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New iPads Help Apple Dominate Education Market

Apple’s new iPads — the fourth generation of the current version and the mini that debuted this week — have tech guys touting the company’s continued dominance in the education market.  Teachers seem to prefer the new technology and school districts are buying in bulk.

The online learning revolution…

A long list of academics has commented on the coming revolution in university education. True to form, little has been heard from university “customers”: students and the companies that recruit them.
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Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes

So let’s look at the behind-the-scenes of blended learning. What does it really take to be a blended learning teacher?

 

E-Learning Opens Real-World Doors

For many schools, mixing online courses with face-to-face learning is primarily a method for serving struggling or advanced students while keeping them inside school walls.  But for several hundred high school students in the Grand Rapids, Mich., school district, blended learning is the key that unlocks the door to the real world.

 

Before We Flip Classrooms, Let’s Rethink What We’re Flipping To

Before we pick up too much speed to stop, we need to consider the educational future we are aiming for in higher education, technical education, and especially in the early years of K-12 education, when it really counts.

 

Bill Nye thinks ‘flipped classrooms’ are the future

Bill Nye the Science Guy knows a bit about getting students excited about learning, and he is lending some of that expertise to teachers in Minnesota and around the country to help them engage students in and outside the classroom.

 

TED-Ed and the Flipped Classroom

TED-Ed is a platform where educators can find videos, many of which are the result of collaborations between teachers and animators, to supplement and enrich their core curriculum. Teachers using Ted-Ed can select any educational video to create a customized lesson, and choose whether to share it publicly or privately, tracking its impact on their students or the world.

 

Using Coach’s Eye for Flipped Classroom and Videos in PE

This morning I came into school with my iPad a few minutes early because I wanted to make a couple of videos for our Fitnessgram testing that day. I grabbed my co-teacher and I shot about 10s of him demonstrating each test using the Coach’s Eye app.

 

Dept. Of Education Dishing Out “Plan B” Pills To Teens: Yay Or Nay?

An anti-abortion group recently commissioned a survey of New York City parents to find out whether they approved of the Department of Education’s policy of dishing out Morning After pills (“Plan B”) to students as young as 14 years old.

 

iPad Mini event to include education push, report says

Julie Garcia handed Apple Inc. iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.

 

Letter-writing campaign shows frustration with Obama education policies

(CNN) Earlier this month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered his state of education speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., which was part self-review of his department’s goals and achievements and part campaign speech for his boss, President Obama.

Students say: ‘I built that’

At 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, students swarmed the perimeter of the islands in the drop-off area of Durango High School, wielding so many brooms that from a distance, they looked like a youth chain gang sponsored by Martha Stewart.

5 Examples of Project-Based Learning

Students are assigned a project or challenge and they must rely on using and developing their skills to meet the objectives of the assigned project. Students work in teams and learn how to interact with their classmates to achieve the common goal.

8 entrepreneurs’ opinions on tech education options available today

I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs the following question:  How should tech education (formal and informal) change to keep pace with business’ growing technology needs?

Minnesota relents on banning free online education programs

Minnesota authorities reversed a much-criticized decision to outlaw free, online education throughout the state.

Educators use iPad as teaching tool, but cost is limiting

Julie Garcia handed Apple Inc. iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.

First Tour of My Last Year in a New Tech School

LeShane Saddler had never been to a New Tech school. I have given numerous New Tech tours and offered to give him one while he was at my school. I was able to use to many skills, such as presentation skills,  during the tour. These skills came from being in a New Tech School.

The Next Step for Learning: Practical Contextualization

Recognition has grown that content, by itself, is not necessarily going to make a difference. Formal learning, without having helped the learner be in a context where the content makes sense, cognitively and emotionally, doesn’t work.

 

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