OK, really just a month in the life of the #edchat hashtag, but still pretty cool. Learn more about the #edchat hashtag movement in this video.
Illustrated deep-dives into various education-related topics
Twenty-eight million people harvest their crops on FarmVille, every day. Five million people play an average of forty-five hours a week worth of games. That’s more than an average workweek. It’s clear that the world is in love with gaming, but school? Not so much. Every year, 1.2 million students in the U.S. alone fail to graduate from high school. Of those who do graduate, a large percentage don’t have the skills they need for… Read more
America was built on innovation and entrepreneurship. But recently, we’ve let our students fall behind. In a study of 65 industrialized nations, American students were ranked 31st in science and 23rd in math. If we as a nation want to remain competitive in today’s globalized economy, a stronger focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is key. Check out this infographic for why STEM education is so important, and what steps we can… Read more
The U.S. is facing a full-on college readiness crisis. One-third of college students require remediation before enrolling in college-level classes. Of those students, one-half will never receive their bachelor’s degree. What’s causing the problem — and what’s at stake? This infographic lays out the state of college readiness in the U.S. and explains why being prepared for college matters now more than ever. Click the image below to go to the full infographic – The… Read more
Go to school, listen to your teacher lecture, go home, do your homework. For centuries, this has been the way that school’s been done. But now, a new model of teaching is turning the traditional classroom on its head. Under the flipped classroom model, students watch lectures at home, online. Class time is reserved for collaborative activities that help reinforce concepts and increase engagement. In this infographic, learn about the history of the flipped classroom… Read more
Fifteen years ago, “Amazon” was just a rainforest and “Kindle” was something to do with a flame. We fought traffic to go buy CDs, books, and movies. When we needed information, we lugged the encyclopedias out of storage. Now, we get our entertainment through the Internet. We can download an eBook in a minute and Google any fact under the sun in a second. The Internet has revolutionized consumer culture — and it’s on the… Read more
The factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century. Today, our schools must prepare all students for college and careers–and do far more to personalize instruction and employ the smart use of technology. -Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education Education is primed for a revolution — and blended learning might just be it. Blended learning refers to any time a student learns in part at a brick-and-mortar facility and in part… Read more