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

Critical Challenges: the Horizon Report 2011

(Photo courtesy of Woodburn Schools) The 2011 Horizon Report, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, looks at emerging technologies and their potential impact on the education system in the United States in the next five years.  The report points out key trends and issues: Key Trends 1. The abundance of … Continue reading

Learn21 for education 24/7

We’re big advocates here at Futuredemics of learning no longer being restricted to the classroom and school hours, as well as integrating technology into the classroom, and West Virginia has done both. The engaging and fun website, Learn 21, has various activities targeted at each grade level. From videos, to games, to virtual field trips, … Continue reading

providing for the Wireless Generation

Wireless Generation, a technology-based education company, is a visionary company looking towards the future. This innovative company provides tools, systems, software and more for to help teachers “teach smarter.” Their technology works with a student, analyzes their learning habits and skills and adapts to the student’s individual needs. This technology can benefit all students. Sometimes … Continue reading

Are we seeing 2020?

(Photo Courtesy of The Age) No, I don’t mean perfect vision. What I mean is the future – the year 2020. Are we looking ahead and making changes now to prepare for greatness in the future? A 2010 K-12 online learning report says there are 450,000 students are enrolled in state virtual schools. And that … Continue reading

How the U.S. plans to transform education

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the finalized version of the previously announced draft of the National Technology Education Plan, which incorporates the idea that “through technology we can create more effective and more engaging learning experiences for all students” (Duncan). This plan, titled “Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology,” has five crucial elements to … Continue reading

Teachers created STEMnet to give America a leg up

(Imagine courtesy of STEMnet) The United States is lagging in education compared to the other developed countries. According to Education Week, the U.S. is ranked 31st out of 56 countries for high schoolers who are advanced in math and science. That is pretty shocking for the hegemonic power of the world! But luckily the United … Continue reading