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.

The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

Snyder is the principal of the elementary, middle and high schools in this tiny town in southeastern Colorado. The district is working to improve results at its elementary school, which has been underperforming. Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado.

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.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis.

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“Learning how to use tools is not an age barrier between digital natives and digital immigrants, but a mindset barrier between fixed and growth mindsets.” – James Yanuzzelli, USA

Daily Edventures

For MIE Expert Jim Yanuzzelli, the “why” of learning is every bit as important as the “what.” That’s why he incorporates at least one project- based learning (PBL) activity in every unit of study. When I incorporated Learning tools, I saw the conversations and collaboration grow.

#BacktoSchool Ideas from @LEGO_Education for #Students Who Like To Play & Make Stuff

The Innovative Educator

If you're an innovative educator like @JPatanio or I, this type of learning by doing is right up your alley. The Lego Foundation has found via their research the incredible power of learning through play. Ed tech leader Jackie Patanio & I building Emoticons.

Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, for a very special live and interactive event with educators from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Morocco. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Edsurge

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been tirelessly adapting his approach to personalized learning to ensure that each student is thriving, even when that means scrapping ideas that don’t quite pan out. Bryant, who teaches fourth and fifth grade Math at Ketcham Elementary Schoolin Washington, D.C., 7 models of blended learning that were cropping up in schools.

Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The classroom pilots, funded by 21st Century Learning Environments, have had "tremendous success" and are gaining much attention at the state and national levels. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

What you Need to Know about K-12 Fundraising Tech

Technology Tidbits

However, the development of numerous online fundraising options for students has created the opportunity for schools to embrace digital storytelling and social media sharing in their fundraising efforts. We’ll show you how fundraising technology aimed at K-12 schools is effective because it is: Shareable Educational Adaptable User-Friendly Let’s get started with one of the most important aspects of any online fundraising effort: how shareable the campaign is!

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution.

Live Thursday Dec. 9th with Julie Young from Florida Virtual School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 1997, Julie Young pioneered the launch of Florida Virtual School with the goal of providing high quality, online courses to students throughout the State of Florida. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Inside Higher Ed : “How Sessions Tried to Block Gay University Event.” Testing, Testing… It’s time once again for one of my least favorite events in education journalism: the release of PISA scores. Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Online Learning Consortium Releases New Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Classes.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via KIRO7 : “Charges filed after University of Washington shooting outside Milo Yiannopoulos event.” Hokoana [supporters of Yiannopoulos, let me editorialize] ‘created a situation designed to allow Elizabeth Hokoana to shoot the victim in the middle of an extremely crowded event under the guise of defending herself or her husband.’” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.”

Week of March 6, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Spreading the word : this a free event, so be sure to tell others! See you online!

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation--all are welcome! 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. See you online!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.”

The Long Life of a Data Trail

Graphite Blog

Online IEP programs also fit this description. Examples of services like this include many EdTech products out there, including Edmodo, Remind, ClassDojo, Schoology, most digital text offerings from traditional publishers like Pearson and McGraw Hill, learning programs like Agilix Buzz, and app ecosystems like Amplify tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks. Within educational technology, tech companies can acquire data via multiple routes.

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