terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2012
Ten years ago, educator Sugata Mitra and his colleagues cracked open a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed a networked PC, and left it there for the local children to freely explore. What they quickly saw in their ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiment was that kids from one of the most desperately poor areas of the world could, without instruction, quickly learn how the PC operated.
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segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2012
Survey reveals that most teachers have computer access in their classrooms, but newer technologies are less common
Teacher Ben Edwards points to the number 75 written on the board in his seventh-grade math class at Mohawk Junior High School in Lawrence County, Pa. “Is this going to round up to 80 or down to 70?” he asks all the students before calling on one to answer. “Cris?” From a half-mile away in his bedroom at home, Cris Colaluca correctly answers, “Up!”
High-Density WiFi: Planning for the Future -- THE Journal
12 Tech Trends That Will Define 2012, Selected By Frog's Design Minds | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
12 Tech Trends That Will Define 2012, Selected By Frog’s Design Minds
Are Research Papers Obsolete? - Alan Jacobs - Technology - The Atlantic
Virtual schools on the rise, but are they right for K-12 students? – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs
Can States and School Districts Cut Costs Through Digital Learning?
Use phones to take pictures of important information on the board
For most of the past six months, Vicky Shen, an editor at textbook publisher Pearson Education in Boston, has been living with a secret.
Just a few blocks away in the Back Bay, Bethlam Forsa, executive vice president of global product development at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Inc. was working on the same undercover project.
The Common Core State Standards are designed to be relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers in the global economy. I've asked Margaret Reed Millar, Senior Program Associate for Standards, Assessment, and Accountability at the Council of Chief State School Officers to share how developing student global competence fits with the new Standards in this two-part series.
by Margaret Reed Millar
For Broward Virtual School's Evelyn Weaver, building a successful virtual learning environment begins with four key components.
- The acquisition of mission-critical tools that foster collaboration and enable effective communication;
- The implementation of a flexible, focused curriculum that can be tailored to the individual student;
- The relevant, timely, and in-depth training of all stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, and parents; and,
- The development of an immediate, effective technical and academic support system.