Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 2:19pm
While Facebook and Google+ are popular social networks for everyday life, dozens of other networks have been created to provide safe and effective social learning environments for K12 education. Social learning networks (SLNs) allow students to learn 21st-century skills, help students build online portfolios or resumes and collaborate with peers through project-based learning.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 12:58pm
Usually when you visit a school you walk down a quiet hallway and peer in the little windows in the classroom doors. You see one teacher talking to a bunch of students. Every 50 minutes or so a chime goes off and the students fill the hallway and march off to their next class, which is probably unrelated to the one they just left.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 4:17pm
Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 9:25am
As of fall 2011, 40 states have a state virtual school or state-led online learning initiative, accounting for 536,272 course enrollments, a 19 percent annual increase according to iNacol's report, Keeping Pace 2011.