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RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning | NextGen Learning

RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning | NextGen Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Are you a forward-thinking educator interested in starting an innovative K-12 next generation learning program, initiative, or school…or moving your current program to the next level? If you are, you have probably been looking for that one-stop resource to help you start the planning and designing process. Well, look no further!"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:21 PM

iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning) and NGLC (Next Generation Learning Center) have partnered and published a resource that will help you:

* Understand what next generation learning is

* Gain a working knowledge to help you design an approach that will work for your school

* Understand how to insure quality and have continued improvements

Why design a new toolkit? 

"To be prepared for life and work today, students need their learning to be personalized, flexible, interactive, engaging, relevant, self-paced, constantly-informed, collaborative, responsive, supportive, challenging but achievable, and available."

The link above will take you to a page that provides a great overview (and to a website that has additional information you may want to explore). To go directly to the pdf file to download click on this link: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/NGT1303.pdf.

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27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class - Edudemic

27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
It's just about the end of the school year and that means you need to figure out ways to make sure students pay attention. It's not easy, but this'll help.

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For Homebound Students, a Robot Proxy in the Classroom

For Homebound Students, a Robot Proxy in the Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
A small but growing number of chronically ill students are attending school virtually with robots, which stream two-way video to connect them to the classroom.

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Group urges teachers' raises based on student achievement - Los Angeles Times

Group urges teachers' raises based on student achievement - Los Angeles Times | Education | Scoop.it
Group urges teachers' raises based on student achievement
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The group is seeking to create an alternative to the local teachers union for instructors who want to get involved in political and policy issues.
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