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Digital Learning Helps Students ‘Where They Are and Not Where We Want Them to...

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"Digital Learning Helps Students ‘Where They Are and Not Where We Want Them to Be’" by Star Kraschinsky, Director of Communications...

Why I Teach On Udemy

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I teach the way I like to learn, by completing a task. My style of teaching varies from traditional curriculums in that I show the steps necessary in completing a project, regardless of the academic structure of the task as a whole. My courses are constructed to offer a cross-section of the main principles, then offer tangents that people can explore on their own. This method ensures that people get to ‘touch’ and ‘experience’ all aspects of a project, while sparking additional interests in particular aspects.

Graduation Reflections From an Edreform Pioneer

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Back in 2003, my family took a chance. It was a big one. Not like changing to soy milk or getting a pet snake. Not anything like that. We put our kids in a new school.

3 Shifts to the Paradigm of Online Professional Development

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Professional development has been something that is “done to” educators for far too long. We are in an era where teachers are rapidly moving to social media for learning while recognizing the irrelevance of traditional continuing education courses. The need for job-embedded, project-based, and learner-centered solutions is quite clear to us yet the institutionalized graduate-course and professional development model has not yet evolved to meet our needs.

Teachers and the Push for Online Education

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Educational use of Internet technology is on the rise in school districts across the country. But its effectiveness depends on more than just access, to be truly useful, teachers must understand how it works. Technology in schools started slowly, first with email access and then with more regular computer use in classrooms.

The 25 Best Smartphone Apps Developed By Students

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By the end of 2012, paid mobile apps are projected to be an $8 billion a year market. To put that in perspective, that’s how much money the entire National Football League brought in in 2010. So if you can’t throw a 70-yard pass or tackle a 250-pound running back, it might be wise to explore a career in app design. Many enterprising and creative students have already begun making waves in this still-new industry. Here are 25 of the best products they’ve come up with.

What’s Your Main Purpose For Blended Learning?

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What's your main purpose for blended learning? Is it improving learning resources efficiency/cost and time/access? Or is it improving the learning itself? Much of the attention and excitement about blended learning is on the former, with time-and-motion descriptions of where the teacher, the student, and the computer exist during the day.

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