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5 must-watch TED Talks

The nonprofit Technology, Education and Design (TED) is “devoted to spreading ideas,” according to its mission statement. How does it do that? By recording and posting various talks on different topics, given by experts in different fields. It began in 1984, but has lately risen to new popularity, and now has a worldwide following of these “Ted Talks.” Not only does Ted have a wide range of Talks devoted exclusively to education, but many of these talks - all available online - deal specifically with education technology, and how to best integrate technological innovations into schools everywhere. Below are five standout Ted Talks...

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When does educational technology become disruptive in the classroom?

As organizations move through various stages in preparation for blended learning, teachers can choose the degree to which they engage with change. However, once the final stage is reached,…

5 must-haves for online assessments

As K-12 schools across the country begin to implement online learning, issues of cheating and lack of credibility are some of the main reasons why skeptics hesitate in…

Maximizing results with self-paced blended learning customization

Self-paced blended learning shows that a timetabled lesson/period in a traditional classroom is an arbitrary artificial construct of the teacher’s mind At best, it is a well-intentioned educated guess…

Will this practice catch on? One nonprofit takes blended learning to the next level

Across the United States, educators are incorporating more blended learning programs to customize teaching and learning through education programs that combine face-to-face learning with online instruction and content…

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour     Lewisville ISD has an extensive 1:1 Mobile Device initiative that…

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How to Make Flipped Learning Work

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Choosing the Right Devices for Your Schools

iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, Android devices, or Windows 8 tablets: School leaders today have a wide variety of mobile learning options to choose from. When rolling out a digital learning…

Reinventing the Classroom

Technology holds great promise to transform teaching and learning: It allows for more personalized instruction, higher levels of student engagement, and instant assessment of students’ skills—giving educators real-time…

Transforming Language Instruction

A growing number of K-12 leaders believe that exposure to world languages and culture—even at a very early age—is critical to students’ competitiveness in the 21st century. But…

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher…