31

Oct

Teaching has come a long way since the last decade and the traditional tools of teaching are becoming fast obsolete in this new connected world but at the same time new methods are also evolving. It has been reported that now digital learning games have officially gone mainstream, with nearly three-quarters of K-8 teachers saying they use the games for classroom instruction, according to a new national survey.

30

Oct

The issue of Common Core standards is prevalent in all the raging debates in recent times in the American education space and everyone seems to have a definite opinion on it. Meanwhile, one of the major stakeholders in the process, educators seems to have opinions of their own and it seems that it is not unanimous.

29

Oct

Education in a broad sense has seen only select framework of “test and punish’’ which has been unchanged for years and has seem to be not yielding any results will be changed soon. It was reported that a group of organizations have now released “A New Social Compact for American Education”, a new framework of accountability that replaces the current paradigm of “test and punish” with a focus on what is needed to support and improve teaching and learning.

29

Oct

Five states Georgia, Ohio, Montana, New Hampshire, and Utah will receive technical assistance in educator development. According to reports, these five states have been selected to receive technical assistance from the University Of Florida College Of Education’s Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center.

28

Oct

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has stated that though rural schools face a host of problems like lack of resources, high teacher turnover and insufficient access to technology, they are doing well. He was speaking last week at the Rural Education National Forum in the Hilton Columbus/Polaris.