Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. Dr. Zheng and colleagues did not collect original data; rather, they used a statistical technique (meta-analysis) to combine the findings of prior studies meeting specific quality criteria in an effort to identify larger trends in the emerging body of empirical evidence on laptop programs’ impact on learning.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction. blended learning).

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.