Posts Tagged ‘Learning’

Houston launches TutorMate drive: See it here!

Read Houston Read Corporate Campaign Launch from Houston ISD on Vimeo.   The Read Houston Read campaign, rallying dozens of corporations to the cause of early literacy, has blasted off with a breakfast for corporate leaders — and the great video above. The Houston Independent School District wants 1,600 volunteers to flood elementary schools to help […]…

Want to break cycle of poverty? Start with early reading

  What does it take to break the cycle of long-term poverty that lasts for generations? First of all, it takes finishing high school — and to do that, a child must learn to read at a young age. One of the greatest predictors of high-school graduation is whether a child is reading proficiently by […]…

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 […]…

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 […]…

TeacherMate named as one of Top 100 Products of 2013 by District Administration Magazine

TeacherMate has been selected by District Administration Magazine as one of the Top 100 Products of 2013. More than 1,800 products were nominated, and “choosing the final products wasn’t easy,” the magazine said. “After carefully narrowing the list down based on the quality and quantity of the testimonies, the editorial board is confident that this […]…

Great gains for DC in reading, math

The Nation’s Report Card for 4th and 8th grades has been released, and the District of Columbia is at the top, or very near it, in  gains in math and reading compared with all other states and jurisdictions. As the Washington Informer reports: According to the latest bi-annual test scores involving about 400,000 fourth-grade and 350,000 […]…

In shut-down Washington, D.C., Innovations is up and running

Much in Washington, D.C., has shut down, but not Innovations for Learning’s campaign to improve literacy in the public schools. Innovations’ TeacherMate program, which uses the power of iPads, iPod Touches and MP3 players to bolster reading instruction, is getting off the ground in 63 first-grade classrooms  in the District of Columbia Public Schools District. […]…

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