1. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is one of the most well-known content providers on the web today. With hundreds of instructional videos and thousands of practice exercises integrated into a personalized-learning dashboard, Khan Academy helps teachers of almost any subject bring online learning into their classroom. Many of our BLU teachers often use Khan videos to supplement their instruction, as well as use the Khan dashboard to track individual student data to support differentiated instruction. Resources have been translated into more than 36 different languages, including Spanish, French, and Brazilian Portuguese.

To see Khan Academy in action, check out the BLU profile for Khan Lab School in Mountain View, California.

2. PowerSchool
Although not all schools using PowerSchool are blended, it’s the most common student information system (SIS) we’ve come across in the BLU. Schools use PowerSchool for a range of daily school operations: from scheduling, attendance, state compliance reporting, health management, and more. Additionally, the SIS integrates with PowerTeacher Pro, an online gradebook that allows teachers to share student data with parents.

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To see PowerSchool in action, check out the BLU profile for Aiken Virtual Program in Alexandria, Louisiana.

About the Author:

Katrina Bushko is a former author at The Christensen Institute.


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