Archive for February, 2014

See TeacherMate in action in Broward County, Fla.

Here’s a nice look at TeacherMate in a Fort Lauderdale classroom. It features Manuel Campos, a first-grade teacher at Rock Island Elementary School, and shows his students using iPads and mp3 players as they learn to read. “It’s an exciting program,” he says on camera, “because the students are so engaged and they’re so focused […]…

Florida Times-Union notes TutorMate’s arrival in Duval County, Fla.

Duval County public schools are test-driving “remote tutoring,” a new strategy that matches local corporate volunteers with some of the district’s youngest learners struggling with reading. But no one goes anywhere. It’s all done online. So starts a terrific story in today’s Florida Times-Union about the introduction of Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate program in seven […]…

Broward schools salute Innovations for Learning on Digital Learning Day

Broward County Public Schools marked Digital Learning Day today by spotlighting its collaboration with Innovations for Learning. With Innovations’ help, the district is implementing a digital learning program to help kindergartners and first-graders in 13 schools obtain a sound foundation in reading. “Today’s students embrace technology.  It engages them and makes them excited about learning,” […]…

Jacksonville schools launch TutorMate partnership with JP Morgan Chase

Duval County Public Schools has teamed with Innovations for Learning and JP Morgan Chase to connect volunteer reading tutors with students over the Internet, the districtannouncedtoday, the third annual  National Digital Learning Day. Seventy volunteers from Chase are dialing into first-grade classrooms in seven of the district’s elementary schools to share an interactive reading session with […]…

Wednesday is Digital Learning Day

All around America, thousands of teachers and millions of students are getting ready for the third annual Digital Learning Day, staging local events and conducting special learning activities to advance innovation in education. In Juneau, Alaska, the state library will sponsor a discussion on producing podcasts. In Haude, Texas, elementary students will research the Winter Olympics […]…