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Bikle, Kelly – Learning Professional, 2018
As professional learning director in California's Palo Alto Unified School District, Kelly Bikle attended a California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Institute (CAASPP) workshop with a district team composed of our assessment coordinator, a special education inclusion specialist, and several teachers. The goal was to learn about…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Bass, Randy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
The future of human learning will be shaped by technology, but in ways completely different from those of the past. Over recent decades, the emergence and development of educational technology has been largely divorced from the broader cultural conversation about the impact of machine intelligence on the future of humanity. Technology can best…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Artificial Intelligence
Jorgensen, Mary; Fichten, Catherine; King, Laura; Havel, Alice – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of these conference proceedings is to provide an in-depth understanding of what was presented and discussed at the Ed-ICT International Network Montreal Symposium: Stakeholder Perspectives. The focus of the Ed-ICT International Network is to explore the role that information and communication technologies (ICTs)--including computers,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Conferences (Gatherings), Postsecondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Russo, Alexander – Education Next, 2017
Halfway through September 2016--roughly a year after the contest was launched--"XQ: The Super School Project" announced its 10 high school design-team winners at a "Facebook Live" event in Washington, D.C. Originally intended to result in just five winners, the XQ project was open to anyone who thought that they could…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Competition, Change Strategies
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Bass, Randy; Eynon, Bret – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
The last five years have been active and noisy ones for the impact of technology and online education on the future of colleges and universities. Much has been said to disparage the traditional institutional model and champion strategies of disrupting or "unbundling" higher education, powered by the explosion of Web-based learning…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam – National Center for Education Research, 2017
Between 2002 and 2014, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) supported over 400 projects focused on education technology through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The majority of this work has been funded through Education Technology research topics of NCER…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Research Projects, Public Agencies
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Thomas, Joy; Brevetti, Melissa – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
With the recent publication of "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," Robert Putnam, renowned social scientist, exposed the new class divide as an urgent issue, based upon new quantitative and qualitative data (2015). Research shows that students from struggling backgrounds have little likelihood of graduating from colleges and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Disadvantaged Schools
Edwards, Dave – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
The changing demands of the 21st century--and the students growing up in it--are generating fundamental challenges to historical assumptions about what education looks like. The challenge today is to provide a deeper level of personalized learning to each and every student so that all can achieve mastery of the Common Core standards and other…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Design, Educational Resources
Wohlwend, Karen; Peppler, Kylie – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The authors propose and discuss their Playshop curricular model, which they developed with teachers. Their studies suggest a playful approach supports even more rigor than the Common Core State Standards require for preschool and early grade children. Children keep their attention longer when learning comes in the form of something they can play…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Meyen, Edward – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
Sharing thoughts on what represents significant advancements involving the education of persons for whom typical instruction is not effective seems simple enough. You think about the work you are engaged in and reflect on how you came to do what you are doing. If you have a record of being persistent in your work, then that becomes the context for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Adair, Deborah; Shattuck, Kay – American Journal of Distance Education, 2015
Quality Matters (QM) has been transforming established best practices and online education-based research into an applicable, scalable course level improvement process for the last decade. In this article, the authors describe QM as an ongoing design-based research project and an educational input for improving online education.
Descriptors: Research Projects, Instructional Design, Design Requirements, Best Practices
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Seaberg, Rebecca L. – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
In many ways, mathematics classrooms in Finland and Sweden are very similar to what would be considered traditional classrooms in the United States. Classes begin with checking homework and questions, followed by the teacher giving instruction in the new material, and end with students working on their new assignment. There are also interesting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
Best, Jane; Cohen, Courtney – McREL International, 2014
While a quarter of all American students are enrolled in rural public schools, many rural teachers and administrators believe that education stakeholders are slow to fully recognize and address the unique challenges facing rural educators. This brief discusses recent steps taken by the federal government and individual states to address the…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Factors, Teacher Recruitment
Douglass, Carrie M.; DeLeon, Christine E. – Education Cities, 2014
Leaders of urban school systems are faced with a daunting fact: Some individual schools achieve incredible results for students from low-income communities, but no urban "school systems" achieve those results for all--or even most--children in an entire city. For generations, students in urban America have been underserved, with few…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Low Income Students, Individualized Instruction, Educational Innovation
Weathers, Robert – School Business Affairs, 2013
The modern student information systems (SIS) is a powerful administrative tool with robust functionality. As such, it is essential that school and district administrators consider the top trends in modern student information systems before going forward with system upgrades or new purchases. These trends, described herein, are: (1) Support for…
Descriptors: Information Systems, School Districts, Data Collection, Telecommunications
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