Tag Archives: blended learning

Cool Tool | AssignFocus by Print Program

Print programs are often a large part the main component of every student’s math experience. Because teachers are pressed for time, they must find quick and effective digital resources that align with and enhance their classroom lessons. DreamBox Learning’s latest cool tool, … Continue reading

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Trends | Blended Perspectives

Educators integrating technology into their classroom practice experience some common benefits and challenges, identified in a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group. In Teaching with Technology, a survey of teachers from 38 … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Voxy

Here is an online English learning platform providing a personalized language curriculum, adaptive web and mobile technology, best-in-class learner support and a robust CRM program that increases learner engagement. Voxy provides tools and services that make it easy for organizations to … Continue reading

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Learning for the Future

Why corporate training can’t lose the human touch. GUEST COLUMN | by Bernd Welz Technology has impacted nearly every aspect of modern life. Continued investments in the Internet of Things, digital transformation, and artificial intelligence prove that humans are counting … Continue reading

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On the Shoulders of Geniuses

How an innovative, adaptive approach gets kids the tailored math education they need.   GUEST COLUMN | by Javier Arroyo  In 2009, the homework topic was brewing again. Schools were rethinking long-standing homework policies. Parents wanted to know whether homework … Continue reading

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A Measurement Agenda

What is an edtech developer’s role in measuring blended learning success? GUEST COLUMN | by Saro Mohammed As the implementation of blended and personalized learning grows, questions about effectiveness are becoming relevant to more students and families, teachers, and classrooms … Continue reading

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Lounge Lessons

Clearing up persistent teacher misconceptions on blended learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Juliana Finegan Having taught high school and middle school for almost ten years, I still have many friends who are educators and administrators throughout the country. Recently I visited … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Califone Mobile Peripheral Pack

The Mobile Peripheral Pack from Califone enables students to use digital and mobile devices to their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. These kits feature two foundational accessories: The fully adjustable TPT Stand props any tablet or mobile … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Highlight from Education Elements

In today’s best blended classrooms, students and teachers use a variety of digital content and tools to improve student outcomes. This presents new challenges to schools: simplifying access for students; making it possible for teachers to review and act on … Continue reading

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Adaptive Learning

The key to unlocking student potential. GUEST COLUMN | by Jessie Woolley-Wilson With an understanding of their growing and ethnically diverse student population, district administrators in Baltimore County School District set their sights on raising the academic bar and closing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lightbox

Designed for pre-K—12 teachers looking to improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development, Follett’s Lightbox is a fully interactive, multimedia educational space that encourages students to see learning in a new light. Students receive a multimedia learning experience incorporating … Continue reading

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What Online Learning Tools Have Taught Me

Perspective from a fourth-grade language arts and social studies teacher. GUEST COLUMN | by Chelisa Lacy Online learning tools and education technology solutions have a bit of a checkered past amongst educators. For many years, the technology and value of … Continue reading

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Strength in Community

Online learning, a passionate commitment and the Detroit Public Safety Academy.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Isaiah Pettway started teaching in Detroit in 2008. To equip himself with the essential tools needed to serve a diverse youth population in … Continue reading

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Happy Learners

Discovering the secret ingredient for student motivation. GUEST COLUMN | by Vinod Lobo What motivates a student to spend more than 20 hours completing a rigorous online curriculum both inside and outside of class? Teachers strive to motivate students, but … Continue reading

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Fast and Furious

While driving rapid change in education, creating an effective virtual school program. GUEST COLUMN | by Carol Ribeiro  In the past several years, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration of transformative policies and practices driving customized learning in the K–12 … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Hybridge

Hybridge learning acceleration software is a solution from Compass Learning that allows educators to more easily create a blended learning environment for K-8 ELA and math classrooms. The software includes rigorous content, real-time progress monitoring, robust reporting tools, and the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Activate Instruction

A free tool that helps teachers nationwide share resources, Activate Instruction also helps students direct their own learning, and helps parents stay in touch with what’s happening at school. Founded by the Girard Education Foundation, Activate is a unique collaboration of … Continue reading

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Real Value

Leveraging edtech to graduate with career-ready skills. GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Fisher Only a few years ago, we judged colleges and universities solely on their ability to attract talented students. The higher the SAT score and GPA, the higher … Continue reading

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Thinking about Digital Reading

Reflections from the Kids & Family Reading Report. GUEST COLUMN | by Rose Else-Mitchell I am an early adopter. I can’t help it. iPod, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini (doesn’t every household need both?), the Kindle, Windows Surface, even a Chromebook, … Continue reading

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International Blend

Issues and challenges to consider when implementing blended learning internationally. SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer While in the United States it may (or may not) sometimes feel like business as usual in education, there are many different issues that … Continue reading

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Why Technology Isn’t The Only Answer

Marrying the best of both digital and analog worlds for greater student outcomes. GUEST COLUMN | by Shawn Collins When we think of the challenges affecting today’s educators, we can be overwhelmed with information. We have access to numerous whitepapers, … Continue reading

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Tech Trip

The new CEO of Glynlyon (and president of Odysseyware) discusses the future. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Beth Te Grotenhuis recently led the development and execution of the largest new product release in Odysseyware’s history and was instrumental in the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Odysseyware

Educators are a precious resource that should be treated as such is what the people at Odysseyware believe. Providers of online and blended learning, credit recovery support as well as career and technical education (CTE), this company has listened to their … Continue reading

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Special Blend

Creating new opportunities for students with special needs. GUEST COLUMN | by Clay Whitehead Special education can be a confusing and intimidating world to those with little exposure to it. If I were to ask a random group of teachers … Continue reading

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Igniting a Desire2Learn

John Baker keeps the fires of learning burning with an integrated learning platform.    INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero At the age of twenty-two, while attending the University of Waterloo as a Systems Design Engineering student, John Baker had it … Continue reading

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