Innovation

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Fifth graders Dominick Kushner, center, William Greenawalt, right, and Anthony Oliastro, code their own video games at South Fayette Intermediate School near Pittsburgh.
—Swikar Patel for Education Week

Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech

America's most innovative schools constantly help teachers learn to use technology. But in many high-poverty schools, the barriers to good teacher training can seem insurmountable. (June 12, 2017)

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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
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Multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning, especially in the core academic subjects.

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Citing a shortage of tech-savvy workers, lawmakers and business leaders have successfully pushed schools to offer more computer science. Now comes the hard part.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
Giving students opportunities to travel outside the classroom can change the direction of their lives, writes 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
With digital tools and social media platforms, teachers can keep families connected to the classroom, educator Cristie Watson writes.
January 10, 2018 – Teacher
At least 15 states since 2012 have taken legislative action—such as waiving regulations and setting up innovation zones—to encourage personalized learning.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
These mini-case studies examine three common struggles for personalized-learning schools: training teachers, differentiating instruction, and letting students work at their own pace.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
Jill Vialet developed an innovative nonprofit aimed at transforming the way schoolchildren across the country experience recess. Now she’s begun a new organization to help schools be more strategic about hiring, training, and deploying substitute teachers.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
The schools in a recent study faced numerous hurdles in turning personalized learning principles into classroom realities, but there were signs of progress.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
When students are given creative freedom in the classroom, they have the opportunity to tackle problems connected to their interests, says Matt Presser.
September 20, 2017 – Teacher
The technology offers a middle ground between college classwork and a real K-12 classroom, experts say.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Building a better principal pipeline requires improved hiring practices and on-the-job support, writes the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week

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