Is hybrid learning the next phase of education?

(Photo courtesy of School of One) Rocketship Education is doing just what we think rocketships should be doing, taking off and sending people to new heights. Rocketship Education is a nonprofit charter school network striving to eliminate the education gap nationwide by integrating hybrid learning models into schools. Hybrid learning, sometimes called blended learning, changes … Continue reading

Google Translate provides easy, free language to language translation

(Photo courtesy of Apple)   Learning languages and overcoming language barriers are difficult things to accomplish. Google is trying to make it easier with Google Translate. Google Translate is free service that provides translations in 57 different languages. Often with translations, we see the translation, but still do no know how to say it. With Google … Continue reading

Wharton School at UPenn Launches Finance Website for High Schoolers

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania is reaching out to assist high schoolers in understanding personal finance, the stock market and more. The service, Knowledge@Wharton, was originally geared towards university students, but the prestigious business school revamped their efforts to target a younger audience. Students learn several things in high school, from Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

Diane Ravitch talks education on The Daily Show

(Photo courtesy of Democratic Education) Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System appeared on the Jon Stewart show last night to discuss the problems with the American education system.  “Schools have been turned into testing factories,” she said, which in turn eliminates the time for more interesting subjects … Continue reading

The case for foreign language courses

(photo courtesy of AGAWAM Public Schools) “To remain competitive in this century this country must focus on creating a globally competent work force.” Clarissa Adams Fletcher, ACTFL‘s 2011 National Language Teacher of the Year, began her case for foreign language learning with clear reasoning. While the United States is pushing the STEM initiative subjects, science, … Continue reading

Keeping up with the latest

(Photo courtesy of Forbes) Here at Futuredemics, we appreciate our readers immensely! We recently made some changes to our online networks and want you to stay informed with company news and blog updates. First, as our company expands, our Facebook page must expand with it. Thus, we must leave our myChinese360 fan page behind. Please … Continue reading

Congrats to the ACTFL video contest winners!

Back in December, we announced the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language’s (ACTFL) video contest. February was declared “Discover Languages…Discover the World month” by ACTFL and the winners were announced. The videos show, from a student perspective, how learning a language expands horizons and opens opportunities around the world. Watch the inspiring videos from … Continue reading