ISKME Blogs

Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    July 02, 2013
The Common Core is far from business-as-usual for our nation’s educators, which means we’ll need more than traditional strategies to implement these standards on the ground. While the Common Core...
Shenandoah Weiss    June 20, 2013
When public K-12 schools are pressured to decrease costs and devote more time to standardized testing, arts programs are one of the first to be cut. Despite a nationally adopted education agenda that...
Amee Evans Godwin    March 18, 2013
“Open Ed” is a thirty-second video, that stitches together fragments of physical abandon captured at ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2012. Since 2009, hundreds of educators, students, entrepreneurs,...
Letha Goger, MA, MLIS    February 21, 2013
I’m always reaching to see the ‘intertwingled’ -- a term coined by computer scientist Theodor Nelson to describe knowledge that is related and is often connected by cause and effect. The...
Megan Simmons    February 11, 2013
As states put their plans into place for Common Core State Standard implementation, many are realizing how Open Educational Resources (OER) and open practices play an essential role in accessing the...
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    February 07, 2013
Last Monday, during her final week as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton commanded the attention of a global education force field from the State Department, the Arab League, the Department of...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    February 04, 2013
By Clare Middleton-Detzner and Erin Knepler We’ve seen how hot news stories and video links can go viral through social media channels. Imagine if that same fast pace could propel ideas through...
Rudy Rubio    January 29, 2013
As a research assistant at ISKME, I have opportunities to investigate cutting-edge innovations in education everyday.  This past year I was tasked with a project to investigate alternative...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    January 21, 2013
Eagerly awaited at Big Ideas Fest 2012 was an update from our three Big Ideas in Beta 2012 teams, whose projects originated at Big Ideas Fest 2011, and who had spent the year meeting regularly to...
Rudy Rubio    
As Big Ideas Fest 2012 comes to a close under a soft canopy of clouds in Half Moon Bay, a frenetic buzz resounded inside the walls of the main ballroom with its 200 participants. Even after three...