Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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Once teachers are comfortable managing class activities in the cloud, move to the next step: Make lesson plans available in one central, easy-to-reach location such as the free Wikispaces or fee-based Blackboard. Digital books are aligned with state standards and Common Core.

OPINION: This high-poverty district learned to think differently about teaching and learning

The Hechinger Report

The district aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet learning standards recently adopted by the state and modeled on the Common Core state standards. A student raises her hand in a Louisiana high school class. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns?

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Its K-8 adaptive learning and diagnostic product i-Ready is used by over 4 million students, and a 2016 study found that it was an exceptionally accurate predictor of student performance on Common Core Assessments in New York State. Blackboard Inc., At its core, the challenge of starting a business is a challenge of finding an effective way to address a need.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Among the new updates includes Blackboard Gradebook integration.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise.

The Business of Education Technology

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NovoEd co-founder Amin Saberi was replaced by Ed Miller, a former Blackboard exec. Blackboard replaced its CEO. In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is held in the online platform Blackboard Collaborate, and instructions for joining any sessions and to find the schedule in your own time zone are at [link]. And special thanks to Blackboard Collaborate for the terrific conference platform.

3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Developed by Blackboard, Desire2Learn, itslearning, Takai, Canvas, and a host of others, these solutions focus on helping educators organize and orchestrate learning tools, educational approaches, and whole courses.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. “ Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges.” The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8 “ Blackboard ’s Online Learning Trend Report ” by Blackboard. Education Politics.

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network. The Summit is from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Get to know SnapThought – one of our assessment tools – and the new game Sortify, which adds another dimension to playful assessment. Presenters: Kelly Mendoza, Common Sense Media and Gail Densler, Elk Grove Unified School District.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. ” Via Chalkbeat : “They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” ” “Word about the Vector Assessment of Readiness for College, or Vector A.R.C., has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.”

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2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You don’t need to be an expert in the Blackboard Collaborate platform to help (we give you training and then live help at the time), but it makes a HUGE different to presenters to have a moderator helper in their session rooms, and we try to make sure there is one for every session!

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm Our Corps for the Core: BrainPOP and the Common Core Standards , The BrainPOP educators team shares BrainPOP’s rich history of creating engaging and rigorous content, and how our videos, games and teacher support materials address the underlying goals as well as the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Join via Blackboard Collaborate here.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Never used Blackboard Collaborate before? Wednesday, April 30th at 4pm Free BrainPOP Webinar: ELLs and the Common Core , Are you an ESL teacher struggling to address the Common Core? The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 29th Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies. This is becoming an increasingly common tactic among cyber-criminals: ransomware, a malicious software that can hold an entire computer system and all its data “hostage” until a fee is paid. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MP3 and MP4 versions will be available as well as the full Blackboard Collaborate recordings, although they take some days to process.

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Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From homeschooling to unschooling, from Buenos Aires the Himalayas, and from America''s common core to the self-directed ''curricula'' of many home learners, we hope these films stimulate and inspire you to think about education''s role in creating your life and the world. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

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