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A Game-based Simulation that Improves Teaching

What about a game-based simulation of a classroom that can take the form and shape of any classroom anywhere, and can provide a teacher with a virtual training ground and practice space? It would be a teacher flight simulator, with virtual students who act and behave like real students, which would give teachers (and aspiring teachers) a chance to experiment with new methods, tasks, and approaches to relationships with... more »

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Self Paced Learning for all

Our kids spend too long sitting in class being taught things they already know or can learn on their own. Teachers spend too much time lecturing to the class and the lowest common denominator, rather than focusing instruction on those that need it.

The simplest example is the Kahn Academy - which is entirely self-paced and student led. But there are other more customisable and teacher-led examples, like Promethean's... more »

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Scaffolding Inquiry to Foster Problem Solving Skills

The success of the United States has been built on innovation. Unfortunately, our education system is failing to produce the next generation of innovators required for the US to be competitive in the global market.

To solve this problem, we must foster problem-solving skills in students from all backgrounds - not just those in prosperous private and public schools. Technology can level the playing field in this regard... more »

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Development of technology leadership

To move forwards, schools need educational leaders who understand the risks and benefits of technology and can help be instructional leaders. There is a need for Technology Institutes to help principals, superintendents, etc. to develop the sort of risk-taking, innovative, creative, and supportive tech leaders that are needed so that they become enablers, not barriers to technology innovation in schools. But they need... more »

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Help Students Learn to Read - Explore the Test and Train Model

I am a clinical neuropsychologist from a family of teachers and have developed a fun reading program for grades K-3 that systematically develops reading skills. It has become clear to me that children from K to 3rd grade must learn to read, because from 4th grade on they must read to learn. In order to achieve this goal the TNT Reading software first tests a student's skills and then develops a targeted training program... more »

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Constructionists digital cognitive learning tools in STEM

Much effort and huge resources are invested into producing digital learning material that is rich in multimedia and interactivity. Yet, I believe many of these initiatives are way over produced and neglect the fact that learning mainly takes place inside us rather than in multimedia productions.

Today we know, both through experience, learning research and brain research, that active inquiry based learning is very important.... more »

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Authentic Online Science Labs

The most critical portion of a science is the lab portion. That's where you should develop scientific thinking skills and an understanding of the nature of science. Yet, hands-on labs aren't doing the job due to expense, time, and incorrect design.

Build online science lab investigation experiences using real videoed experiments with highly interactive software that allows students to take individual data using their... more »

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ESPN for Education

The greatest power of cable television networks is that they aggregate large audiences for specific interests and provide consistent programming for those passions. ESPN for Sports, Food Network for cuisine and HGTV for home improvement & decorating. Yet we have no such television home for education. NBC does a nice job one week a year with Education Nation but it's talking heads and while informative, it's not entertaining.... more »

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Creating the Sustainable Education Platform of the Future

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In rural and small schools, curriculum offerings may be limited by constraints such as staffing, space, and enrollments. As K–12 budgets continue to tighten, a growing number of school districts are looking at expanding "1 to 1 computing" or introducing "bring your own device" (BYOD) strategies as a way to expand mobile and digital learning—allowing for greater access to interactive digital curricula, electronic... more »

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Universal design

I just want to put in a pitch that we need to remember the needs of ALL our students, including those with disabilities (including low incidence disabilities such as visual impairments, etc.) when we plan for educational technology and instruction. Three resources for Universal Design are:

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Universal/

http://www.cast.org/udl/

http://www.udeducation.org/

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Major Tech Companies Partner With Classrooms

I believe today's students are the greatest users of technology. They crave innovation and cannot get enough of the connections they make with the touch of their fingers. I think Major Tech Companies (Apple, Microsoft, IBM, HP, etc.) need to Thinktank, Brainstorm, and partner with classrooms all around the country. They need to put more of their products in the hand of students and teachers, in exchange for ideas to... more »

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Smart demand creates its own supply, and new jobs

The Grand Challenge now is also a competitive race.
Creating new jobs requires creating new demand. That's Say's Law. In a Stalemate in Technology, with supply side stagnation, the Digital Promis is creating a demand pull of "smart demand that drives private sec- tor investment in innovation" (ed.gov/news 9/16/2011).
The Race is on, 2010/11. Let Republican lawmakers now do what Democratic lawmakers did in 1986: "out-... more »

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