7 Tips for Students to Be Successful in Online Coursework
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Students need to understand that getting used to online coursework will take some time and that they should not be discouraged if they struggle at first.
ACT Results Show Majority Not Prepared for College Coursework
K-12 Schools - Education News
AUGUST 29, 2016
Close to two-thirds of students across the country who graduated high school this year took the ACT college entrance exam, earning scores that suggest a majority of them are unprepared for the coursework they will encounter in college. (Photo: Creative Commons).
The Best App for Your Coursework Isn’t a Single App – from Beth
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
This post first appeared on Edutopia. At EdTechTeacher, we have a philosophy that All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen. These days, many of the teachers that we work with would rather just find ONE app! However, that single solution may not exist.
Alabama Schools Now Required to Offer Virtual Courses
MAY 18, 2015
Frank Smith State legislators are recognizing the potential for online coursework. Classroom Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Online Video Policies
2015’s EdTech Trends in Review
Class Tech Tips
DECEMBER 15, 2015
In classrooms across the country, educators are thinking about how to integrate technology into their instruction to engage students, increase real-world connections to content, and manage coursework efficiently.
How Any Teacher Can Use Lee Sheldon’s Multiplayer Classroom Model
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
His book The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game is a favorite of many game based learning experts. Lee Sheldon author of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game.
How to Engage and Excite Students Before They Set Foot in the Classroom
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
More than ever before, instructors are able to spark curiosity and excitement - or communicate expectations - prior to assigning any coursework or delivering a single lecture.
Tackle teacher shortages with online learning
The Christensen Institute
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions.
Sparking Student Financial Empowerment through Micro-credentials
JULY 15, 2016
Motivated teachers who are passionate about exposing students to personal finance have worked to find the resources to do so; some offer a course as a semester-long elective, while others integrate personal finance lessons into Social Studies and Math coursework. Financial literacy is a skill that is important for every high school graduate to have.
Using Rubrics: Integrity, Fairness and Responsibility
MARCH 10, 2016
Rubrics use benchmarks to help instructors to gauge student strengths and weaknesses in coursework. Specific performance expectations and standards are arranged to indicate the degree to which criteria has been met and how coursework is graded.
Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments
MAY 11, 2015
There are multiple opportunities to assist pre-service teachers in developing competencies for blended and online instruction, including modeling, coursework, and field experiences.
Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth
MARCH 13, 2017
They apply strategies in their classroom using the visual and tactile resources from the MOOC coursework and resources. YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country.
What Would Happen If Learning in School Became More Like Working at a Startup?
APRIL 9, 2017
What’s more, an entrepreneurial culture, carefully scaffolded, can help schools transform and unlock learning in ways that more traditional coursework cannot. entrepreneurial culture, carefully scaffolded, can help schools transform and unlock learning in ways that more traditional coursework cannot. all seniors complete their coursework around the end of April.
Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Across all generations, exposure to online learning has a significant impact on whether someone views public online schools favorably, and unsurprisingly, the survey found that millennial respondents—the generation that came of age with the internet—have the highest exposure to online coursework.
Middle School students use green screens, technology to connect to learning
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
So far this semester, students have used the green screens to create comic books, tell stories and pitch their classmates on different types of bugs to fill their zoo in science class as well other ideas on how to use the technology to make their coursework more interesting.
iPads keep students connected, even on snow days
MARCH 11, 2015
Doing so lets teachers and students continue coursework even on days like today when weather cancels school. How students still complete assignments on off-days at one district thanks to their iPads.
ESSA could offer chance to advance personalized learning
MARCH 30, 2016
Amid sluggish education outcomes, increasing need for remedial college coursework and a prevalent job skills gap, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marks an important point in federal education policy.
Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone: How far can we extend Extended Learning Opportunities?
The Christensen Institute
APRIL 22, 2015
This effort, however, is not merely the result of the state’s innovative policy permitting schools to award credit for coursework outside of traditional classrooms. This is the fourth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.
Idaho gives education money directly to teenagers to manage themselves
The Hechinger Report
APRIL 6, 2017
As part of the push to get more kids to attend college, the state hopes to even the playing field for students from lower-income families and to ensure no student is discouraged from taking on advanced coursework because of the cost.
Robotics, computer science programs draw $2M for high schools
AUGUST 10, 2016
and Hickory Springs Manufacturing, will serve as mentors to students participating in the coursework. Robotics and computer science programs for three Arkansas school districts through the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith received nearly $2 million recently.
4 radically different school models upending education
APRIL 21, 2016
They can choose to catch up on coursework, try to get ahead, or work on a curiosity project, which the school is constantly pushing them to undertake. Goal setting and PBL serve as cornerstones for new school models. Is self-directed learning every student’s future?
This project uses open data to help plug opportunity gaps
OCTOBER 28, 2016
Department of Education: identifying inequities in the nation’s 95,000-plus public schools for such factors as per-pupil expenditure, teacher experience, access to rigorous coursework, and chronic absenteeism.
Pursuing Passions, Lifelong Learning, Signature Programs & #BreakoutEDU @breakoutEDU #STEM @edtechteam #gafesummit
APRIL 22, 2016
Bullis truly embraces and supports lifelong learning opportunities both on-campus through PD days and the Personal Learning Communities we have formed and off-campus through conferences and coursework.
5 Great Digital Tools for Teachers
Educational Technology Guy
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
1 BRAINSTORM IN THE CLOUD: Always forgetting great coursework planning ideas you have outside of class? Planning for the first month of school can take on average 16 hours of prep, research, practice and refinement for every one hour of actual teaching time. In the hopes of giving teachers some hours back this month, here are 5 digital tools that teachers can use to lifehack their course planning. #1
Will blended learning fulfill its disruptive potential?
The Christensen Institute
DECEMBER 1, 2016
In education, early forms of blended learning got their start by offering new alternatives for students who needed advanced coursework, credit recovery, supplemental courses, or learning opportunities in extenuating circumstances.
Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning
A Principal's Reflections
JANUARY 31, 2016
In all cases, the advanced content and high expectations inherent in the coursework provide students with a glimpse into the demands that college poses and helps them prepare for their higher education.
Marketplace trend update: 5 tools to help you stay ahead of the curve
JULY 27, 2016
It goes without saying that technology is always changing. School leaders are expected to help their teachers use current technology to enhance learning, but at the same time, they must keep on top of future technologies that might soon impact teaching and learning.
Alma provides complete SIS, Google Classroom integration
JULY 8, 2016
Alma expands partnership with Google, implementing new Coursework API to eliminate double data entry and streamline teacher workflow. has expanded its integration with Google Classroom to include the new Coursework API.
Google EDU Announces Differentiation, Data and API Updates to Classroom
JANUARY 11, 2017
For developers The Classroom API has received a bit of an upgrade , as developers who have integrated their applications into Classroom can now add materials to student coursework, or modify existing coursework. It’s a new year, and with that comes updates from the Google Education Team. The announcement revolves around Google Classroom , which the tech giant today claims that more than 20 million students and teachers use.
College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools
JUNE 16, 2016
Students choose majors for a vast number of different reasons, and many of these reasons are not based on research, but rather on areas such as popularity, lack of coursework and ease of program. By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life.
Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth
AUGUST 29, 2016
When schools deliver iPads into their classrooms, teachers often respond with two questions: how do I organize my students’ digital coursework and how will my classroom management change? This post first appeared on Daily Genius.
Four ways to create a strong principal pipeline, and a leader prep process to match
The Hechinger Report
JULY 27, 2016
It is a challenging time to be a school leader—and to hire good ones.
How Educators Can Foster Student Motivation
AUGUST 18, 2016
For example, Dr. Callahan asks students to identify challenging vocabulary words that they encountered in their coursework. Intriguing research shows that popular approaches to motivate students using rewards such as money, gold stars, or points (called “extrinsic motivators”) may in fact lead them to lose interest in learning (1).
A Virtual Start Can Mean Real Sleep For Students
JULY 25, 2016
These students can complete the assignments for their first period class, which must include online coursework, anytime they want, allowing them to sleep in during the week. Other students could finish their coursework at home during the traditional first period or in their school’s computer lab. That is the true promise of digital learning: increased flexibility and access to high quality academic coursework for all students. Every year, 7:30 a.m. seems to come earlier.
6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students
TeachThought - Learn better.
JULY 12, 2015
When the technology integration coach in my school district handed me a copy of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game by Lee Sheldon , I was enthralled. College level coursework with students enrolled in a class devoted to designing video games.
Online or In-Person? One College Lets Students Switch Back and Forth
MARCH 24, 2015
Students indicated that the new system would allow them to miss class for illnesses, child care, or other commitments without having to feel guilty, because they could complete their coursework online instead, Ms. When you register for a course, you often have a choice: in-person or online.
Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?
The Christensen Institute
MAY 27, 2016
Using a Flex model, students move independently between teacher-led instruction, online coursework, and STEM driven project-based learning. As the disruption of monolithic teacher-led instruction continues to occur, there may be another educational practice that is being transformed along with it, especially for younger students: homework.