Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 4:20pm
The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors, schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:57pm
MDR and K12 recently conducted a survey of school and district administrators regarding their online learning programs. This report highlights the best practices and lessons learned in implementing online learning programs in K12 schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:30pm
Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:24pm
Calcasieu is one of several school districts in the state of Louisiana making notable digital technology gains, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Officials recently released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness in the state through Louisiana's Technology Footprint.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:15pm
Westerly Public Schools, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign celebrates innovative teaching and highlights practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.
Westerly is hosting Digital Learning Day events to highlight the innovation happening in schools with Feb. 4-8 designated as Digital Learning Days.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:39pm
Testing radiation effects emitted by cellphones was difficult to determine for Betty Aita Rukh-Kamaa, a seventh-grader at Robert Goddard French Immersion School of Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools, but she said assembling her science fair project was much easier.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:28pm
You may have heard that we recently distributed 6,000 netbooks—or lightweight laptops—to our students, at an approximate ratio of one netbook for every two students. That in and of itself is pretty incredible and made possible by the generosity of our community through SPLOST technology funds.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 1:39pm
In a bid to further improve communication with families, the Norwich school district is rapidly expanding its presence on social media networks and other internet platforms.
"We want to open every door to positive involvement. Family partnerships are a component to achieving student success," Superintendent Abby Dolliver said. "Having updated and open communication with parents is another way to meet this goal."