“What is possible when we change the design and delivery of traditional education for the children that teachers find hard to teach?“
These are the words that greet viewers on the Innovation for Learning (IFL) homepage.
An Illinois-based nonprofit formed in the early nineties, IFL looks to develop innovative technologies to improve early elementary education. Think low-cost-special-purpose handheld devices that allow K-2 teachers to easily differentiateinstruction for all students.
More recently, IFL has launched a computer program that helps teachers track student success. These simple handheld computer devices provide teachers with reports about which kids are learning what, when and how much. In hopes of going global, IFL has initiated a partnership with Stanford University to bring the computer system to rural communities around the world. (more…)