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4 Reasons to Attend the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

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If you're not already planning to be part of the inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference in Austin this spring, you should add it to your list. Here are four reasons why (hint: one reason may be a discount code just for our readers) we think you should attend!

Flip the Traditional Into Amazing: Creative Uses for Flipgrid

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Why Flipgrid? According to Getting Smart teacher blogger, John Hardison, it "offers these students an engaging and reliable platform to express their knowledge, questions, and creativity."

Online Education Connecting Learners to Enterprising Teachers Worldwide

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Today MOOCs are available by the thousands on marketplace platforms with global reach. But there is also another tier of online courses feeding global education, offered not by universities but by individuals. Learning platforms such as Teachable, Thinkific, and Ruzuku have flipped the script on MOOCs: now anyone anywhere can not only take an online course but build and teach one, too.

New Guide Helps Parents Support Students in LEADing in Their Learning

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Following the success of both the "Learning Differences MOOC-Ed" for educators and the "Students LEAD" course, The Friday Institute launched "Letting Students LEAD," a parent-directed companion resource to further support maximizing student learning.

Cheating 2.0: How to Fight Back Against ‘Contract Cheating’

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By: Dennis Pierce. Essay-writing and homework completion services are proliferating across the web. We should be teaching our students that this "contract cheating" is not a victimless crime, that not all students are doing it, that it’s not harmless, and that it’s not okay.

5 Resources for National Summer Learning Day

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How are you celebrating National Summer Learning Day? Here are 5 resources to help get you started and keep you learning.

Advisory Online: The Role of Learning Success Coaches

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ASU Prep Digital chooses to call their advisors Learning Success Coaches. May Huang shares how ASU Prep Digital is providing advisory to their online students and why the word advisor isn't used.

Building on the Power of Digital Badges to Create Future-Ready Learning and Job Experiences for Students

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By: Connie Yowell. Badges open up a world of learning that many students previously did not have access to. Through badging students can take their learning outside of the school building, unlocking a world where they can learn skills that are of greatest interest to them or their future career, at a time and place that best suits their needs.

3 Ways Teachers Can Unite Students Inside and Outside the Classroom

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By: Jason Agins. I’ve discovered that most of my students are fascinated to learn about other parts of the world and I’ve discovered some effective ways to teach them how people live, communicate and think in vastly different parts of the world.

Designing the Classroom of the Future: Technology as a Force Multiplier

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By: Caroline Vander Ark. It’s my mission to ensure that all students have access to high quality personalized learning options. Technology can help us get there faster and bridge the divide that too many students still face. The innovative use of technology allows educators to reconfigure the traditional K-12 classroom and redesign schools to create personalized learning solutions that better serve all students.

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