Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:54am
Blended learning is a teaching method that has long been used in private schools and college classrooms, but only in recent years has it been trending in public K12 classrooms.
The academic results for young people in public grade schools are still up in the air, but for now that’s OK.
Indeed, that students who attend a public school in an impoverished section of the District are using computers on a daily basis proves school officials, principals and students are moving in the right direction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:35am
With the new school year approaching, many Arizona school districts are flaunting the success their busy, on-the-go, technology-wielding students have had with online curricula, such as the Mesa Distance Learning Program.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 8:58am
I had a teacher in high school who used to reference this quote, “A ‘smart’ person learns from their mistakes without having to make them over and over. An ‘educated’ person, however, learns from the mistakes of others and never has to make them at all.” However, some problems will take more than education to fix.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:12am
Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:56am
Teachers in over 900 schools nationwide will begin using one dollar e-textbooks this fall. The “Voces” e-textbooks, published by Teacher’s Discovery, an educational materials firm based in Michigan, gives teachers and students full access at home and at school through computers, iPads, and smartphones.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:49am
Five Utah schools will share more than $2 million in funding to boost the use of technology in their classrooms this fall. The funding will go toward a tablet for each student, Wi-Fi, and classroom computers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:36am
In August, the Kansas City (Mo.) Public School District will start phasing in a 1:1 program that provides either a laptop or tablet computer, loaded with educational software and valued at $400 per student per year, to all 17,000 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:25am
Rapidly changing K12 classroom technology that is helping prepare students for college and the modern workforce was on display at this June’s ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas. The exposition floor buzzed with 4,500 industry representatives and more than 500 exhibitors showcasing revolutionary products such as interactive tables, Common Core-aligned adaptive educational computer games, and data-driven instructional programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:11am
K12 districts are beginning to experiment with “massive open online courses”—better known as MOOCs—to offer classes they might not otherwise be able to due to budget cuts or low interest from students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:51am
Administrators at Westfield (N.J.) Public Schools don’t just want their students exposed to technology, they want them immersed in it, and have put together a technology-integration strategy that creates a connected and collaborative school community designed to empower students to thrive as 21st-century learners.