Innovation

The latest news about innovation, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Fourth graders used new low-cost laptop computers in 2012 at Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., as part of a public-private partnership to encourage educational technology innovation.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

Freedom to Experiment Presents Challenges for School Innovation Networks

Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support. (July 31, 2015)

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12/11 03:05 pm | International Ed-Tech Opportunities, Challenges Focus of Business Forum | At the Education Business Forum, executives learned how the booming use of technology in schools around the world could open doors and stir competition.

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Creating Learning Connections: Effective Use of Social Media in the Classroom
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs have transformed communication in our era, and many educators believe they can help deepen and bring new relevancy to student learning in the 21st century. But how are they best integrated with curriculum and instruction?

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Accelerating Innovation
This special report examines the education marketplace and new approaches to schooling that are changing K-12.
Multimedia Transformation
Multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning, especially in the core academic subjects.

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A new service from Education Week includes an online portal to a range of news and analysis about the school market.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
Academic researchers and ed-tech developers alike are hoping to personalize learning based on students’ facial expressions, “non-cognitive” skills, and social-emotional characteristics.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
Educators who submit winning proposals for ed-tech ideas are being rewarded with first access to new technologies in some school districts.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
Computer science is often misunderstood, says teacher Neil Plotnick, but by approaching it as a tool that is vital in many disciplines, both students and teachers can better appreciate its value.
December 7, 2015 - Teacher
Millions of dollars in public and private financing were unveiled at a daylong summit in Washington on "next-generation high schools."
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
The buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher William J. Tolley says that education-innovation advocates need to disrupt schools' definitions of success if they are to achieve Sir Ken Robinson's vision for creativity in learning.
November 3, 2015 - Teacher
The beleaguered digital education division that News Corp. invested $1 billion in since 2010 was sold on Sept. 30 to a team of 11 Amplify executives.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week

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