus with Maple: A Complete Kit," free to Maple and Maple T.A. customers, is available now.
Formative assessment began long before blended learning. But formative assessment is particularly in the spotlight now because it features so prominently in emerging blended learning programs. In fact, it's hard to imagine effective blended learning without strong formative assessment at its foundation.
- By Michael Horn, Heather Staker
Smart Technologies has debuted a new touch- and pen-enabled interactive projector--the first of its kind, according to the company. The LightRaise 60wi is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2013.