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Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation's capital. For the past two years, the Washington, D.C. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning. They have a good reason to visit. In a district that has been plagued with low test scores and student performance, several D.C. schools have seen student proficiency levels jump in math and reading in recent years. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are...

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New partnership supports online learning for special education students

Across the country, schools and districts are leveraging digital learning to overcome staffing and resource challenges to improve outcomes and to address the many needs of their K-12…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Milpitas Unified School District Shares Results and Advice for Going Google

Milpitas Unified School District Shares Results and Advice for Going Google

Date: Wednesday, March 4th,  Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST     In this webinar hear directly from Chin Song, Director of Technology at Milpitas Unified…

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Navigating the New E-rate

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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…