21st-century learning

Online Learning Ambassadors Embrace Global Learning

Introducing new technology into schools can be difficult, due to time constraints and a lack of resources. But your school can find a new way to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom.

Windows 8 in Schools: A New Platform for Mobile Devices

The Windows 8 operating system, which splashed on the market in October 2012, is changing the landscape of Microsoft-based computers. The once traditional PC operating system is making the move toward a more mobile, tablet-based environment in schools.

Why Should K12 CIOs and Tech Directors be on Twitter?

Huffington Post blogger Vala Afshar (@valaafshar) recently published a piece called "The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter (and 20 Rising Stars)." I was honored and surprised to be included on the list as #9 and pleased to see K12 CIOS @JDSCIO and @bengrey on the list, as well.

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For One Conn. District: Textbooks Out, iPads In

Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.

Ohio District Takes Technology to its Limit

Technology is so prevalent today, why not engage students in school with the same interactive devices and communication tools they love using? That’s the approach the Princeton City (Ohio) School District is taking to complement classroom instruction, and it is definitely working.

Who Does Technology Best, China or U.S.?

More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st-century classroom -- but how does the U.S. compare in effective use of technology in education to other countries?

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Education Tech Investments Surpassed $1 Billion In 2012

On Jan. 15, Lynda.com announced a $103 million investment led by Accel Partners and Spectrum Equity. The 17-year-old service, which offers online tutorials in web design, photography, and business, has trained more than 2 million people worldwide.

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Executive Education Is Ripe for Online Disruption

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.

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Implementing dynamic location-based internet content filtering in your district

“Depends on” filtering can optimize the student Internet experience by ensuring safety and maximum productivity

Benchmark Report on Implementing Online Learning

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.

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