Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Startup Offers Online Learning 'Pods'

A start-up has come up with a structure for delivering online education to young learners in small groups. DailiesPods pulls together small "pods" of students in groups of four to eight, divided by age bands (three to five years, five to nine and nine to 14) in a format that the education technology company said was conducive to peer engagement. Study focuses on math, reading and writing, science and history.

Math Computing Program Offered in Online Edition for Education

A company that produces software for math computing has developed an online environment for teaching and learning math. Maplesoft's new Maple Learn allows for high school- and college-age students to solve math problems.

Forever Changed: Education Predictions for 2021

2020 packed a wallop unlike any other period in living memory. The pain is still with us — and will continue to be for a long time. But the start of this new year brings an opportunity for us to renew our hope and energy. How will that play out for K-12 education, especially in the area of technology? We turned to a number of education leaders to find out what they expect — or look forward to — in 2021. Here's what they told us.

A Day in the Life of an Assistant Superintendent During Distance Learning

Here’s how a district leader stays connected with her community, her students and herself.

Attacks Disguise Malware as Student Assignments

Researchers have identified a new security risk that takes advantage of remote learning to launch a ransomware attack from a teacher’s computer. The attack attempts to trick teachers into opening fake student assignments, which, when opened, can download, install and activate the malware.

K–12 Has Become the Most Targeted Segment for Ransomware

Malicious actors have disrupted remote learning by targeting school systems in their ransomware, malware and DDoS attacks.

5 Ways to Do Robotics Remotely

This robotics teacher has found creative ways to continue STEAM lessons with her students virtually, even when they don't have robots.

National Accelerator Pushes for Tutoring for All in K–12

The original form of personalized learning — tutoring — is about to take a giant step forward. Pandemic-era learning loss has motivated a group of national education leaders to develop an initiative to make "high-impact tutoring" available to all K-12 students, no matter whether their families can afford tutoring or not.

Brief Proposes Alternatives to Seat Time as a Measure of Student Learning

Is "seat time" really the optimal way to measure attendance during a pandemic? There are better alternatives, according to a new brief from the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL).

Panopto Adds Webex Meeting Integration

A new integration for Panopto and Webex users will allow them to transfer their video recordings to their media library. Panopto produces video management applications; Webex is a video conferencing program.

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