Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
To realize her vision of learning where students work in "makeries" and "collaboratories," the principal of a new school needed a BYOD program and an adaptable personalized learning platform.
These Web sites and books can guide districts in developing a comprehensive acceptable use policy that will give students the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Hanna Shekhter, the education technology specialist at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, works with faculty to implement green screen technology as a way to “transport students to another location or time.”
Distance learning can only continue to revolutionize education in the United States if we can continue to innovate and invest in new technologies and services without unnecessary regulatory burdens.
- By John G. Flores
These are the five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
District of Columbia Public Schools has chosen a partner to develop items for its online social studies assessments of students in grades 6-8.
North American schools and universities have an opportunity to outfit an active learning classroom for free through a new grant program from Steelcase Education.
Although assistive technologies and other supports can help, too few students who need them take advantage once they leave high school. Here's what K-12 schools can do to help.
A federal magnet program gives a Melbourne, FL school $1 million to provide each student with a laptop.