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More kids taking online classes, but performance lagging

The number of students taking at least one course online is up 38% in Michigan, according to a report released today that also found a decline in academic performance and…

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Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources

Textbooks, those long-entrenched staples of classrooms, could soon be pushed from their place of prominence by a high-tech alternative: online lessons that can be downloaded, customized and updated -- all…

50 tips to develop and run your online courses

From getting started to managing the day-to-day business, try these 50 tips for setting up a successful online course for any grade level. As many K-12 U.S. public schools and…

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Study: Tech access in, outside classroom boosts engagement

Students are more engaged in their learning and tend to show more achievement in certain areas when they have access to technology during school and at home, according to a…

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Idaho district implements online speech therapy

School districts spanning large areas, like 10,000-plus student Bonneville Joint School District 93 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, often struggle to hire and retain enough fully qualified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to…

What students think of their blended learning teachers

What students think of their blended learning teachers

With blended learning, the computer may provide much of the learning fundamentals and students must be more self-regulated than in a traditional industrial model classroom, but the teacher still plays…

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MindLaunch debuts “Intelligent Educator Match”

An online education company is using a system that matches students to the online educator who best suits their learning needs. MindLaunch, which uses interactive video teaching by state-licensed educators, launched…

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Law would protect students’ online privacy

A Concord, N.H. legislator wants to bar colleges and public schools from requiring students to provide access to personal social media accounts, calling such intrusions a violation of personal privacy…

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Top 10 of 2014, No. 7: Flipped learning and blended learning

Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed tech conversations. No. 7 on our list for…

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Assessing the virtual school experience in Maine

A typical school day for Maggie Mader looks a little different from the kind most people picture. On a recent Tuesday morning, Maggie, a 16-year-old competitive horseback rider, gets ready for…