Forrest Stone

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What’s Next? Part 2: Curriculum

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In this video, Victory’s editorial directors for STEM and ELA/Social Studies discuss what’s new and what’s next in curriculum development. Below are links to resources alluded to in the discussion. It has always been true that technological advances change education. Here we examine more deeply why these changes take place and discuss (in historical context) how…

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Rapid Prototype for the K–12 OER Collaborative

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Victory is proud to have been chosen to develop a rapid prototype for the K–12 OER Collaborative (see the press release below). We are developing high school mathematics. Open Educational Resources (OER), Standards, and What’s Next in Education As Jennifer Wolfe of The Learning Accelerator states, Victory and the other rapid prototype developers have significant…

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Why EdTech Is Key for Personalized Learning…But Content Is Still King

In this video, I share some thoughts on EdTech and personalized learning. If your preferred mode is reading, the transcript is below the video.

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The Next Wave of Competency Portfolios

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Victory’s spin-off, metacog, is up and running. As with any breakthrough technology, it may take some time for people to realize its full potential. One promising area has been getting a lot of buzz lately: competency portfolios. Originally, portfolios were the domain of artists or architects, and competency portfolios retain a visual emphasis. You want…

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Technology-Enhanced Item (TEI) for Grade 1

When I was executive editor of Weekly Reader, I was often struck by how challenging it was to put together a weekly magazine for the lowest grades. Now, we faced similar challenges in developing a technology enhanced item (TEI) for first graders. They may be digital natives, but they are still 6 years old. If you have been following…

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EdTech: Long-Term Convergences

As we leap ahead in the EdTech era, we wanted to look back a moment and put EdTech in perspective. This video explains three long-term convergences we see: convergence of content and interactivity through technology; convergence of what had been isolated “silos” of curriculum; and convergence of instruction and assessment, which had been distinct phases of the education process.

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