ISKME In the News

The Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to Co-Lead Learning Resources Framework Initiative
Association of Educational Publishers,   June 6, 2011

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons (CC) today announced a partnership to improve search results on the World Wide Web through the creation of a metadata framework specifically for learning resources. This work is being underwritten with grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill &...
Content Providers Old and New Partner to Make Searching Easier
KQED Mind Shift,   June 6, 2011

"This can do for students what John Dewey did for readers 150 years ago when he created standardized card cataloging."
ISKME's Design Lab at Maker Faire 2011
May 21, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Visit ISKME's Design Lab at Maker Faire where we will be brainstorming, prototyping, and presenting new ideas in teaching and learning. Participants will be guided through design thinking and digital storytelling activities to create Open Educational Resources (OER) that will be shared on OER Commons.
Digital Natives on the San Mateo County Coast: Technology in the classroom
Coastviews Magazine,   March 1, 2011

In classroom C-109 at Cunha Intermediate School in Half Moon Bay, each of the eight science tables has a stack of textbooks and a laptop on it. As part of the 2010 BookServer and the Digital Classroom project, Deborah Cowden has been using technology in both her science and English language development classes for the past year to transform the...
Systemic Change in Greece
Eric Duval's Weblog,   January 19, 2011

Do you ever wonder what you would do if you really had the power to change things? I feel that we often hide behind the less than convincing argument of ‘I would know how to organize things in my family-school-university! If only my partner-principal-rector would would allow me to …’   Well, last week, I had a meeting with...
Half Moon Bay conference explores ideas for ed reform
San Jose Mercury News,   December 5, 2010

About 200 educators, students, researchers and others have converged in Half Moon Bay to explore and develop innovative ideas to improve education. The Big Ideas Fest tackles such challenging questions as: How can we ensure that new technologies flourish, and how can we make education relevant to all today's students at all levels of learning? The...
Dan Okrent, City Mayors and Stacy Schiff to Join Events
Wall Street Journal,   December 4, 2010

The academic and corporate worlds come together to share new thinking on education. Speakers include a middle-school principal, the head of nonprofit Futurelab and a Microsoft Corp. researcher. Sunday-Wednesday, the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Half Moon Bay, Calif. Registration of $650 includes events and meals. Bigideasfest.org
San Mateo County Coastside Child Care: Are parents satisfied?
Coastviews Magazine,   December 1, 2010

 Are Coastside families getting the child care services they need? The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education recently completed a study to assess parental satisfaction with Coastside child care, including existing challenges and suggestions for change.
Educational think tank to tackle 'Big Ideas'
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 1, 2010

Early next week the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, will be abuzz with new ideas for educators, in the second annual Big Ideas Fest. Produced by the Princeton-based Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, the Big Ideas Fest will host more than 175 educators, students, educational policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs,...
Preparing for the Big Ideas Fest
Teacher Leaders Network,   November 21, 2010

I've been preparing a solo presentation for the 2010 Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, California, hosted by ISKME--The Institute For the Study of Knowledge Management in Education.  I'm especially excited about this, not only because I get to spend several days on the West Coast, but because the conference, or festival,...
The Big Ideas Fest Pushes for Progress
KQED Mind Shift,   November 4, 2010

Creative thinkers and innovators will gather next month in Half Moon Bay to brainstorm and implement progressive ideas in education at the Big Ideas Fest.
Lisa Petrides: 'Superman' Puts Spotlight on Education
The Huffington Post,   September 27, 2010

On opening night I got to see the new documentary by Davis Guggenheim, "Waiting for 'Superman'," a film that is bringing cognitive dissonance to educators across the country. Before that, I had read a dozen or so well-written blogs that had described in detail the movie's "anti-teacher, union-bashing and pro-charter school stance...