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Games-Based Learning: Hype vs. Reality

This essay originally appeared in The Huffington Post. In a recent speech to a group of students at TechBoston in Dorchestor, Massachusetts. President Obama had this to say about video games: I’m calling for investments in educational technology that will help create … educational software that is as compelling as the best video game. I […]

The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century

Why most U.S. school reformers are on the wrong track, and how to get our kids’ education right for the future What President Obama said: “We need to out-educate.” What Obama should have said: “We can’t win the future with the education of the past.”   This is an unprecedented time in U.S. education, and […]

New National Digital Learning Plan for the Everywhere Kids

The final version of the National Education Technology Plan was unveiled on Tuesday, outlining the transition from digital classrooms to other platforms–long overdue.  Read Fred Belmont’s HuffPo piece, Obama’s New Digital Learning Plan: A Killer App. A few excerpts are shared below:  Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the final version of the National Education Technology […]