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Now' 's the time to speak up

Now's the time to speak up

11/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of almost 4 million educators, students and parents about education technology through its annual Speak Up survey. That’s a…

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19 places to find the best OERs

19 places to find the best OERs

09/17/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Online learning, Project-based learning, Tools

The arguments for jumping on the open educational resource (OER) bandwagon are convincing.

For one, they bring down the high cost of textbooks, from as much as $150 per book per student to $0. Consider this impact in specialty subjects like music and art, where you could access…

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Soledad O' 'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech

Soledad O'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech

09/14/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Video

We know that students from disadvantaged families face plenty of barriers to getting a college degree. They lack the money for tuition, books, and room and board. They face life stressors that often take priority over academic goals. They often don’t have the parental support and resources that…

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Should we limit kids' ' screen time? No

Should we limit kids' screen time? No

07/21/2015

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement

I'm a mom of two and an educator. And I have to admit something right here, right now: I get bored easily when playing with my kids.

I try to engage with the little ponies, the fairies and the Tonka trucks, and for a while, it all works out. Give me 20 minutes and I am super…

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Should we limit kids' ' screen time? Yes

Should we limit kids' screen time? Yes

07/21/2015

Topics: 1:1, Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement

We should limit children’s screen time but do so in a thoughtful, rather than reactive, way. The "right" amount of screen time can fall anywhere on a spectrum, depending on a number of factors, including the purpose and use of technology as well as the child's ability to use it in a mindful and…

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Online learning landscape becoming more regulated

Online learning landscape becoming more regulated

02/24/2015

Topics: Online learning, Standards

The growth of online learning in PK-12 education has exploded in the past decade. The model has expanded from districts offering a few credit-recovery or enrichment classes to programs that provide a full slate of virtual learning coursework from numerous providers around the country. 

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Overwhelmed by online learning? We' 've got answers!

Overwhelmed by online learning? We've got answers!

01/30/2015

Topics: Online learning

The growth of online learning in PK-12 education has exploded in the past decade. The model has expanded from districts offering a few credit-recovery or enrichment classes to programs that provide a full slate of virtual learning coursework from numerous providers around the globe. 

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Ed tech predictions for 2015

Ed tech predictions for 2015

01/16/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, Online learning

What's in store for educators this year?

As we move into 2015, it's a question on a lot of minds. Last year was an exciting one for ed tech — the maker ed movement exploded,…

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Do MOOCs live up to the hype? Yes

Do MOOCs live up to the hype? Yes

01/09/2015

Topics: Online learning

Ask tens of thousands of people around the world, and they'll tell you that, for their needs, the " "hype" " over MOOCs has been fulfilled.

Hype fulfilled

For the students who gain new knowledge and skills via a MOOC, such classes are a worthwhile supplement to their…

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10 tips for using social tools with students

10 tips for using social tools with students

01/02/2015

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Online learning, Tools

Teachers these days are eager to meet students where they are. And where they are is online — posting on social networks, playing online games, reading blogs, communicating with videoconferencing tools and more.…

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