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How Khan Academy and Tata Trust’s recent partnership could affect the U.S. EdTech market

The Christensen Institute

In December, Tata Trusts announced a five-year partnership with Khan Academy to develop tech-enabled, high-quality and localized education resources across India by providing a personalized, mastery-based learning experience. These numbers are what make Khan Academy’s partnership with Tata Trusts so interesting because the company will be dealing with high volumes of nonconsumers who face very different challenges than children who are already attending school.

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

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10 blended learning resources for schools

eSchool News

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Related content: Why my school switched from virtual to blended learning. Khan Academy.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Help students own their learning.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds

eSchool News

How flipped educators can create video tutorials a la Khan in no time flat. Blended learning and flipped learning just got a whole lot easier. Anyone can now create learning resources for students in little more time that is required for a normal explanation of a topic.

Most Popular in 2015, No. 1: The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds

eSchool News

How flipped educators can create video tutorials a la Khan in no time flat. Venerable columnist and blended learning expert Peter West hit a home run with his intro to the app Snip , which is making video creation easier for students and teachers.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. Mainstream news outlets highlighted the promise of Khan Academy and flipped classrooms.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

The first time I created Khan Academy playlists for each of my 100 fifth graders,” says Dong, “it took me 6 hours.” But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. Today, KIPP Bay Area teachers can generate personalized Khan Academy playlists for their students in under 10 minutes using an automated tool. Data that is not actionable plus online content that is not customized is a recipe for disappointment.".

10 tools for blended schools

eSchool News

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Let’s take a look at 10 top edtech tools in blended schools. Khan Academy.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video. Online Video.

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8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. Who Owns the Learning?: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. When a student is struggling and not understanding the Zearn lesson, why am I putting them on 40-minutes online a day?

How to hire technology leaders, not followers

eSchool News

Blended learning, and its subset flipped learning, are trends that are not just growing but becoming the norm. Graph 1: A typical school population before technology is added to enhance learning and teaching. Blended learning: There are two parts to this component.

OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy , whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users around the world and in many schools across the United States.

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