Many edtech developers create what they believe is the best and brightest edtech solution only to find that teachers aren’t using it at the rates they expected – one of the reasons this can happen is when developers have not developed understanding of the teacher experience. Falkenthal of UP Global names the top reasons to engage with educators both early and often.She also includes the best strategic questions to ask teacher to elicit the feedback you need.
Tom Vander Ark has compiled 100 schools worth visiting across the US all the way from elementary and K-8 schools through high school. One of the most-prized association skills innovators possess is to see awesome ideas in other settings and fields and steal them to apply to a new context. This listprovides lots of opportunities to learn and adapt new models or programs to your school!
Read more on TrueSchool in Edsurge about the Summer Design Program and our approach of training teachers like designers. A few EDesigners share about their experience and new skills they are applying to their school innovations to drive positive outcomes for students!
Read on to hear from game designers David Langendoen and Spencer Grey – they have seen surprising results in how students engage with their Mission US game at home versus at school and when those students are willing to take more risks.
According to Edwards, “We ‘learn,’ and after this we ‘do.’ We go to school and then we go to work. This approach does not map very well to personal and professional success in America today. Learning and doing have become inseparable in the face of conditions that invite us to discover.” Edwards posits that the key change we need for our students and ourselves is renewed focus on discovery wherever we find it and learning by doing.