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Opinion
What you should know about self-paced blended learning

Some general research supports the move to Blended Learning, particularly self-paced Blended Learning. This research includes sources as diverse as Daniel Pink, Susan Cain and Anders Ericsson. Daniel Pink explores motivation…

Opinion
Teachers: Now is the time to connect online!

Teachers can find professional networking online. Educational sites afford convenience, privacy, and expertise in a variety of educational areas. There are also interactive activities for teachers joining an online community.…

Opinion
Better data use requires better data systems

I loved my 4-door sedan but knew it would never outrace a Lamborghini. Even if I had a driving coach and driving training, the tool I was using – in…

Data privacy: What school leaders should know

2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide, making it…

Opinion
‘Iron Chef’ parodies: A perfect use of ed tech?

A few years ago, my high-school-age stepdaughter arrived home from school one afternoon and started watching a video. Nothing too unusual. But Olivia was walking around the kitchen and pulling…

Opinion
Creating systemic change? There is no app for that

The rise of educational apps has impacted classrooms across the nation, but there’s one major change that apps can’t implement Today, most schools realize the critical nature of technology in…

Opinion
Are these 8 trends the future of K-12?

In a recent blog I wrote for Wired, I discussed Jack Uldrich’s book, Jumping the Curve. Essentially, it suggests that the best entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries are those who see…

How-to
Four must-have tools for improving children’s learning

Having worked with teachers across the country to implement programs, served on literacy committees, and seen first hand how technology has allowed students to become more creative and talented, those…

Opinion
Four great tips on how schools can use technology for Common Core

Ready or not, Common Core is coming. The national educational standards for K-12 schools will officially debut in the 2014-15 school year, and it is bringing a new way of…

Opinion
Eight conversions toward global competitiveness

Listening to yourself read to improve fluency, speed and pronunciation. Building computational skills with exercises that adapt to your level and interests. Re-watching a mini-lesson at your pace. Continuing a…