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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 a newly-redesigned website featuring "Intelligent Educator Match (IEM)". MindLaunch students have the ability to quickly and easily select the kind of online teacher who best suits their needs and personality, and then be automatically matched and scheduled to begin a quality learning experience in any subject. Designed by MindLaunch, the unique Intelligent Educator Match (IEM) algorithm is the centerpiece of the website experience that provides a complete educational support platform for...

Online Learning

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…


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…


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…


Schools try remote instruction through immersive technology

Parker senior Elizabeth Kruse wasn't sure what to expect when she decided to take AP music theory this fall. She wasn't afraid the class would be difficult, but it…


Rural kids get fewer AP classes

Students in Dublin schools can pick among dozens of rigorous courses such as Advanced Placement studio art, computer science and calculus, along with engineering design, statistics, theater and…


When worlds collide in blended learning

The internet is doing a lot of things for her classroom, but Idaho teacher Kelsy Colwell said one thing it's not doing is replacing her. The Kamiah High School…


3 predictors of strong digital learning

Student choice at the state level, student choice at the course level, and the existence and strength of charter school laws are three predictors of how strong a…

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How online collaboration transformed instruction at two schools

While teachers know that collaborating with colleagues to develop multi-class or cross-curricular projects can be incredibly beneficial for students, most never get a collaborative project off the ground.…


Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools

Blended learning has arrived. While schools and districts across the nation are in various stages of transition, there is little doubt that the appetite for interactive tools that…


Course Access policies focus on equitable learning

The answer to ensuring that all students have equitable access to the courses that will prepare them to be college- and career-ready could be found in a state…

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How to be successful with Chromebooks in K-12 education

How to be successful with Chromebooks in K-12 education

Date: Tuesday, February 10th,  Time: 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST     Learn from the experts how Chromebooks are revolutionizing K-12 education. These low cost devices…

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Navigating the New E-rate


In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)


English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Transforming Today’s Math Education


Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Mac to School


Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills


Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…