Jen Roberts is an amazing high school English teacher. She encourages her students to use mobile apps to collaborate and publ...
The most important next step in the shift to personal digital learning is the need for comparable growth measures for individ...
A survey of chief executives indicates that 92% say education is very or the most important national competitiveness issue. ...
When you’re the parent of a 5 year old, you hear lots of jokes. Maybe you’ve heard this one - “If April Showers bring M...
By launching a national campaign, KnowRe an online adaptive math learning program is searching for schools and programs to pilot the Pre-Algebra and Algebra I program this fall. Once schools are selected they will receive free access to the blended program for the entire school year.
11 days ago by Getting Smart Staff
This great infographic from Edutopia highlights the value of educating students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. US students are slipping behind other countries on assessments like PISA in STEM categories while 80% of fast growing occupations will require these skills.
one month ago by Caroline Vander Ark Davis
Learning to Adapt: A Case for Accelerating Adaptive Learning in Higher Education, published by Education Growth Advisors, makes the case for learning software that automatically adjusts to student levels.
one month ago by Tom Vander Ark
Today, Mayor Bloomberg announced the Gap App Challenge. This Challenge will be the first time the DOE, or any urban district to our knowledge, has used a prize-based challenge to generate new ideas to meet critical needs in our schools. This Challenge solicits tools that will support more effective teaching, learning...
4 months ago by Getting Smart Staff
Blended Schools & Tools Be heard. The USDOE’s Karen Cator wants to know what ED can do to support teaching and learning over the next four years. We think this is a great chance to tell Karen about all the great blended learning happening across the country. Add your comments.
6 months ago by Getting Smart Staff
Compass Learning provides educational software that empowers educators to unlock the potential of every student by making learning personal. We serve nearly 8,000 schools and millions of students across the United States.
NSF and U.S.ED are gathering input to shape a $60 million math R&D initiative. They should invests half the money in a series of grants that study math motivation and the other half in classroom trials and prizes.
11 months ago by Tom Vander Ark
At the Oklahoma Digital Learning Summit last week, an Oklahoma STEM specialist asked me what math products I liked and I mentioned the following: Elementary Math i-Ready.com from Curriculum Associates, is a great K-8 adaptive assessment with engaging content. Dreambox.com is a K-3 game-based adaptive math product.
one year ago by Tom Vander Ark