Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:04am
Parents of students who attend Warren School in Litchfield, Conn., came out in force to the Region 6 Board of Education meeting to dispute a blended first- and second-grade classroom that will be implemented next year.
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 Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:02am
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has put together a list of frequently-asked questions about online learning, with sections for parents, teachers, and administrators. Information includes how to start an online or blended learning program, and how to find quality online courses to implement in your school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:42pm
The New Albany-Plain school board will spend $347,000 to upgrade technology for K8 classrooms, replacing equipment that is eight to 10 years old. Among other initiatives, the new equipment will help facilitate 10 blended learning courses the school offers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:06pm
With the many professional educational technology resources available to the K12 community today, it’s imperative that we transition from episodic and ineffective models to an interactive environment that is digitally-based and connected 24/7.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:32am
The Cobb County (Marietta, Ga.) board has decided to purchase $2.9 million worth of electronic math textbooks for its middle and high school students. It’s a scaled-down version of the $7.5 million proposal 100 teachers endorsed that would have provided printed math textbooks, workbooks, and online resources to each of the district’s 108,000 students.