Last fall I wrote about the need for an ed-tech Test Kitchen – a place that might address ‘what works’ in ed-tech. It’s really a two-part question: which products work and how should they be used? That ‘how’ question is tricky. Figuring out the best way to incorporate a product into a school, with all its idiosyncrasies, usually involves a process of repeated trial-and-error. Which…
Guest post by Ray Schleck:
I have been talking to dozens of people who are starting “blended learning schools.” Everyone seems excited about the potential for great student-level data.
These schools fall into 2 camps:
1. Some use a single technology product for all learning.
Compass Learning. e2020. Apex Learning.
a. Advantages: integrated, so easier.
b. Disadvantages: nobody I’ve…
When I get home from Match, my wife and I review our kids’ adventures and misadventures from that day. But in the old days, pre-kids, we compared notes from work. Since her work is treating cancer, I sometimes compare her field to K-12.
There are similarities.
For example, people want a “silver bullet” solution to cancer. Smart scientists often dream up such approaches. Often there is a…
Let me begin by saying: it’s quite possible that the thesis I’m about to advance is wrong. I’m new to this work. I’m hoping to provoke and be corrected.
Until June 30th I was teaching 7th grade history at Boston Collegiate Charter School. I joined Match to work on a new school design called Match Next. Broadly construed, it’s part of a universe of schools called “blended learning.”…