Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


New Report Guides States on Helping Deliver Digital Learning

How can states support their schools' efforts to deliver digital learning? That’s the topic of a new report from SETDA, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, an organization for technology leaders at state levels. The report defined digital learning as "any learning powered by technology," whether inside or outside of the classroom.

Kahoot Games Now Work in Microsoft Teams

Education technology company Kahoot has added integration with Microsoft Teams.

Learning.com Announces Online STEM Summer School Program for District Use

An education technology company that develops digital literacy curriculum is opening up an online summer school. "Summer TechUp," from Learning.com will target students in grades 6-12 with modules in digital literacy and computer science. Topics will cover keyboarding, robotics and Python coding.

Des Moines Equips 21,000 Students with Devices

The largest district in Iowa distributed almost 21,000 laptops to students during April to enable them to attend classes online.

Google Meet Now Available Free

Zoom has some new competition. Google has just made premium functionality in its online video meeting software freely available to anybody with a Google email account.

Guidelines for Teachers to Avoid Pitfalls in an Online Learning Environment

As educators delve into the world of remote and online learning, we must be mindful of the need to retain professional boundaries at the same time as working to maintain a high level of support for students.

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.

Career Content Provider Launches Online Platform for Live, Remote Ed

Nepris, which produces a library of career videos and sets up industry connections between industry and classrooms, has launched a "virtual classroom," that combines real-time instruction with K-12 classroom management functionality.

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.

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