Posts Tagged ‘E-learning’

Reynoldsburg, Ohio, teams with Innovations for Learning

A suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is the next locale for Innovations for Learning. The Reynoldsburg City Schools announced it will employ Innovations’ programs for boosting reading instruction next fall in  all six of its elementary schools, reaching 1,100 students in 46 kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. “The state of Ohio has clearly recognized the importance of […]…

See what student filmmakers have to say about technology in classrooms

  A White House-sponsored student film festival challenged students to make movies showing the impact and promise of technology in their classrooms. The contest drew more than 2,500 submissions. Sixteen were chosen for screening at the White House on Thursday. See them here. They’re remarkable in showing how deeply students understand and appreciate the great […]…

SXSWedu keynoters: Educational technology ‘has failed to keep its promises’

Educational technology is supposed to personalize the learning process. It’s supposed to democratize education. Make learning fun. Fix what’s broken about school systems. Unfortunately, according to keynote speakers at this week’s SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, technology is falling short. “The sad truth,” said Vivienne Ming, “is we’re failing to keep these promises […]…

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 […]…

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,” […]…

Innovations’ founder Seth Weinberger gets North Shore nod

  The North Shore Weekend, a magazine aimed at the Chicago suburbs, is highlighting  Innovations for Learning and its founder and CEO, Seth Weinberger. In its latest issue, writer Abby Wickman offers a nice summary of Innovations’ work: bringing technology and volunteers to underserved school districts to combat illiteracy in the earliest grades. If children “don’t […]…

Kids at work: Leaders catch glimpses of students engaged with TeacherMate

Seth Weinberger, the founder and chief executive of Innovations for Learning, paid a visit to a few elementary schools last week in Broward County, Fla. Thirteen Title I schools in and around Fort Lauderdale have started using Innovations’ programs this year to help first-graders and kindergarten students build strong reading skills. The schools are using TeacherMate, […]…

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., […]…

Staff reflections: Seth Weinberger

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Seth Weinberger, founder and CEO. A good account of Seth’s background and history with IFL can be found here.  He wrote the following […]…

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