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The Future Of The Flipped Classroom

If you think the flipped classroom is big now, Sal Khan says you ain’t seen anything yet. The “flip” — the practice of sending students home to watch online videos of class lectures, allowing teachers more time to help students with class assignments while they’re in school — has gotten perhaps its biggest boost from Khan’s non-profit company. […]

What Happens When A Teacher Hands The Reins To His Students

For one day a week, students in Troy Cockrum’s middle school English classes will get free reign. “I gave them no rubric, no accountability lecture, nothing,” he blogs. “Just said that I’m hoping to get some creative and unique projects from them.”

Why Education Technology May Have To Wait For The Mainstream

Make no mistake: now a $32.1 billion-per-year market, education technology has become too big to ignore for anyone. Rupert Murdoch’s in the game. Steve Jobs’s iPad is finding a home in hundreds of American classrooms. Bill Gates just threw $20 million at an initiative to build up e-learning. That said, even those who stand to gain the most from getting techie […]

How Indiana Officials Want To Take Smart Risks With Education Technology

Introducing new, largely-untested technologies in the name of innovation is usually seen as the business of schools and corporations, not state officials. The Indiana Department of Education, though, has ventured off the traditional turf over the past three years, offering grants to schools and districts who’ve sought ways to integrate new technologies in their classrooms. […]

How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom

Troy Cockrum, an English teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic school on the north side of Indianapolis, helps a student having computer issues. Cockrum "flipped" his classroom this year, and painted the walls of his classroom to reflect the new change.

Some educators think they’ve found a solution to a laundry list of age-old problems teachers have faced in reaching students. So how exactly might putting lecture videos online help students learn?

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