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Blended Learning Meets the Ghost of Textbooks Past

No question: the future of educational technology is blended learning enacted in 1-to-1 classrooms. But: exactly what instruction will be delivered? In the past, textbooks played the role of providing teachers with the day-by-day, week-by-week, instructional roadmap. Current lesson marketplaces, however, provide supplemental lessons; there is a huge need for basal/comprehensive, blended learning curricula. Curriculum developers: Listen up!

Steelcase Education Launches 2016 Active Learning Center Grant

The company will award up to 15 schools with a new active learning classroom valued at $62,000.

Imagine Learning Beefs up Content, Adds Lexile Measures

Imagine Learning has updated its language and literacy software for students in grades K-6 with significantly more content and Lexile measures.

Virtual Reality Tech Company Partners With Content Provider On Science Resources

Cyber Science 3D and Cengage Learning will join forces to produce educational science products for K-12 and higher ed schools and libraries.

Collaboration System Gives Multiple Students Access to Shared Display

The Nureva Span system lets students create content on their devices and then move it to a larger digital display board.

The Perfect Storm: 4 Conditions Align for a Revolution in Curriculum Development

Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway explain four conditions currently coming together to create a fertile environment for development of new digital curricula.

Promethean Unveils Latest Iteration of ClassFlow

New ClassFlow Connect device allows nearly complete integration of all devices and digital displays in a single classroom.

Digital Innovations in Ed To Be Honored

This week a small group of educators and organizations will be honored at a gala in Silicon Valley for their innovations in helping students learn.

4 Thought-Provoking Tools for Persuasive and Argumentative Writing

We found four tools that are designed to help kids make up their own minds about pressing topics and learn how to express opinions in writing.

Blended Learning Is the Future of K-12 Educational Technology

Unlike a previous blog post where we pooh-poohed blended learning, in this blog post we do a flip-flop and hail blended learning as the model for the future of ed tech. Now our formulation of Blended Learning may diverge from the orthodoxy, but so what: We see a future where K-12 students, with their 1-to-1 computing devices, will be engaging in lessons that are computer-based and computer-mediated. You can take that prediction to the bank!

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