Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Khan on Where School is Headed in the Fall

Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, comments on digital equity; why the internet has just become a major need, not just a want; and how school could change for the better next fall.

Teaching from Home: How Distanced Teaching Creates PD Needs and Opportunities

Most K-12 educators are still not ready to teach online. It would be foolhardy to overlook this reality.

Ed Tech Company Proposes Student Bill of Rights for Remote Learning

Doing school work remotely is different from handling it in-person. For one, teachers can't necessarily see how a student is accomplishing class work and may therefore make faulty assumptions about how it was done; and two, the education technology that facilitates online learning collects data on the student and the interactions, frequently without the student even knowing, let alone opting in.

8 Steps for Developing a Robust Plan for Distance Learning

Make sure your district is covering the legal basics as you develop your remote instruction efforts.

New Program Uses Video Capture for Assessment

CrossBraining has launched an enhanced version of its program for experiential learning and assessment.

Amazon Initiative Offers Resources for Educators Switching to Remote Learning

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education has launched a set of free resources intended to help teachers and faculty in K-20 with their transitions to remote teaching and learning.

Google Classroom Is Top Education App Download

Mobile education applications have experienced a 90 percent increase in weekly downloads usage worldwide between the last three months of 2019 and the first three months of 2020, according to a new analysis by App Annie.

Seniors Can Participate in Minecraft Graduation Ceremony

Some students are using Minecraft during their "self-quarantines" to recreate their campuses. And at least one group is planning a national graduation ceremony to take place in their virtual world.

Common Sense Launches 'Wide Open School' to Assist with Remote Learning

Common Sense has launched an online school to help educators and families cope with remote learning and teaching. "Wide Open School," as it's called, features resources curated by the media organization and provided by a number of well known education content providers, including Khan Academy, Scholastic, Time for Kids, National Geographic, PBS, Sesame Workshop and others. The daily learning activities are organized by grade band and subject.

Moving to Remote Instruction Immediately: Where to Get Started

As coronavirus changes life as we knew it, these education experts offer advice on how to make the transition to online instruction.

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