Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

Blended Learning in AJUSD

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We want classrooms filled with student collaboration and discussion about their learning, connecting to the world around them. Some rights reserved by tgbarrett Blended learning Students learn in different ways, and at different paces. To address these needs, we''ve been piloting blended learning in two high school classrooms. Online delivery allows student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of their learning.

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#SmartSeries Refresh: Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0.” ” Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0. Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0″

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). By 2012, it had risen to 88 percent. By Kathleen Costanza.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.”. SmartSeries Refresh | Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise.

The Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

Edsurge

In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever. The Babson Survey Research Group, an organization that tracks online enrollment, notes that between 2012 and 2016 the percent of online enrollment in universities increased 17.2 Then they want to talk to me for 45 minutes about how bad online learning is.

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. We can eliminate the technology gap—what’s often also called the homework gap—the first step toward ensuring that all students have equitable access to remote-learning opportunities.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. In partnership with: Digital Learning Now , Foundation for Excellence in Education. Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement” sets out to help school and district leaders think through the key decisions in planning for the shift to blended learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. But there’s another factor that’s impeding remote learning. No one ever taught them how—or asked them to learn. “To For proof, check out the “ Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning.” Blended is where we see the future,” Archambault adds.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. — Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016. In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

While each of the educators provided different tips based on the age of their students and the extent of their online work, they also agreed on a number of key points, including the importance of consistency and routines, and of limiting the use of new tech tools in order for teaching and learning to be effective. She is an educational technology leader with a passion for student learning using innovative digital tools, blended learning models, and data systems.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. Related: Should we hit the pause button for online and blended learning ?

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. He understands in the real world why we’re learning this.”. LEXINGTON, Miss.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Can Startup College Minerva Reinvent The Ivy League Model For The Digital Age?” Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. “Digital learning systems now charge students for access codes needed to complete coursework, take quizzes, and turn in homework,” Buzzfeed – which consistently does some of the best education journalism – reports.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.