Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Most Popular ed-tech Stories of 2010
Digital Learning Now - Framework for the Future of Education

The Digital Learning Council (DLC) was formed in August 2010 and co-chaired by former Governors Jeb Bush of Florida and Bob Wise of West Virginia. Over 100 educators and thought leaders participated in a rapid virtual policy development process that resulted in the December 1, 2010 publication of Digital Learning Now, 10 recommendations that will guide states on policies and best practices to promote high quality digital learning. In this webinar, two leaders from the DLC will summarize the recommendations, review initial reactions, and discuss how to leverage the report in local advocacy efforts.

Speakers: Gov. Bob Wise, former governor West Virginia, President Alliance for Education, and co-chair of the Digital Learning Council Tom Vander Ark, Vander Ark / Ratcliff, iNACOL board

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

21 things that will become obsolete in education by 2020.
#6. Differentiated Instruction as the Sign of a Distinguished Teacher
The 21st century is customizable. In ten years, the teacher who hasn't yet figured out how to use tech to personalize learning will be the teacher out of a job. Differentiation won't make you 'distinguished'; it'll just be a natural part of your work.

Thursday, December 2, 2010