A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.
Mobile technology is changing learning internationally, often without fancy gadgets. Recognizing the creative learning strategies being implemented in developing countries could help expand thinking in the U.S and inform ongoing discussions about how to best use technology to deepen learning.
Renato Ganoza/Flickr In this era of global competition, test scores are used as the primary benchmark to call out which countries will produce “successful” students. Knowing that American students are competing against a global pool of the best and brightest has led education leaders to focus more on how they score on international tests … Continue reading In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For? →
By Sara Bernard The Internet is crammed with collaborative projects for kids, from music-making to drawing, mashups to Wikis, “pen” pal partnerships to citizen science. Some sites are designed specifically for students and teachers to connect across oceans; some just work well for that. The good news is that while some sites charge fees, most … Continue reading 5 Ways to Link Up With Kids and Educators Across the Globe →