Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

Why Giving Kids a Roadmap to Their Brain Can Make Learning Easier

Edsurge

Soon after joining our after-school program and being exposed to the likes of Code.org and programming lessons on Khan Academy, he started showing up at 7 a.m. So much of education in rural South Africa is focused on just getting students to the pass level, and rarely about cultivating the boundless youth who are primed to learn, grow and create. It’s about helping them truly understand how they learn—and for that we turn to science.

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How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. So how might a teacher blend their classroom without the support of a school- or district-wide initiative?

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. Mainstream news outlets highlighted the promise of Khan Academy and flipped classrooms.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. Solving the rostering problem just scratches the surface of how interoperable data can support learning, said Wheeler. “If Can a student’s activity on Khan Academy offer any clues into why he or she did not do well on the problem-solving section of an online benchmark math assessment?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). The Flipped Classroom".