Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
Audrey Watters discusses how “personalized learning” has come to dominate the narratives surrounding technology-based education reform, and how the Gates Foundation directly influences that.
“We had to build a culture so that we could do what everybody else could.” Read how a school district in Alberta, Canada has created a flexible learning environment that helps students take and find success in more academic courses.
A new report shows students use tech more than teachers think and that gap in understanding could be hindering student performance, especially in students without reliable internet connectivity at home.
“Personalized learning seems to be one of the buzziest of the buzzwords in the edu-jargon grab bag, and yet its exact definition is rather elusive.” Jennie Magiera discusses how to find your happy place along the problematic “personalized learning” continuum.
“There’s a desperate need to rethink the very basic assumptions on which mass systems of public education have operated for a very long time.” Dr. Rod Berger and Sir Ken Robinson discuss the changing landscape of education.
“While planning is important and leadership essential, the tighter you hold to your vision of things as a teacher, the less ownership students can take over their learning.” TeachThought shares how to connect students through project-based learning.
Dr. Rod Berger and Dr. Jill Gildea discuss how energy grant money and additional profit-making activities have bolstered school programs tremendously and helped her and her district balance the budget for the last seven years running.