Future of Learning

The factory model of education is out. Now more schools are personalizing learning and trying to motivate students by empowering them in the classroom. Will this improve academic outcomes? Will it close achievement gaps? The Hechinger Report explores the innovations at the core of today’s cutting-edge schools.

biochemistry

Kids can learn biochemistry, too

The latest attempt to diversify STEM fields teaches elementary schoolers college-level material

phenomenon based learning

The teacher’s role in “phenomenon-based learning”

Finland’s version of PBL requires teachers to strike a new balance in the classroom

technology in physical education

Ed tech can transform physical education classes, too

Middle schoolers in one PE class log video reflections and track their fitness progress online

Nearly all American classrooms can now connect to high-speed internet, effectively closing the “connectivity divide”

EducationSuperHighway announces it reached its goal of seeing 99 percent of classrooms connected to high-speed internet

ed tech testbeds

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

Will tracking outcomes such as student engagement and school climate be helpful?

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5G

5G means smoother virtual reality and a chance for students to birth stars

Two Cleveland schools are the first to get Verizon’s super-fast 5G connection and access to a new app, Visceral Science

Artificial intelligence

Will AI really transform education?

Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet

AI

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

When it comes to tech and education reform, there’s been more talk than transformation

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