• Supporting Teachers in Using Online Inquiry-Based Games

    Author: Louisa Rosenheck As part of a pilot project, we’ve been working with teachers to implement The Radix Endeavor in their classrooms. The Radix Endeavor is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) developed at the MIT Education Arcade; it is designed to improve learning and interest...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Digital Tools & Content

    My greatest challenge as a K-12 breakthrough model implementer: the dearth of platform options and lack of high quality software/digital content. I am pleased to report, however, that there are many more options and helpful tools today than were available back in 2009. You’re probably...

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  • Personalized Learning Grows Across New England

    The New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC)—one of NGLC’s Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partners—has selected a cohort of schools across New England that will become members of NESSC’s Next Gen Personalized Learning Initiative. In all, 20 schools...

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  • Three Perspectives on Personalization

    Author: Matt Riggan Editor’s Note: Below, Matt Riggan shares his perspective on the NGLC Bay Area convening, which took place in January 2015. Our two-day visit had been all about personalized learning. We’d heard that term in every school we visited and in every session in between...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: STEM

    Today I’m kicking off a new blog series. About twice a month I’ll share a “roundup of tools and resources” focused on a particular topic in K-12 education. They might be articles and publications, or organizations that offer resources and services, or simply information...

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  • Confessions of an EdTech Company: Learning to Learn

    Authors: Amara Humphry and Donna Park Ed + Tech ≠ EdTech Ed + Tech = Learning Heidi Haugen is a high school biology teacher. True to her subject, her classroom is alive in all corners. Tanks of salmon eggs, geckos, rodents, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches line the walls. And tucked...

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  • Can Technology Boost Middle School Math & Literacy Standards?

    Author: Judith A. Pirani My recent blog series explored how to promote college or university students’ success with NGLC ‘s Building Blocks for College Completion technology-enabled solutions. This blog is the start of a new series with a similar slant, but this time I focus on...

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  • Symbols of Our Learning Part II: Next Gen K-12 Instruction in NYC

    Happy 2015! This is a good time of year to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. As part of the reflection process,  I am launching a K-12 Notes from the Field blog series to highlight individual schools, components of academic models, or tools being used by teachers and...

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  • Symbols of Our Learning: Personalized Learning in 4 Schools

    Each year, the holiday season reminds us of the power of symbols. Even our youngest children who cannot yet read are easily able to recognize the lights, stars, and bells that adorn our city centers and homes. I was reminded of the power of symbols and artifacts last week when I led a group of...

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  • The 10 Best Next Gen Learning Blogs in 2014

    What were the best-of-the-best posts on the Next Gen Learning blog this year? I have no doubt that you will be inspired to change the future of education when you read these crowd-pleasers: The Innovators Next Door: Empire State College-SUNY Ventures into Competency-Based Education Holly Morris...

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