By Dennis PierceBlended learning, which combines the best of face-to-face and online instruction in ways that can help personalize education for students, often looks very different from one classroom to the next. But when it’s done well, blended learning typically involves some common elements, says Michael B. Horn, co-founder of the Christensen Institute.
Maximizing Small School Education TechnologyNearly all schools as well as an overwhelming majority of classrooms in the U.S. have access to the Internet, ensuring that tens of millions of children can meet the government requirements. However, disadvantaged school systems and small school districts tend to lag behind.
Five post Chief Financial Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is collaboration.
By Justin McKeanThe buzz around dashboards continues to grow, and, as I travel the US providing demonstrations, more and more educators are interested in learning what dashboards can do for them. I am going to walk through what a data dashboard is, why they are becoming so popular, and then lay out my 5 tips to get started.
By Dennis PierceThe International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is seeking public feedback on its revised ISTE Standards for Teachers, which define the skills and competencies that digital-age teachers should demonstrate. What do you think of these new draft standards—and how closely do they align with the roles and responsibilities your own teachers perform?
Many concepts that work in business can also be applied to school district management: leadership, teamwork, and building trust one interaction at a time.
Finding the Right CTO and School Tech Team MembersSchool boards, administrators and superintendents often put all of their faith, and budget, behind new technology in hopes of reaching children and improving results. Unfortunately, that’s only half of the equation. Each district needs an effective school technology team to turn all of this new equipment, software and support into a useful endeavor.
Five post Superintendent round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is reflecting on the lessons learned in 2016.
By Dennis Pierce
Parent involvement is a well-known strategy that can help boost student achievement, but a significant majority of teachers say fewer than 25 percent of parents are involved in their classroom, a new survey reveals.
By Ramiro ZunigaIt goes without saying that it is not easy being in a leadership position. There are so many things to deal with beyond simply doing the work. There are personnel issues. There are morale issues. There are political issues. So how does one deal with this? Good question.