Archive for September, 2013

Innovations for Learning has a new website!

We’re happy to announce our new website: www.innovationsforlearning.org We designed it to clearly tell our story:  Why we’re putting our efforts into teaching reading in the earliest grades in underperforming schools in the U.S. and in communities in the developing world. How we’re doing that, using technology, tutors and teachers. The great results we’re seeing. Please […]…

Murdoch’s tablet ambitions for U.S. classrooms in spotlight

  The current edition of the New York Times Magazine features a lengthy story about the mass adoption of tablet devices in education. It focuses on Amplify, Rupert Murdoch‘s for-profit technological education company led by Joel Klein, the former head of New York City’s public schools, and its first paying company, the Guilford County, N.C., […]…

JPMorgan Chase hosts digital-education innovators

Seth Weinberger, Innovations’ founder and executive director, joined education thinkers Joel Rose and Nichole Pinkard today in a discussion at the University of Chicago about the future of technology in education. The three were panelists at a seminar for JPMorgan Chase Private Clients. Rose, co-founder and CEO of New Classrooms Innovation Partners, works with schools to individualize teaching for students. Pinkard, a visiting sssociate […]…

‘With technology, they’re right there with it’

  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – First-grade teacher Frances Curry had an iPod Touch in her fingers and a pair of headphones on her ears. She peered at the three-inch screen, her fingers tapping. Then she paused. And smiled. “The kid reads a word,” she said, “and then the program tells him to say the word. […]…