Ed Tech Ponderings

By Jeff Utecht | Articles that make you ponder the future of education

Personalised learning starts to change teaching methods | Financial Times

If you are already an adult, the chances are that Joel Rose’s elementary-school mathematics classes are like nothing you have ever seen.<p>Children …

OER reaches ‘inflection point,’ and states are leading the charge

Maria Barreix/EdScoop<p>After years of dabbling with open educational resources (OER), educators have finally begun to embrace the concept as a …

Education Technology

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news<p>Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a “nasty storm” of issues including the rollback of net …

Fake News

40 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Chromebooks may be all about simplicity, but don't be fooled: Beneath their intuitive outer layer lies a web of advanced options. And you don't have …

Apps

The Era of the Textbook Is Over

Guest blogger Bill Hughes argues that as technology like Smartboards, iPads, and Chromebooks become more common in American classrooms, the era of …

Education Technology

New Research Answers Whether Technology Is Good Or Bad For Learning

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.<p>In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom …

Education Technology

Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

No test, grade, or teacher evaluation could have come close to helping her learn that deeply, and it made clear to me how important it is for …

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when …

Pedagogy

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

Everyone has a pet theory on how to improve public education: better professional development for teachers, more money, better curriculum, testing …

Teaching

Bill Gates Gets a Lesson From Washington State's Teacher of the Year

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>And, as followers know from his blog posts and other outreach programs as co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates …

It was one of the worst moments of my life as a mom. My daughter was in 2nd grade–only 8 years old, or 96 months old (I was never the mom to tell my …

Parenting