100K and Counting: A Celebration of the EdSurge Twitter Community

News has followed audiences onto social media, so much so that a few years ago Poynter reported journalists and news organizations were some of the most
active users on Twitter. EdSurge is no different, with more than 35,000 tweets and (as of this week) 100,000 followers. Thanks for helping us hit this milestone in the new-media landscape.

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Agenda: IV Colóquio do GEPPELE

IV Colóquio do GEPPELE

“Caminhos para a consolidação da formação de professores e do ensino de espanhol no Brasil”

Grupos de Trabalho:

1.      Políticas Linguísticas e Ensino de E/LE

2.      Formação de professores de E/LE

3.      Práticas Avaliativas e Ensino de E/LE

4.      Práticas discursivas e Ensino de E/LE

5.      Material Didático e Ensino de E/LE

6.      Novas Tecnologias

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The Chromebook Crusades: How to Win the War Against Technology

I always knew there was a place for technology in my classroom—and not just for typing papers. Yet when my school district began to push for integrating more technology into lessons, I initially refused; I dug my heels in and said no. Why? Because no one could understand my need to have my questions answered: What will that look like? And how, in my English classroom, did I move away from using technology for substitution and use it to transform student learning?

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Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in funding and are shaping the way education is evolving for students from grade school to higher ed. Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. Only eight are women. Even fewer are women of color.

The scarcity of female directors in edtech is a striking contrast to the diversity that exists in the sector's day-to-day leadership. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder.

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How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools.
Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question – maybe it’s math, maybe history. You raise your hand, you give your answer with full assurance. And then? You’re shot down. You got it wrong.

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