Ed Tech Talk Roundtable 43 | Bursting Bubbles

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips.

Articles of the Week


  1. Ask education leaders and they’ll tell you: Hybrid High, the University of Southern California’s experimental two-year old charter school, is doing just fine. More than two-thirds of its original students are meeting their growth targets. But peek behind the stats and you’ll discover a school that had a nearly disastrous encounter with technology in its first year–and only began to recover when school leaders put teachers back in control. A year ago, Hybrid High ninth graders scored lower on standardized tests than they did when they started at the school. Many teachers felt pushed to the side–and consequently some left the responsibility for student learning to technology.
  2. Princeton held a debate where there was a good deal of talking past each other, yet important trends, benefits and costs were identified.
  3. I hear people talking about “a bubble” when they mention about international schools. What is this bubble? Is it good at all for our children ? I have been researching for quite some time on this subject now, and there is nothing better than discussing it with adults who have been to international schools and experienced first handily on how international schools environment and system have impacted their life. With their maturity, experience and logical reasoning, the answers that my friends and a few acquaintances gave me were enlightening and extremely useful, especially for a confused young parent like myself.

Tech Tips


TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational!


About Michael.Boll

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