The Global Search for Education: Is Edmodo Disrupting the Education Conference?
Jul31

The Global Search for Education: Is Edmodo Disrupting the Education Conference?

Once upon a time, we thought the only place to meet authors was in bookstores and the only way to network with movie industry people was at film festivals. But look at the disruptive innovations we’ve witnessed, thanks to technology, since the 90’s. There are new platforms and vehicles allowing vast audiences to participate and collaborate regarding any topic and from anywhere in the world. On August 1st, Sal Khan of Khan Academy,...

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Around the World in 30 Days – July 2017
Jul29

Around the World in 30 Days – July 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report “Mastering disciplines, learning to communicate effectively, engaging civilly in discussion and argument—these have and should remain at the forefront of an education,” says Harvard Professor of Cognition and Education, Howard Gardner. America was built with a great vision in mind. From the beginning, the Founding Fathers believed in the importance of education and investment in youth. So...

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The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful PD Programs
Jul26

The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful PD Programs

In a 21st century world where we are learning, unlearning and relearning all the time, how can teachers keep up? The presence of technology in schools is increasing as are the opportunities to integrate tech into practice. However, the moment teachers master one new piece of tech, there may be something newer they need to learn.  Educators are living with the new tech challenges all over the world, so if they were calling the shots,...

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The Global Search for Education: Re-imagining Learning on July 4th with Dr. Howard Gardner
Jul02

The Global Search for Education: Re-imagining Learning on July 4th with Dr. Howard Gardner

“As long as young people have access to institutions and experiences that intrigue them (for example, children’s museums, travels to interesting sites) and are in regular contact with individuals who themselves are curious—and don’t take things on faith or for granted or are cynical about everything— the kids will be fine.” — Howard Gardner “Mastering disciplines, learning to communicate effectively, engaging civilly in discussion and...

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Around the World in 30 Days – June 2017
Jun30

Around the World in 30 Days – June 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report CMRubinWorld’s mission for over 7 years has been to ask the important questions about learning, share the most innovative ideas and be a bridge builder between the past and the future of global education. What About Those Jobs in the Rustbelt, Mr. President? This month economist Harry Holzer explained that “less-educated Americans, particularly men with high school or less education, were...

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The Global Search for Education: Is Blended Learning Overhyped? Our Teachers Around the World Weigh In
Jun27

The Global Search for Education: Is Blended Learning Overhyped? Our Teachers Around the World Weigh In

A decade ago, many predicted that K-12 education might shift entirely online, especially in the upper grades. Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, spoke of blended learning as the “new model that is student-centric, highly personalized for each learner, and more productive, as it delivers dramatically better results at the same or lower cost.” (Horn and Staker 2013) Blended learning...

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