Expert details the differences between CBE and CBL and why these differences matter will matter in your school or college.
By Dr. Deborah Everhart
As schools begin to invest in competency-based education (CBE) and higher ed institutions set up competency-based programs, two of the big questions often unanswered become “is their focus on education or on learning?” And “what’s the difference?”
Chromebooks—the lightweight laptops that run software from the Internet instead of a local hard drive—have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. In the second half of 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools. Why have Chromebooks become so popular in education? What do you need to know before adopting chromebooks in your institution? Explore the information below to learn the greatest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success.
Now more than ever, academic English acquisition is a crucial focus for non-native English language students nationwide. In order to help close the achievement gap students and boost student outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs), we’ve partnered with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide resources for ELL educators. We’ve compiled guides, articles, classroom posters and videos to help educators provide their ELL students with a global approach to English language learning.
Research shows that the time to make the greatest impact in a child’s learning trajectory is in the earliest grades. In fact, children not caught up to their peers by grade three are four times less likely to graduate from high school. Learn how school districts across the country are using research-based software from the Waterford Institute to help close the achievement gap before it becomes an even bigger problem.
Explore new game-changing resources from Discovery Education, including the transformative digital Techbook series for Math, Science and Social Studies,that integrates stunning multimodal content and an inquiry approach to make teaching and learning an unforgettable experience.
The classroom of tomorrow promises an amazing education; with bring your own device initiatives growing, virtual reality field trips coming to fruition, and even school districts becoming 100% digital. However, all of these technology developments in education rely on a consistent and reliable network infrastructure, one that has the ability to scale, remain secure, and enable all digital learning initiatives. With the Brocade Ruckus Edge Networking Product Family, you can build and deploy next-generation wired and wireless technologies that deliver a more flexible IT infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection.
Research has shown that in order to be successful in a world language, students need to interact in the target language in a purposeful way. This resource site was created in partnership with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide schools, districts and educators with resources to engage students in K-12 language learning.
As schools look to modernize teaching and personalize learning, it isn’t a matter of if technology is right for the classroom, but which technology is right for the classroom. Apple is often preferred by students for its ease of use and form factor, and its quality, including a longer lifespan, which translates to a greater lifetime value. And, what truly sets iPad apart is the vast App Store. With more than 1.5 million apps available, educators have an abundant amount of resources and content to promote creativity, facilitate interaction, and ultimately deliver a differentiated learning experience for their students.
Schools are not choosing just any mobile technology. They are adopting iPad because it is preferred by students and teachers, easier to manage, and secure. By putting iPad into the hands of students, schools pave the way for more creativity and productivity, better engagement, and spontaneous collaboration.