Helené van Tonder

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A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

At first glance, the warehouse in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood could be the headquarters of any well-funded startup: exposed concrete, natural light, lots of Macbooks. Then you spot the 12- and 13-year-olds doing yoga in a glass-walled conference room.<p>It's a tech company, but it's also a …

Education

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education

So you’re a parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend’s neighbor’s sister. …

Discover Emerging Trends in Online Higher Education

As online education enrollment growth slows, programs are exploring new formats to appeal to students.<p>The definition of online higher education is …

Has the education innovation bubble popped?

Educators crave creativity, students long for lessons that are relevant and employers want graduates to be better prepared when they come knocking on …

IMS Global Announces K-12 Open EdTech Ecosystem Initiative

<i>Leading U.S. K-12 Technology Suppliers and School Districts Pledge to Support and Promote an Interoperable Ecosystem of Educational Apps, Digital</i> …

Education Technology

A Very Good Google Apps Guide for Teachers

May 6, 2015<br>Here is an interesting resource we discovered through Tom D'Amico. T<i>he Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide</i> is a 15 pages Google document …

Apps

Finland's 'teaching by topic' instead of 'teaching by subject' policy actually started in Norway 40 years ago

It was billed as one of the most radical reforms ever undertaken by a nation state when Finland decided to move away from “teaching by subject” to …

Professional Learning

"Long term and sustained improvement which has a real impact on the quality of children's learning will be better achieved through determined efforts …

One size does not fit all, CPD in a modern school

One of great things about teaching is that each year the page resets itself. Children come back from their summer holidays that little bit different. …

Teaching

This Indian startup gamifies math practice for kids around the world. And it just raised funding

Great speed, stronger fundamentals, and no silly mistakes in math. That’s what LogicRoots wants to do for grade 1-5 kids. With each game session on …

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers

April 28, 2015<br>Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? …

Photos of South Africa’s Corner Stores Document a Dangerous Trade

<i>Spaza</i> is a slang term used in South Africa that means “just getting by.” It’s what locals call the corner store. Spazas are a staple in townships where they sell basic necessities to customers from behind a metal grate, often in small increments and sometimes on credit. As photographer Marco Casino …

South Africa

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

by Emily WenstromAs a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers …

Creative Writing

The Info Post – Blog

Who would have thought? These three things – messiness, staying up late and swearing – usually are considered to be signs of laziness, bad manners …

Superfoods

InformED

If you are an teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing …