Two thirds (67 percent) of parents say monitoring their children’s media use is more important than respecting their privacy, according to a report released Tuesday by Common Sense Media. More than two in five parents (41 percent) say they check their children’s devices and social media accounts “always” or “most of the time.”
Teachers around the world have a new resource for connecting, problem-solving, innovating and sharing best practices in flipped learning. Launched today, the International Flipped Learning Innovation Center is an online platform designed to support collaboration and innovation among flipped learning practitioners worldwide.
Personalized learning strives to offer educational experiences tailored to each student's individual needs and interests. However, this approach can create scheduling challenges for schools.
Currently, the contents will include about 5,000 items, but as the Library of Congress continues to digitize its map collections, the number of items shared will increase.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Virtual High School, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts, is introducing a new computing certificate program to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). The new VHS computing certificate program will encourage high school students across the United States to become more interested in computing and computer science (CS), and better understand the career options available to them in CS and related fields.
To help Fairbanks North Star Borough School District achieve its strategic plan, the district has hired Education to implement personalized learning throughout its elementary and secondary schools.
Mt. Olive School District has added a 3D design and printing center to its public high school to join other tech education initiatives in the district, including a state-of-the-art audio production studio, a drone flying club and the use of robots to help students learn programming.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline by 12 percent for the rest of 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
Stratford School, a group of private schools based in California, is participating for the fifth year in a row in Code.org’s global Hour of Code, which takes place Dec. 5 through 11.
A new partnership between the Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Department of Administration and national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway will bring high-speed broadband to all of the state’s school districts over the next five years.