FETC 2020: STEM, safety, and students

eSchool News

Student engagement and empowerment were evident at FETC 2020 in Miami, FL. Topics ran the gamut from the latest tech tools and personalized learning strategies to funding, supporting, and sustaining district technology initiatives.

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Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

The Hechinger Report

Rensselaer Polytech language students learn Mandarin Chinese by conversing with AI avatars. If history is a guide, the flashiest notions being workshopped in these places won’t get far. More Jill Watsons could help students get over hurdles they encounter in large or online courses.

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Chance encounters

Learning with 'e's

It was the Lord of the Rings location tour which was took all day, and included a visit to the Weta Workshop at Miramar Studios. He told me he studied chemistry education with an emphasis in learning technology. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?

Edsurge

In 2012, First Book , a nonprofit that provides affordable learning materials to kids in need, approached the publishers of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and asked: Can you make a bilingual version of the popular children’s book?

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What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Educators wanted students to engage more and apply their learning in meaningful ways.”.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.