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Weekend Reading List

Education Domain Blog

Author(s): Susan Patrick

Issue(s): Issues in Practice

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a look at a few of the news articles we read this week:

Calif. schools expand lessons via computer
Associated Press
Math is so popular at Ritter Elementary School in Watts that kids arrive before the morning bell and line up to do extra work before class, but it’s not the subject that’s the real attraction as much as the method — computers…

Why Steve Jobs Would Have Loved Digital Learning
What a competency-based learning system powered by digital learning does is break the tradeoffs. A student can remain with her friends and peers while working on the objectives, projects, and courses most appropriate for her, regardless of what the others are doing because the online medium can naturally individualize the learning…

Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One
Fast Company
In June of 2009, after Michael Jackson died, I decided it was time to learn how to moonwalk. I went to YouTube and found the “How to Moonwalk” video with the most hits, a simple 2:15 minute homemade job by Montreal DJ AngeDeLumiere. The video proved to be a lesson not only in a dance step but in transformative pedagogy…

Sal Khan’s ‘Academy’ sparks a tech revolution in education
USA Today
Most people don’t wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren’t Sal Khan…