eSchool News: Free summer school access to lessons for schools, districts

Source eSchool News Learning Upgrade offering full curriculum and support to help educators stop the summer slide through engaging lessons embedded with songs, video and games Educators and administrators across the country are looking for innovative, effective ways to ensure their st

Education Week: Collaborative Culture Fuels Meriden’s Blended Success

Source EducationWeek  School districts nationwide are making progress on personalized learning; student access to technology is improving, teacher leaders are being identified and cultivated, blended learning strategies are being phased in. A great example is Meriden Public Schools, w

Learning Upgrade featured in this week’s SmartBrief on EdTech Product Showcase

Source SmartBrief Free licenses for math, reading curriculum for summer school Educators teaching reading and math this summer can access free online curriculum from Learning Upgrade. The curriculum uses songs, videos and games to teach math and reading. The 20-student license is open

District Administration: Can analytics predict the best teachers?

  Source District Administration Programs designed to gauge impact teacher candidates will have on student test scores Big data and analytics now offer districts some clues about which teacher candidates will be the most effective in the classroom. These programs are designed to

Public School Review: The Surprising Way Schools are Saving Money on EdTech

Source Public School Review With technology advancing and changing faster than ever, how can educators and schools keep up? The answer: refurbished ed tech. The Emergence of Refurbished Ed Tech Teachers and administrators are turning to refurbished educational technology for better le

EdNET Insight: Voice From the Field

Source EdNET Insight Implementations: A Recipe for Success Dr. Julie Carter, Co-Founder and CEO, and Rob Dickson, Co-Founder and President, GreyEd Solutions — Friday, March 20, 2015 The quality of implementation is one of the most critical components to the success of any rollout. Wit

SmartBlog on Education: Be the change you want to see

Source SmartBlog on Education “The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system.” — Peter Thiel, Zero to One “Sorry, that money is no longer available,” said the grant guru in our district office. Say what?! I had just lost anticipated and much-needed grant money at the last min

eSchool News: Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

Source eSchool News At a special Blended Learning Summit, Connecticut’s Meriden Public Schools shared its keys to ed-tech success. One of these is to tailor staff development to individual teachers’ needs. In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approache

EdTech Digest Awards: 2015 Finalist Announced!

Source EdTech Digest With this year’s program we are shining a spotlight on the best and brightest tools, leaders, and trendsetters pushing forward today’s education revolution. The finalists below are part of a greater story of 21st-century education transformation. In keeping with t

SmartBlog on Education – Tech Tip Tuesday: Differentiating professional development

Source SmartBlog on Education  We strive to increase communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity – our “four Cs” – among teachers and students as we deploy technology in the White Bear Lake Area Schools. Our differentiated professional development pathway, guided by