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In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple

Edmodo, Remind101, ClassDojo and StudyBlue break out from the pack, but not because of some complex technology.<p>After years of meager investment, early-stage education technology has seen a boom time in the past three years. There was $1.1 billion worth of funding for ed tech in 2012, up from a …

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

As a new episode of My Teacher is an App airs on BBC Radio 4, Edward Lawless urges teachers to embrace digital technology in the classroom – however frightening it seems<p>The third episode of the BBC Radio 4 series, My Teacher is an App, offered a provocative glimpse into the ways that technology is …

A High School That Teaches Students to Fly, and Other Innovations in 'Career Technical' Education

"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."<p>Reinvention and resilience across the nation<p>Background: this story on Camden County High School, in Georgia, and its "career technical" academies, followed by this from readers; plus Deb …

KQED

Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century …

Head of Ofsted calls for radical shakeup of early years education

Sir Michael Wilshaw believes too many children lack basic language and counting skills when they start school<p>Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, is to call for a radical shakeup in early-years education, saying that more nursery places should be funded within schools to help children from …