Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:46am
Starting down the path of offering online learning can seem a difficult journey. We, at the Capital Area Online Learning Association, are in our fourth year of this journey, so we hope that this paper will provide some useful tips and lessons learned to help navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of starting an online learning program. Although presented in a linear fashion, many of the steps could be performed simultaneously, or readdressed as new information is gathered and different policy decisions are made.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:34am
The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st century skills. It includes an alignment overview, examples, and both Common Core and assessment resources.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:50pm
In this latest research, the Evergreen Education Group looks at how far districts have come with online learning, as well as how far administrators still have to go, and what is needed to get there.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:49am
In this DALI Summit feature session, Karen Talbert, part of the executive leadership team at Learning.com, busts the myths about what digital literacy is and isn't. She talks about the critical technology skills today's students need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems and how to ensure teachers are prepared to get them there.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:30am
Five years ago, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams sent their respective students home with videos of themselves. Rather than assigning traditional homework, the teachers gave students time in class, with their close supervision and help, to put their learning into practice, giving rise to the concept of the 'flipped classroom'. Whether Bergmann and Sams were the first to practice flipped learning is probably unknowable, but they’re among its loudest proponents, having spoken at national conferences and co-authored the book, “Flip Your Classroom.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:03am
This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities from across the nation. This study provides unique details on what state leaders are doing to leverage federal, state and local education programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 1:08pm
As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 4:18pm
National education nonprofit CFY (http://www.cfy.org/) today announced it has received a $1 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to further develop, implement, and study blended learning instruction in a whole school/community model.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:22pm
Amid the unveiled alongside the iPad Mini at an event on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook also brought up Apple’s leading role in education, highlighting the fact that the older full-size iPad had already been adopted by 2,500 classrooms around the U.S. in the two and a half years since it was first introduced.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:00pm
Strong and steady won the race for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, winner of the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes large, urban school districts making gains in student achievement.