Planning and Preparing For American Education’s Digital Future

Planning and Preparing For American Education’s Digital Future

When I think about the biggest challenges that currently stand in the way of large-scale success in our classrooms, I come back to the fact that the public still doesn’t fully understand how data advances student learning. I also believe that many school districts...
Technology Can Help Support Major Educational Change

Technology Can Help Support Major Educational Change

Let’s start with a simple fact. Our schools and school districts were designed more than 100 years ago. My kids’ schools look almost exactly like the ones my great grandmother’s schools looked like, except they’re bigger and more impersonal. They’re outdated, and...
Technology Should Be a Bottom-Up Experience in the Classroom

Technology Should Be a Bottom-Up Experience in the Classroom

I like technology, and I strongly believe it has an integral place in education. I’ve believed this for decades, ever since I wrote my doctoral dissertation in the mid- 1970’s on how kids learn using computers. Technology helps children think about how to solve...