Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Florida Virtual School Switches to D2L's Brightspace LMS

The largest online public school district in the United States is moving to a new learning management system.

Home Connectivity and the Homework Gap

A disparity in home Internet service has lead to the “homework gap,” where economically disadvantaged students “go from a digital oasis to a digital desert when they go from school to home.”

Volcano School to Pilot Blended Learning

The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, a state public charter school in Hawaii, is piloting a blended learning program in the upcoming school year.

D2L Updates Brightspace with Virtual Classrooms

D2L has updated its learning management system, Brightspace, with integrated virtual classroom capabilities.

Stanford Debuts Online Communication Course for K-12 Teachers

Stanford University's Graduate School of Education has launched a new online course, Effective Conversation in the Classroom, designed to help educators learn to create rich and meaningful conversations in their classrooms.

Web-Based Learning in Rural Areas Gets Federal Financial Lift

A United States Department of Agriculture grant program will fund 45 projects intended to connect rural communities in 32 states with educational experts via videoconferencing.

Arizona Board of Ed to Pilot English Language Learning Software

The Arizona Department of Education, in cooperation with the Arizona State Board of Education, has launched a two-year pilot program of a technology-based language development and literacy intervention program for English language learners in kindergarten through grade 6.

Nation's First District-Wide Blended Program Set to Enter Year 2

A year after a Yuma, AZ district introduced an iPad 1-to-1 program into grades K-8, at least one of its schools is seeking grant money to set up a program that would provide activities before and after school for students as well as classes for parents.

Using Websites and Videos to Support Hybrid Programs

At White Bear Lake High School, hybrid learning is supported in part through the use of a website for students and teachers and student-produced video about the basics of blended learning.

Omaha Opening State's First Public Virtual School — for Homeschoolers

The largest district in the state of Nebraska will be testing out the viability of a virtual school starting this fall.

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