Blast to the Future

Blast to the Future

What would Marty McFly and Doc Brown say about education and schools in 2015?   Are we being as innovative as the flying car? As daring as the hover board? As efficient as the Master-cook? As cool as the auto-adjusting, auto-drying jacket?   Or are we stuck in Hill Valley, 1985? Or, even worse, Hill Valley in 1955?   As we think about education in 2015, the year that Marty McFly...

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High Tech, High Touch, High 5

High Tech, High Touch, High 5

At Alliance College-Ready Public Schools in Los Angeles, California, we think about blended learning as being “High Tech, High Touch, High 5.” What does that mean? Let’s talk about it.   At Alliance, we strive to provide our students with the technology tools and digital content – “High Tech” — to make teaching and learning more engaging, more relevant, and more effective...

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