When students are using a learning management system or a digital curriculum, their individual performance data is collected and shared with their teacher and other instructional personnel to help assess their progress.
In what could be considered a remodel of the education conference to reflect the disruptive change occurring throughout K-12 and higher education, ASU GSV’s Innovation Summit hosted a diverse mix of educators, corporate executives, public officials, education entrepreneurs, and foundation officials -- and Green, in partnership with eCampus News, was there to capture the invaluable advice and thought leadership from some of the most notable attendees.
Education technology company Clever has created a simpler way for students in K-2 classrooms to log into their computers, a process that it says will cut down on the time teachers have to spend before actually diving into the day’s lesson plan. Called Clever Badges, it lets students take physical badges and scan them with the computer’s camera to instantly gain access.
Imagine being in the same room as Einstein while he lectures about the Theory of Relativity. Atoms, planets and other images are displayed all around the room as Einstein puts into words the ideas and theories he has so vividly contained in his mind. Classmates and tutors can also pop into the experience at any time to answer any questions students might have about the wondrous experiences in front of them.
The nation’s schools have focused so intently on improving students’ math and reading skills that, in many cases, they have squeezed out other important subjects, such as social studies, science and the arts. That’s the message that U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. plans to deliver during a speech Thursday at an arts-focused school in Las Vegas, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks.
With all the talk about virtual reality, wearables, makerspaces and big data, it can be hard to visualize what your classroom is going to look like in a few years. The good news is that you and your school will be heavily involved in creating a space that uses technology to help students learn and keeps them engaged -- and that helps you do your job better. Here's a look at some of the biggest technology trends and how they're leading to education innovation.
When our principals speak, we can see that they care deeply about their students and school communities. The natural result of this is to be care-ful. We know that innovation requires a risk-taking mindset. Yet, we also know that taking risks with the education of children is very different from taking risks with money. Understanding this brings principals to a place of vulnerability - and an almost mama-bear like instinct to protect their cubs.
Given the common set of digital use issues on both sides of the Atlantic, the U.S. has much to learn from what is now an extensive track record of success for Get Online Week. The design of Get Online Week is also well suited to adaptation by individual states and large metropolitan areas. With our states and cities acting as 24/7 digital laboratories, we could stimulate collective teaching and learning about improving the Internet.
As college costs continue to skyrocket most students find it nearly impossible to pay for their education without financial aid. Many have to rely student loans as part of their bid to afford tuition and other expenses. If you are considering taking out student loans, make sure you understand the different loan types and the costs before you borrow. The loan decisions you make today will likely affect your finances for many years to come.
Recently, the Association of American Publishers hosted webinars where educators discussed digital learning platforms. Here are a few of their insights about the way new technologies and course materials are improving higher education.