This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms. The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? Researchers: "Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other."
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Soon-to-be K–12 teachers at East Carolina University’s College of Education are using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom, offering them the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies in an immersive environment.
100Kin10, a national network that aims to train and retain 100,000 K–12 STEM teachers by 2021, Wednesday announced 10 recipients to receive more than $2.4 million in total funding for their “moonshot” ideas to improve early childhood STEM education.
Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, TX has gone public with its use of a more personalized professional development program for its 2,400 educators.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Follett, a provider of education technology, print and digital services, has become a premiere distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K–12 school market, Follett announced Tuesday.
The South Carolina State Board of Education yesterday announced the approval of digital textbooks from Discovery Education for statewide use as a core instructional resources in chemistry and physics classes.
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.
Most K–12 school districts have hyperlocal and untargeted recruitment strategies, despite the increasing importance of attracting and retaining talented teachers, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.
The United States Department of Education has announced the launch of the Teacher and School Leader program, a new grant competition to train teachers that serve low-income and minority children.
A new research report from the Massachusetts School Support Network Edtech Testbed (MassNET) suggests that technology pilots may help students progress more when the implementation is greater and may help teachers move toward personalized learning when they have access to job-embedded professional development.