Archive for the ‘Software and Hardware’ Category

    There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

    November 30, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 […]

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    Reimagining Math Instruction with Blended Learning

    November 28, 2018 | by Linda Seeberg

    “We need better tools that provide more reliable and detailed data about our students’ performance in math so that we can personalize instruction for each learner!” This was the resounding feedback we received from our grade K-5 teachers during our math instructional materials adoption process in 2015-16, which was spurred by our district’s implementation of […]

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    Tackling access to International Baccalaureate courses with blended learning

    May 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last year, we published our first paper on blended learning featuring schools outside of the US – Blended Beyond Borders. Part of this research included the distribution of a survey that would capture data on technology tools used in Brazilian, Malaysian, and South African classrooms. Pamoja, an online provider for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme […]

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    New framework helps unlock transformative, creative learning

    May 2, 2018 | by Emily Pulham

    In today’s world, many schools experimenting with, or building on, classroom education programs, like blended learning, often get so excited about the new technology available that they may neglect the underlying effectiveness of it for the program, and ultimately student and classroom performance. As an administrator or teacher, it can be difficult to evaluate the […]

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    5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for educational technology

    April 3, 2018 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published Disrupting Class in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. The book posited two predictions. First, online learning would grow rapidly in K-12 schools. But scale was not the endgame. Second, and arguably more crucial, was the opportunity ahead: with the right incentives in place, […]

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    10 Popular Edtech Tools for Blended Learning

    March 20, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. For over five years, we at the Christensen Institute have been collecting data on blended-learning schools from around the world. In 2016, we launched our redesigned Blended Learning Universe – […]

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