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Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources

Once a foreign concept, virtual field trips and tours have skyrocketed in popularity, due in part to tight school budgets and a growth in classroom mobile technology tools.

Schools…

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Self-paced blended learning highlights ‘average’ student myth

“If you design something for the average …person, wouldn’t it fit most people?” Todd Rose - The Myth of Average: from TEDx This seems like a natural conclusion to draw, but research…

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20 tips and features of blended learning programs

Blended learning programs are growing in popularity across the U.S., as more educators and students seek to personalize teaching and learning through education programs that combine face-to-face learning with online…

Opinion
How do students cope with self-paced blended learning?

A new school year. Students new to middle school from primary school. A new subject with a new pedagogy. How do students cope? Surprisingly well. The learning rates in a…

Opinion
Teachers still needed with self-paced blended learning

Some teachers initially view self-paced Blended Learning as a process where the “computer does the teaching” and the role of the teacher is diminished. Practical experience with this style of…

News
The rise of blended learning coaches

While not necessarily commonplace , blended learning--any instance in which a student learns in both a brick-and-mortar school and through an online delivery platform--is growing in popularity in districts across…

News
This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S.

Blended, online learning is giving only students in some states the advantage they need Education technology can enable achievement for students with a variety of learning styles. But it also…

App of the week: BrainPOP Featured Movie

Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz–free!…

Five pressing education issues you’ll see in 2014

Although many states, districts, and education leaders are beginning 2014 with a fresh perspective on education priorities, familiar issues--including funding, Common Core, and policy--are sure to emerge.

The Council…

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7 ways to prepare incoming teachers for blended learning

In keeping with the recent professional development reform of focusing less on technology skills that are constantly changing and more on mindset and 21st century pedagogy, the key to training…