Blended Learning

More classrooms have high-tech devices. More schools have speedy Internet connections. And more teachers are mixing technology into their lessons. Can blended learning improve academic outcomes? Will it help disadvantaged students? The Hechinger Report explores the way new technology is changing what we teach and learn. See all our Special Reports

More than just a science lesson: NASA EarthKAM fascinates a special education classroom

Speech-language therapist Dacia DeAngelis demonstrates gravity in a lesson with fourth grade students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in the Asbury Park School District in New Jersey.

Can public schools replicate the Mooresville model for digital learning success? Former superintendent Mark Edwards says they can

Superintendent Mark Edwards of Mooresville, N.C., who is leaving to join Discovery Education Mooresville Graded School District, near Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a national leader over…

Mix a little math into that bedtime story

An app helps parents combat kids’ summer math loss

“Caring, talented” adults are vital to Montana students’ success in online credit recovery programs

The Internet is down. A document won’t open. The instructions aren’t clear. These are just a few of the setbacks students in online credit recovery programs might encounter before they…

Five-year olds and laser cutters—perfect together? Welcome to the first early childhood fab lab

How the Bay Area Discovery Museum went from no-tech to early childhood fab lab pioneer

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

Toy building blocks aren’t an unusual sight in a preschool classroom. But teachers aren’t typically using them in a physics lesson about force and gravity with their four-year-olds. That’s largely…

Students share human-centered designs at Emoti-Con technology showcase

Ideas — and beach balls — were flying as students at the New York Emoti-Con event kicked off the day with an exercise in low-tech problem solving: use…

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State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

2 lessons from the most rigorous study to date of "adaptive-learning" courseware at colleges and universities

Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group

The major advocacy group for public charter schools is concerned that failing online charter schools may be hurting the credibility of the movement as a whole. In a report…

Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?

Last month, a few hand-sized, hexagonal robots took over a third-grade classroom in Southborough, Massachusetts. They climbed a whiteboard and drew all over it while flashing multicolored LEDs and chirping…

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