Virtual

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

YouTube is launching a brand new tool to help teachers and students get their learn on. “YouTube for Schools” is a portal that helps curate education materials and videos on subjects such as history and math while filtering out potentially offensive or distracting content.

12/13/2011

Moodlerooms, Inc. recently announced that it has been honored across six different categories in EdTech Digest’s 2011 Awards Program, including Learning Management System, Social Networking and Open Source Solution.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) launched a new website last week designed to provide educators, parents and the public with an intuitive, easy-to-navigate tool to learn about Minnesota public schools.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Schoolwires is launching Nimbus, a safe social learning environment that is designed to foster student engagement so that districts can extend participatory learning in and beyond the traditional classroom in support of student success and 21st century learning skills.

11/30/2011

A new set of schools, from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Nevada, are using Chromebooks in their classrooms, libraries and to provide Internet access to students at home using built-in 3G.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Addressing students’ 21st century learning styles, over 100,000 students in grades 5-8 across Texas will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital resource for instruction in their classrooms.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A budget override to pay for computers, software and classroom tools in the Kyrene School District has passed, and community members and school officials are relieved to have $6.8 million in funding secured for the next seven years.

11/16/2011

A sea of iPads were swarming through the bleacher's at Forreston High School on Monday.  The school district gave the iPad 2 to five hundred students, from sixth through 12th grade.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) announced the appointment of David Teeter to serve as Director of Policy for the non-profit organization, which provides policy advocacy, quality frameworks, conferences and assists with new models in the rapidly growing field of K-12 online and blended learning.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

Now that Idaho has approved a requirement that high school students take at least two credits online, officials are working on plans for a statewide contract expected to include a list of providers for districts to choose from when selecting virtual courses.

11/9/2011

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

If you have listened to the radio lately, you've probably heard advertisements touting the Florida Virtual School.

10/26/2011

A new study is sounding alarms at the quick expansion of virtual education programs in states like Florida, saying for-profit companies are pushing states to offer full-time virtual instruction paid for by state tax dollars with little research on the quality of these programs.

10/11/2011

10/11/2011

The Commonwealth Foundation released Monday a comprehensive report on Pennsylvania cyber schools and blended learning programs that conclusively found that these public school alternatives save children's education while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

10/7/2011

10/7/2011

Schools and nonprofit groups that want to try or expand a creative or novel education program can now compete for funding from a new state Innovation Fund that is set to distribute $5 million over the next two years.

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