Personalizing Field Trips by Putting Students in Charge

Catlin Tucker

The cost, organization, and extra energy exerted as a teacher make creating an authentic learning experience incredibly challenging under the best circumstances. Even if all the moving parts–budget, chaperones, scheduling– fall into place, some students find the whole experience lackluster.

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Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. If you ask the vast majority of students about any links the two might have, there’s a high chance you’ll be met with a sea of blank looks. The unfortunate truth is that, by and large, students view the classroom as a place where they are forced to learn via long-established teaching methods.

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Partnership aims to increase high school graduation rates

eSchool News

In an effort to help increase high school graduation rates, Edgenuity , a provider of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). The partnership builds on Edgenuity’s work over the last two decades with thousands of schools to keep at-risk students engaged and enable them to graduate on time with the use of technology.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

Zaire Wallace, 17, a student at The Charter School of San Diego, answers questions about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” while watching a YouTube video of someone narrating the poem. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. It’s true that not all of them are serving the best interests of their students.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.