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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

January 15th, 2015

January 2015 In Beaumont, the Secret to Great PD is Students At a recent “Gooru 101” training, elementary, middle, and high school students in Beaumont USD in California studied and remixed collections alongside their teachers. Assistant Superintendent, Christy Goennier, had the idea to bring together younger “digital natives” and educators to facilitate learning about edtech for all. Students at the event said about Gooru: —“What is most exciting is that I can work at my own level and…   Read…

January 12th, 2015

“Data collected on students in the classroom should only be used for educational purposes” —Obama #Cybersecurity pic.twitter.com/NUnOLw8cET — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 12, 2015 Silverback Learning has always held to the highest standards in student privacy protection and is proud to be one of the first companies to sign the Student Privacy Pledge in 2014. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 12, 2015 FACT SHEET: Safeguarding American Consumers & Families President…   Read…

January 9th, 2015

The School Cliff “[Our] research strongly suggests that the longer students stay in school, the less engaged they become.” Brandon Busteed, Gallup Blog It’s no secret that many high school students are bored stiff with some of the traditional, time-worn, and highly standardized offerings that we continue to use and teach to in high schools, and frankly they should be. This generation of students is a highly digital and personalized “self-enabled” group unlike any in…   Read…