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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Join national and state education experts, educators and policymakers on May 17th in Columbus for a non-partisan conversation about the role of teachers, accountability, governance and school spending in the digital era. Continue reading
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