Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
EdSurge asks “Does current K-12 education equip every student with the requisite skills to become innovators and problem-solvers, or even informed citizens, to succeed in this world with pervasive computing?” Read their argument for making computational thinking the fifth 21st century skill.
“2018 will be a critical maturation period for the digital tools that are already transforming the classroom.” The tradition of educational experimentation and innovation continues to accelerate with these seven education trends to watch this year.
A venture-funded startup, AltSchool, has developed software to that lets students and teachers organize, personalize, and navigate their personalized learning just as they can music playlists.
“If personalized learning is going to have impact across the board, it will have to grapple directly with the fact that a lot of the needs children and young people bring into the classroom cannot be met by a new model of pacing.” An international perspective on personalized learning and meeting children’s needs.
“Not every school can offer students the same financial resources, but every school can guarantee students something of infinite value: a voice in their own education.” Tania Figueroa shares what happens when you stop telling students what you need from them and instead ask what they need from you.