Using the “productivity paradox” from the business world, we can understand why student achievement has not benefitted from technology use.
Based on more than 30 years of working with schools in the U.S. and our recent 7 years working with schools in Singapore, we have come up with a list of 11 barriers that need to be addressed if technology is going to have an impact beyond the isolated classroom.
An instructional technologist wrote the following list for parents at her school to tell them what their kids need to know to be ready for upper school.
In this week’s blog post, we continue with our “Learnings from Singapore, Implications for Us” theme and describe some empirical data that provocatively support the conjecture that technology can, in fact, give a leg up to children who have trouble learning.
This week’s blog post provides educators and researchers with information on how to set up classroom-based educational technology research. It’s not for the faint of heart, but progress won’t happen without it!
Simply implementing blended learning or following the "best practices" in doing so will not guarantee great results for students. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker explain how educators can capture the promise of blended learning while avoiding the pitfalls.
While computer technology can be used to drill information into students’ heads, we have to ask whether that is indeed an appropriate pedagogical strategy for the 21st century. We present an argument against drilling; join into the conversation, please!
A study looking at the use of a collabrified text editor by fourth- and fifth-graders showed a small but positive effect in favor of the group using the collabrified text editor, with an interesting condition: The low SES students benefited more from working collaboratively than did the high SES students. VERY suggestive, indeed!
Distance learning can only continue to revolutionize education in the United States if we can continue to innovate and invest in new technologies and services without unnecessary regulatory burdens.
Whether your district is experienced in securing grant funding or is new to the grant application process, here are six tips that can boost your chances of grant-seeking success.
School and district leaders can leverage new technologies and the collective knowledge of education organizations and their partners to protect their schools and the communities they serve from threats like ransomware. Read this issue brief to find out how.