Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 11:34am
Promising Practices is a series of six white papers written for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Topics are: Blended learning; using online learning for credit recovery and at-risk students; socialization in online learning; operations and management; policy and funding; and a parents' guide to online learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:01am
Much like the apps on cell phones that are currently being used to translate languages and converse with the speakers of those languages, new tools and technologies are being invented at a rapid pace that can replace much of what we do in our classrooms today.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:39am
SAS, a sponsor of today’s Digital Learning Day, fosters digital learning year-round through no-cost resources and support for educators. SAS® Curriculum Pathways® offers interactive learning tools in all core disciplines, mapped to state standards, for grades 6-12. Recently, the 100,000th educator signed up to use these Web-based resources that make learning more fun and can make educators more effective.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 2:38pm
If you follow me on Forbes, you already know that I’m an advocate of gaming, pushing developers to harness interactive multimedia’s ability to positively impact children and adolescents in terms of intellectual and emotional development. Video games, I’ve argued, are the interactive mythology of a digital future.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:13am
A $50,000 grant to the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be used to buy equipment for its advanced manufacturing experience lab, which provides high school students hands-on experience to pursue manufacturing careers in the region, officials said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:11am
In Arizona’s rural Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, 70 percent of students receive a free or reduced-price lunch. Because many students do not have the resources at home to learn about and interact with technology, the team at Cottonwood wanted to foster improved technology skills, while also promoting student engagement in class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:22pm
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?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:57pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:30pm
Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:15pm
Westerly Public Schools, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign celebrates innovative teaching and highlights practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.
Westerly is hosting Digital Learning Day events to highlight the innovation happening in schools with Feb. 4-8 designated as Digital Learning Days.