Forecast 3.0 and Digital Learning Day

As Digital Learning Day approaches, I’m taken back to my days working on the 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning. While the 2020 Forecast was about much more than edtech and digital learning, there are certainly many connections between Continue reading

Share

The Ten Biggest Policy Wins since Digital Learning Day 2012

As we prepare for another round of events and conversation focused on the power of digital learning, I thought it might be a worthwhile exercise to look back at the policy momentum since last year’s celebration. I was quite impressed with what I found. Digital learning is clearly on the minds of state legislators, governors, boards of education, and even the federal government.
Take a look at my list of the ten most impactful policy changes for digital learning in 2012: Continue reading

Share

Digital Learning: Ten Insights from the Future

It’s impossible to envision a future learning ecosystem without digital learning playing a critical role in delivering learning and without digital learning services providing essential supports for learners, families, and learning agents.

Let’s hold the future of learning in mind as we shape digital learning today. Continue reading

Share

Every Day is Digital Learning Day at New Tech West

Such is a typical day at New Tech West High School, located in Cleveland, Ohio’s Near 
West Side. One of the few schools in Cleveland with one-to-one technology, NTW uses digital learning to connect student learning to the real world, and by expanding student choice in developing products and solutions to project problems.
Continue reading

Share

Digital Learning Day 2013

KnowledgeWorks is one of the national sponsors for Digital Learning Day on February 6, when key people and organizations will celebrate and highlight successful instructional practice and the effective use of technology in classrooms throughout the country. Continue reading

Share

Super Cool Anytime, Anywhere Learning

It is becoming increasingly clear that complex social issues, like education, cannot be improved by one sector alone. Cross sector collaboration; whether it is community or faith-based organizations, non-profits, businesses, or families; is a non-negotiable if we are going to, as Robbins says, “…ignite student curiosity and engagement in learning.” Continue reading

Share

Shaping communities as the world’s classrooms

On the heels of the Strive Cradle to Career Convening in Milwaukee last week, Lisa Duty published Shaping Communities as the World’s Classrooms, a blog post asking the compelling question:

Can communities truly become the world’s classrooms, and thus effectively tap into community resources in a way that integrates them into everyday classroom learning? Continue reading

Share

Gaining STEM Skills Via Video Games

Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to play video games. My parents subscribed to the “They’ll rot your brain!” theory. So I would sneak up the street and play on the neighbor’s Atari. The Rot You Brain theory, although still endorsed Continue reading

Share

Tech Innovation in Education: The 2012 Tech Olympics

Starting at 3:00 today, something exciting is happening in downtown Cincinnati. Hundreds of teens from all over the city will come together to compete in over 15 tech-based events, ranging from Wii Tennis and Rockband to Robotics and Speed Coding. Continue reading

Share