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SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The revenues for Self-paced eLearning products in the Middle East reached $378.4 million in 2011. The growth rate is 8.2% and revenues will reach $560.7 million ...
I've been working with a local expert in Quatar to offer e-learning educuation to professors in that country. I hope we'll start soon with our first groups. Reaching across the world to learn with each other should be interesting!
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e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages. (math, science, reading, health and life skills and computers, )
Most parents (and grandparents) know that kids love tech and can seem almost addicted to tablets and smartphones. Here's a site to steer your kids to. Might as well get some learning in the mix!
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Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
A school in a cloud that could reach all hungry minds. It's happening right now!
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The iNACOL K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database Project was created to be a central location for references to the growing body of research in the field of K-12 online and blended learning. We invite you to participate in the creation and evolution of this database. Search for reference entries or create an account in order to submit references for inclusion in the database.
This database is deep, and continues to grow. An essential resource for k-12 research about online and blended learning.
Presentation Description: Mobile learning has transformed the way we learn. The features and apps allow learners to move around the classroom, which helps spark creativity and imagination. In this session, we will explore activities that get learners on their feet exploring, analyzing, and engaging with the concepts they are learning. These activities will use various features of mobile devices which include recording video, taking photos, and recording audio. We will also explore fun apps that allow students to be imaginative and creative.
TES iboard+ units - A complete package for a mini-topic with at least a week's worth of lesson plans, interactive resources, texts, images and printables.
Via Diigo: Vicki Davis 22 Sep 12 12:50:55These are complete mini-topics that are a week's worth of activities and lesson plans on each topic for ages 4-11. This pulls together lesson plans, interactive whiteboard resources, and printables and will be helpful for teachers in a tight or who need to quickly emphasize a topic where they know students have problems.
Proponents say online primary and secondary education, whether full-time or as part of a “blended” program of online and face-to-face education, could usher in a new era of personalizing education that will give each child the best chance of success.
Briefing Papers Download Full Report The Art and Science of Designing Competencies by Chris Sturgis, August 2012
The first in a series of Issue Briefs, The Art and Science of Designing Competencies brings together insights from a number of leading practitioners from around the country. Listen to the voices of innovators as they share their insights and lessons learned on how to build powerful competencies, engage teachers, and integrate lifelong learning competencies. Be sure to check out the companion resources on the Competency-Based Pathways Wiki.
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
Private enterprise may have some lessons to teach educators about efficiency, but so far we seem to see profits building up with few apparent benefits to our students. It is unclear why this is so attractive to our legislators - unless they are somehow being influenced by these large campaign contributions. I would hate to think that!
What do you think? Do you think virtual schools are delivering a high quality education to their students? Are campaign contributions swaying policymakers to make unwise decisions?
Utah Connections Academy (UCA) Inaugural Graduating Class of 2012 - eight eager faces, eyes sparkling with a sense of pride and accomplishment - for many of them an accomplishment that would not have happened without the transforming powers of...
A better question than "Does online learning work?" might be "Under what circumstances and conditions does it have a positive impact on educational outcomes?
Dennis OConnor's List: K-12 Online Toolkit - Resources for K-12 Online Education...
Apples4theteacher.com. a primary website, offers interactive educational activities and online games for teachers and homeschoolers.
We researched kid-friendly sites and then talked to kids to get a feel for the fun factor to collect four kid-approved sites.
Idaho Digital Learning is a state-sponsored, accredited, online school created to provide students with greater access to a wide variety of courses taught by highly qualified faculty.
Our goal is to provide choice, accessibility, flexibility, quality, and equity in curricular offerings for students in Idaho.
Our mission is to serve the students, school districts, and the State of Idaho by providing a high quality public school education, aligned with state achievement standards, utilizing innovative e-learning methods of delivery.
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
If we don't prepare them they'll find out for themselves via trial and error. It would be a true act of teaching to help them buffer the errors and see farther ahead into their own futures.
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I write a lot about the iPad. This is because we’re an iPad school and I’m an eLearning leader. However, luckily, we’re also a Google school! Our school has signed up for the Google education suite years ago, and every staff member and student has a gmail account. Thank the heavens!
“European Union funding to add impetus to the Virtual School is imminent, not in Africa but in the UK, where top teachers and schools are combining resources to leverage their own knowledge both for mutual benefit and to make the highest possible quality materials available to people who have no other hope of access to good quality learning.”
There are plenty of kids apps, but finding ones that have educational value or challenge kids takes legwork.
e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages.
What Works in K-12 Online Learning: Cathy Cavanaugh, Robert Blomeyer: Amazon.com: Kindle Store...
I know Bob Blomeyer and he knows this topic from the ground up! ~ Dennis
Michael Barbour: Today I would like to announce a Virtual School massive online open course (MOOC) entitled Introduction to K-12 Online Learning Research to be held from 10 September-07 October 2012. This MOOC will be designed to provide a broad overview of the field of K-12 online learning, specifically what is currently known based on the research that has been conducted in the field.
You can access the initial site for the Virtual School MOOC at:
By Jason Kohn, Contributing Columnist A while back, I asked what the future of higher education might look like with the advent of distance learning.
Tony Baldasaro (@baldy7 on Twitter) is Chief Human Resource Officer at Virtual Learning Academy Charter School in New Hampshire.
Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary School Classrooms K-5
In the Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum