State of Education: Ed Tech in 2015 — Real Opportunity or Fool’s Gold?
Two years ago, I wrote a post for LinkedIn in which I asserted that education is having its Internet moment. Broadband, Wi-Fi and powerful mobile devices were becoming more accessible, the quality of digital content, learning apps, and tools was getting better and better, and I called for readers to…
Survey: 93 Percent of Teachers Believe That Personal Devices Connect Students to Real-World Learning
A recent national survey from University of Phoenix College of Education found that 93 percent of K-12 teachers believe that personal tech devices can link classroom learning to real-world activities, and 89 percent expect they will be used in most classrooms in the next five years. The survey of more…
Rumbles on the Road
As I travel across the U.S. and internationally I hear and see many common challenges in ramping up K-12 education systems to truly meet the needs of all K-12 students and provide them with the knowledge and skills that are critical for their futures.
How Students Uncovered Lingering Hurt From LAUSD iPad Rollout
It started with a move by resourceful students who were able to unlock security settings on their iPads.
The disastrous $1 billion iPad rollout by the Los Angeles Unified School District in September 2013 provided a cautionary tale to districts looking to spend public dollars on technology and digital curriculum.…