The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Educator’s Notebook #77 (May 3, 2015)

    • Synapse
    • 04/27/15

    Can’t make it. Sorry this is last-minute. Every minute is the last. — Pamela”

    • Larry Cuban
    • 04/26/15

    The focus in Japanese education is not on how many innovations they rush to implement or how many new gadgets students get to use. Instead, educators focus on collecting evidence of effectiveness and leveraging technology resources (whether it’s a chalkboard or a smartboard) with purpose and intentionality to enhance and facilitate teaching and learning opportunities. As stated in a recent Japanese publication from the Future Schools Project, ‘Traditional education will be valued while those parts of it that should be extended, broadened, or deepened will evolve significantly.’”

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