One major barrier to high-quality blended learning

The Christensen Institute

But after more than a decade of steady adoption and improvement, it hasn’t yet reached the degree of effectiveness, reliability, and usability to become the norm in K–12 education. In the meantime, blended learning will remain a niche approach in the pantheon of educational best practices. .

4 Powerful Game Mechanics Driving Higher Achievement in Math

MIND Research Institute

A study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that access to computers and other digital devices had no impact on students’ proficiency in reading, math, and science. Other studies on various education technology programs show varying amounts of impact.

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The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Yet the most powerful and important element in blended learning doesn’t have a touch screen, fancy graphics, or artificial intelligence; it isn’t built by engineers or computer scientists; and you can’t buy it online. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. That element is teachers. Even against the best #edtech, teachers still stand as more important than any other element of #BL Click To Tweet. Education Blog

4 Game Mechanics Driving Higher Achievement in Math

MIND Research Institute

A 2015 study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that simply having access to computers and other digital devices had no impact on students’ proficiency in reading, math, and science. Other studies on various education technology programs show varying amounts of impact. Why do we see such a range in the impact of education technology on student test scores? Education Elements.

Personalized learning can be a tool for equity or a barrier to it

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Higher Education.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Amy Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Education Elements. Education Elements is a corporate partner of Digital Promise. I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Amy Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Education Elements. Education Elements is a corporate partner of Digital Promise. Nearly 100 districts, 300 schools, 5,000 teachers and 300,000 students later, the team at Education Elements has used what we’ve learned to identify six things to avoid when designing and implementing personalized learning, as well as four elements every personalized learning environment should include.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. "This is what education is going to look like.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. “This is what education is going to look like.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour. Here are some reports from her travels: Via Chalkbeat : “What is Betsy DeVos ’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? ” “What DeVos Got Wrong in Her Speech on the ’ Dear Colleague’ Letter ,” Scott Schneider writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.