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NSBA Virtual Schools Report & The Questions Of “True Costs”

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Overall, it’s nothing new; a rehash of reports from years past. Much of this information has been presented, discussed and debated in state capitols across the country. The report does, however, draw mostly negative conclusions about online schools, which is not a surprise given the policy views of NSBA and aggressive lobbying by its state chapters against charter schools, multi-district online schools, and parent choice.

How Can Embodied Learning Help Students?

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The phrase “embodied learning” is coming into vogue, but it has different meanings for different stakeholders. For learning scientists, it has a very specific meaning, that is - comprehension and retention are affected by sensory motoric input. At SMALLab Learning we create educational content that taps into embodied learning using the latest advances in motion capture technology.

PE Programs Move from Competition to Inclusion With a SPARK of Technology

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Wow – physical education (PE) has changed! Do you remember waiting in a long line hoping to be one of the lucky few chosen by a team captain? Or painfully enduring names being called until you were finally chosen as one of the last participants?

Improve School Safety Training With Online Flexibility

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In many of today’s schools, staff safety training and management of the process is handled with in-service workshops and pen and paper sign-offs. Besides the frustration associated with manually keeping track of all those who attended, it also requires that administrators hold follow-up sessions to ensure everyone who did not attend receives training.

How P2PU is Reshaping Professional Learning for K-12 Teachers

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Professional learning for K-12 teachers is an exciting space with great demand and high payoff for successful models. However, much of the professional development currently done for in-service teachers reflects old, industrial-era models of learning: rows of desks, teachers standing front and center, seat time, and lecture. Current models of granting credit to teachers are similarly antiquated and are rarely designed to prompt innovation in the classroom.

Gamification: Accelerating Learning For Business & Education

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Anyone who has children or who has been around them for a while knows that kids, as well as young adults, are attracted to video games like flies are attracted to light. And while older adults may think the kids are being lazy or using their time idly when they’re connected to their Wii or Xbox using a Kinect, in reality the kids are paving the way for business training and education.

Out of Poverty Into Opportunity

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Dr. Idit Harel Caperton. At the NewSchools Venture Fund SUMMIT2012 (in collaboration with The Aspen Institute) this May in San Francisco, NewSchools CEO Ted Mitchell gave an inspiring address to one thousand members of America's leading education reform movement.

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