My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources

16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

In February 2014, Edreform.com published a paper on digital and blended learning that points out over “68 percent of parents support digital learning” and “digital learning has tri-partisan support, with 61 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Independents, and 67 percent of Democrats in favor.” Such strong support may make blended learning the future standard for education. How can you make blended learning a success in your school or classroom? The following resources explore the topic from various angles.

 
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I'm trying a couple of these this semester - stay tuned for updates!

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Teaching that's tailored to learners

Teaching that's tailored to learners | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
A classroom revolution is under way that harnesses technology to allow students to learn at the pace best suited to them -- and changes the role of teacher from "sage on the stage" to mentor and coach.
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Technology.... a remarkable tool for differentiation.

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How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement

How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of solid pieces of evidence about digital learning and that's all rear view mirror evaluation. The potential of personalized learning technology suggests the potential going forward is much greater that what we’ve seen to date. When technology is used to extend, personalize and transform learning, it makes a world of difference.
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Some staggering stats are included in the article:

AdvancePath: 90% enrolling in the blended learning dropout prevention network are likely to earn their high school diploma.

Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School, Cincinnati, was converted to a technology-focused school and saw graduation rates skyrocket from about 21% to more than 95%.

Carpe Diem-Yuma leads the state in student academic growth and last year achieved an average 92% proficiency and 40% advanced performance on Arizona’s math and reading assessments.

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Predictions about High-Tech in K-12 Schools in 2023

Predictions about High-Tech in K-12 Schools in 2023 | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

For nearly three decades, I have written about teacher and student access to, and instructional use of, computers in schools. In those articles and books, I have been skeptical of vendors’ and promoters’ claims about how these ever-changing electronic devices will transform age-graded schools and conventional teaching and learning.


Predictions about future use of computers are often made by projecting existing trends into the next decade. This tactic embraces a conservative view of the future since it is rooted in the here-and-now. And that is what I do.

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As I see it the bottom line is: technology will not replace public/private education and our teachers but will continue to augment its mission.  See Larry's post for three digi-tools he targets for growth in the next 10 years.

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Blended Learning Implementation: Welcome to our Blended Learning Journey

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Building the plane they are flying on, these co-authors chronicle their teachers' development and students' achievement through blended learning.

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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Across the nation, students are leaving their home school districts to attend online schools. These schools have something that public school districts simply don't and won't have: ad campaigns. To their credit, most of the advertising is pretty effective. It lures students away from their home schools with the promise of engaging, self-paced lessons in environments that are safe and supportive. Whether or not all of those claims are true is up for debate.

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Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation

Check out this in-depth infographic all about Blended Learning. Learn what it is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.
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Parents and Students Want More Online Courses, But Few Teachers Willing to Teach Them

Parents and Students Want More Online Courses, But Few Teachers Willing to Teach Them | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Almost half of high school parents and students in grades 6 to 12 would like more online courses, but only 17 percent of teachers are interested in teaching online classes and only 20 percent use online curriculum in their classrooms, according to a new report from Blackboard and Project Tomorrow.

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Knowmia Now Offers 8,000 Video Lessons For High Schoolers - Edudemic

Knowmia Now Offers 8,000 Video Lessons For High Schoolers - Edudemic | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
We've been tracking Knowmia since it got underway over the summer. Co-founded by the creator of the Flip video camera, Knowmia has seen tremendous growth and you should start checking it out.
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