online learning

K12 hotspots on the web

Online resources continue to shape every aspect of our lives, and are enriching, extending, and transforming schools. Web pages today measure in the billions, and the demand for education information has never been greater or more complicated. To help you decipher and prioritize what's out there, here is the newly-revised DA guide to favorite education websites.

Students climb Mount Everest virtually

Adventure filmmaker Elia Saikaly was approaching the top of Mount Everest when he took some time out of the climb to speak to a high school classroom in Canada about his journey.

D.C. charter school would teach all but math and English online

A controversial computer-based learning model is competing with eight other proposals to be one of the next charter schools approved for the district. The proposed Nexus Academy, run by a subsidiary of publishing giant Pearson, would offer grades 9 through 12 in Ward 2, eventually serving up to 600 students.

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Providing a more open campus

Hempfield is one of three Pennsylvania school districts sharing online courses.

Online Credit Recovery for High School Students

McGraw-Hill, ePals Expand K12 Collaborative Learning Opps

McGraw-Hill Education has formed a collaboration with education media company ePals Corporation that will allow teachers and students to connect with peers in more than 200 countries to participate in global learning activities.

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Moore County (N.C.) Officials Cautious about Funding Digital Learning

Moore County commissioners seem inclined to pay for part of the school system's digital learning initiative, but they want to see results before committing to future funding.
At the commissioners' critical issues summit Thursday, they indicated they want the school system to pay for more of the effort.

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Georgia District's Online Coursework Supports Rigorous Standards

The first thing Bartow County Virtual Academy students learn is that online classes aren’t as easy as A, B, C. They’re also not for everyone. Those also were early lessons for district administrators who opened the academy in January 2012 to 50 students in a former high school located an hour northwest of Atlanta.

Preparing for Online Learning

Right now, 31 states allow purely online schools, of which about 275,000 students attended in the 2011-2012 school year, according to “Keeping Pace with K12 Online and Blended Learning,” an annual report from the Evergreen Education Group, which works with districts to improve education outcomes through digital learning.

Online Coursework at Georgia School District Supports Rigorous Standards

Aventa Learning by K12 provides challenging courses for Bartow County school