Monthly Archives: October 2011

iSchool students win contest to turn surfaces into whiteboards

Students Marek Smolenski and Alexis Lamb and iSchool teacher Christina Jenkins listen as they learn they have won IdeaPaint's whiteboard contest. A school that prides itself on being at the cutting edge of innovation is bringing back a standby of the 20th-century classroom. Students at the iSchool, the Manhattan high school that is a showpiece … Continue reading

At newcomer school, teachers step back to help students learn

Blendi Brahimaj, Wilis Hernandez and Reyson Rosario working together On a recent day at High School of Language and Innovation earth science teacher Katie Walraven did very little. Walraven’s choice to take a back seat to her students was strategic: She was letting her students, who are almost all recent immigrants, do most of the … Continue reading

Scale it sideways!

One of the key points we make in Invisible Learning is that new technologies and new possibilities for social configurations are expanding the ecology of options we have for learning. “Schooling” is no longer limited to just schools. Rather, we can now learn in formal environments, online, informally, and serendipitously. Moreover, we can leverage technologies … Continue reading