Teachers shouldn’t have to spend time assessing pros & cons of learning management systems themselves. They should be asking their district for support.
They say you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. But when it comes to software for K-12 schools and districts, maybe it’s time to start.
by Scott Welch Edsby Co-Founder Let me start by saying that I think the disconnect is a real and serious one. But I think that the proposed solution–granting teachers purchasing power–is the wrong one. Well, not so much wrong as ineffective. I have a particular and informed perspective on this, having built K-12 education technologies […]
Gigaom has a great article on BYOD here. Although it’s aimed at the corporate market, the BYOD movement has massive implications for education. The takeaway is pretty simple: users are going to demand slick, sophisticated mobile interfaces with access to critical data. That means that your 1990-era SIS with a Y2K web interface is not […]
The latest report on LMS & SMS use in K-12 (sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) shows that the majority of teachers and administrators are deeply dissatisfied with their existing LMS and SIS solutions.
The Getting Smart blog has a great post entitled “Mentoring Your Students in Social Media or Vice Versa”. He’s talking about the fact that while students live in social media, teachers can’t just use public social media products in and educational environment. Hey! That what I say too!
In a recent post “Five Things Students Want Their Teachers to Know about Online Learning,” award-winning blogger and author Lisa Neilson says “Students appreciate the opportunity to learn online, but want their teachers to be sure to incorporate these elements which allow them to realize the benefits of online learning while not losing what they […]
A new study shows that parental involvement really helps. “just asking your child how was their school day and showing genuine interest in the learning that they are doing can have the same impact as hours of private tutoring. It is something every parent can do, no matter what their education level or social background.” […]