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1-to-1, Blended Learning Enables Personalized Learning: Walk Through an Example Lesson

"1-to-1, blended learning is the future of educational technology." Never hath a truer statement been spoken! 1-to-1, blended learning enables student inquiry, which is at the core of personalized learning. And personalized learning is the hottest item in K-12 today. Walk with us through a blended learning lesson in this week’s blog post.

Device Access Impacts Student Achievement

The U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress takes a look at how students and teachers are using computers for learning.

Best Math Tools for Elementary Schoolers

Elementary math encompasses essential first steps on the path to understanding numbers and their uses, patterns, and relationships. Along the way, students learn the skills of counting, estimation, rounding, representing data, and measurement. These concepts are used in everyday life and are an essential first step to understanding science and its processes.

EiE Extends Engineering Curriculum to Preschool, Kindergarten

The Museum of Science of Boston's school curriculum division, EiE, has released two Engineering curricula, one for kindergarten and one for preschool and pre-K programs, the first of their kind of early learners.

Suspending Elementary School Students Linked to Future Behavioral Problems

When students are suspended in kindergarten and first grade, a new study finds, it can lead more suspensions in later grades and less time spent on early learning experiences.

Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is re-branding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."

Library of Congress Launches Educational Apps for Primary Source Investigations

DBQuest and Case Maker are designed to help students engage with the Library of Congress' extensive catalog of primary resources.

Parents and Teachers Agree on Value of Data Use for Education

While most teachers found that data helps them identify learning goals (87 percent), slightly more than half (52 percent) said their biggest obstacle was a lack the time to use data effectively.

Most States Pay Too Little Attention to Educator Readiness to Teach Reading

A new brief from the National Council on Teacher Quality found that a large majority of states haven't taken steps to make sure their teachers have sufficient knowledge to teach reading. According to the organization, just 11 states require licensing tests for both elementary and special education teachers to measure their knowledge of reading instruction.

Gender Gap among Math High Achievers Evident by Grade 9, Just Gets Wider

A new study found that girls made up an ever-declining share of the top achievers in a math competition with every passing year of high school.

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