5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Some districts, of course, have embraced this potential.

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4 Online Courses to help you become a better teacher

The Electric Educator

Starting at the end of January I am offering 4 unique online courses that will help you use technology more effectively and confidently in your classroom. Each course is 5 weeks long and will be facilitated through Google Classroom. These aren't automated courses. You will also interact with other educators in the course who will be sharing their classroom ideas. Each course is $99, however I am offering a 25% discount if you register in the next few weeks!

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. link] A lot of times we think of Google slides as the presentation tool, which of course it is, and there’s nothing wrong with that, please don’t get me wrong. Never stop learning.

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. The majority of elementary schools blending use Rotation models—exactly as Heather Staker and I predicted using the theory of disruptive innovation.

U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

The Hechinger Report

In this 2015 photo, fifth graders collaborated on a Rube Goldberg machine in a Pennsylvania elementary school. Columnists Digital Education Jill Barshay K-12 Lessons From Abroad News collaboration Data and research Math & Science online learning Social emotional

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Future of Learning.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

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a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts funding allows Ware Junior Senior High School students in grades 7-12 to take online summer courses through VHS. is an online learning pioneer.

Why Change as an Educator?

My Island View

Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, several music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways.

The impact of interactive videos in the classroom

Neo LMS

Super-superheroes, more commonly known as elementary teachers, know how hard it can be to make 30 pairs of sparkly eyes look at the same thing and engage in the learning process at the same time. How interactive videos can impact classroom learning.

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The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

Credit where it is due : the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic – including 4 items on ‘digital learning’ this year (2 answered by the full sample and 2 split A/B questions asked of half of the sample each) – and while not perfect is much improved. Yet, teachers appear skeptical of the effect of more technology use during class time on high school student learning.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning.

Why Change as an Educator?

My Island View

Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, several music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways.

Confessions of a blended leader

The Christensen Institute

Our guest blogger Elizabeth Anthony ​leads blended-learning implementations in K–12 Catholic schools as the b lended ​l​ earning c oordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). She blogs regularly on blended learning for Notre Dame ACE Academies. Have you ever felt like your blended- or personalized-learning program should be more innovative than it is? But this transition will take time — and it will not come at the expense of student learning.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. Course access has traditionally been mostly for high school students.

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Why Change as an Educator?

My Island View

Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, several music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. With a flurry of touch-screen taps, she explored the “energy dashboard” of Discovery Elementary in Arlington, Virginia.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions

The Hechinger Report

The courses are really focused on [teaching] real kids with real challenges. The group is taking the idea of online delivery of teacher training and amplifying it, turning it into something that can be custom-fit for individual teachers and leaders.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

eSchool News

Middlebury Interactive Languages, the academic leader in language instruction for K-12 learners, along with partner Fuel EducationTM (FuelEdTM), launched the new programs, which include digital curriculum frameworks for elementary and middle school students and teacher professional development, were developed by Middlebury Interactive’s in-house academic team of language professors, ELL experts and education technologists. Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. Demand for shorter, more focused courses is growing, and universities are finding themselves “unbundling” their core offerings in order to keep up.

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

Code.org has created a great compilation of resources for how students can continue learning. Take an online course. There are a number of excellent online learning opportunities designed specifically for educators. You could: Teach a unit or course.

Why gamification works [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In my last blog we started discussing the “why” of gamification , with a specific focus on the nature of motivation, lensed through one broadly held theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory (SDT), not to be confused at this point with self-directed learning.

Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

The game is currently available online with iOS, Android, and edmodo apps coming soon. This tool works well in conjunction with an existing digital citizenship course or as a stand alone activity. Learn more with us this summer! Technology in the Elementary Classroom.

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Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

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as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year. Schools expand their local course offerings by incorporating the VHS catalog into their program of studies. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct.

STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

Neo LMS

The New York Times predicts that 65% of our elementary aged children will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet, thanks to technological advances. As a parent, you probably want your child to learn these skills but perhaps you’re uncertain of where to start. E-learning

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The Virtual High School’s Advanced Placement®Pass Rate Continues to Surpass the National Average

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, found that VHS students who sat for Advanced Placement® (AP) exams outperformed the national scores on the College Board AP® exams.

The Virtual High School’s Stacy Young to Speak at CSforALL Summit

techlearning

Michalowski continued, “We hope to add industry credentialing to our CS courses over time and we want to be a strong part of the computer science career pipeline.” The course will be available to schools across the country and will also be available for individual student enrollment.

How to program greater diversity among Mississippi’s computer science grads

The Hechinger Report

This year, thanks to a donation from an MSU alumnus, they have expanded the residential camp to elementary school students. The girls in the program have learned how to use coding language to dodge out of “escape rooms,” program drones and hack into their peers’ robots.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

techlearning

Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

In the Putnam County (TN) School System— a rural school district with 23 schools spread across 400 miles—our personalized learning approach has allowed us to reshape education for students on a variety of fronts.