Teach without grades. Teach without tests. Teach without homework. That's the message from a growing number of educators who are not only advocating but actually making substantial changes in their classroom practices by eliminating grades and scores entirely.
A growing number of organizations are developing virtual field trips and supporting technology to make it easier for teachers to provide their students with these valuable learning experiences.
A Q&A with 18-year-old Zach Latta, executive director of San Francisco-based Hack Club, a 2015 recipient of the Thiel Fellowship and one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 (Education Category) for 2016.
High school students have started taking charge of their own computer science education. One of them, an 18-year-old who was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for 2016, has helped to create a network of "Hack Clubs" that have spread to 16 states so far. The purpose: to get kids coding regardless of background or prior technical knowledge.
New enhancements to 3D instruction create a more immersive, interactive experience
This month's innovator, Tami Lenker, has helped to spearhead an overhaul of the school's professional development program that has led to increased interest and participation in creative uses of technology.
The program helps students develop real-world skills in their chosen field and helps put their classroom learning into context.
More than half of all low-income families in this country are not currently connected to the Internet, according to Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- By John K. Waters
Memorable learning, according to Next Vista For Learning founder Rushton Hurley, is outside the book, the school bus and the campus; and it's hands on and engaging and involves talking, being creative and taking risks.
- By Patrick Peterson
Ballhaus likes what he sees at the company he now leads, especially the breadth of its offerings and its capabilities.
- By Dian Schaffhauser