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PLUGGED IN (August 24, 2012)powered by iNACOL…GET SMART(ER) - Digital Learning Now! has released the first paper in their DLN Smart Series: “Funding the Shift to Digital Learning: Three Strategies for Funding Sustainable High-Access Environments”… (read)News…Why Some Families Chose Online SchoolKAAL-TV | Austin, MNThe new school year is just around the corner, and for some students, that doesn’t even mean leaving their living room. Will Krageschmidt is about to be a senior in high school, but he has a medical condition, making it difficult to attend a normal high school. “I’ve always really enjoyed going to school and (read)Editorial: Technology only as good as the people teaching itRosemount Town Pages | Farmington, MNTechnology moves fast, and education technology is no exception. There is a seemingly neverending stream of new tools meant to improve teachers’ ability to get through to students. Lately, much of the focus has been on iPads. Nearby districts like Farmington and Lakeville have launched plans to (read)Virtual schooling offers tuition-free education, but it’s not for everyoneDallas Morning News | Dallas, TXLike most high school students, Ashley and Blair Roy are enjoying their last free days of summer before school starts on Monday. But their classroom is in a small room on the second floor of their Burleson home where they meet their teachers and interact with other students online. “We can go to school (read)Is blended learning the future of local education?North Lake Tahoe Bonanza | Incline Village, NVThe future of education is … right here in Incline Village. It’s called blended learning, and the concept is so new its definition is only a year old: “Blended learning is any time a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery (read)Virtual Public Schools Provide Another OptionKOLO-TV | Reno, NVSeven-year-old Matthew Nightingale is getting a head start on the second grade. The school year officially starts on Monday and he and his mom are going over the language arts lessons that will be assigned. Matthew isn’t just studying in his bedroom. It’s also his classroom – since he’s enrolled at Nevada (read)Strategic Partnerships Give Lowell Students the Tools to SucceedTimes of Northwest Indiana | Munster, INNew standards, new state requirements, new evaluation expectations and increased accountability mean the field of education is facing unprecedented change. While the challenges may be daunting to some, the Tri-Creek School Corporation is embracing the changing landscape by engaging in cutting-edge (read)Another click on the wallThe EconomistDropping out of university to launch a start-up is old hat. The twist with Joseph Cohen, Dan Getelman and Jim Grandpre is that their start-up aims to improve how universities work. In May 2011 the three founders quit the University of Pennsylvania to launch Coursekit, soon rebranded as Lore, which has already ( read)School boosts language learningBrunswick News | Brunswick, GAWhen speaking Mandarin Chinese, it’s not what you say, but how you say it. Needwood Middle School sixth-grader Taiya Durham has had to learn that five different tones can make the same word mean five different things. Still, Taiya is picking up the language quickly. “It was pretty hard at first, but if you (read)Rapides’ Aiken Virtual Program gets new learning management systemTown Talk | Alexandria, LAAiken Virtual Program in the Rapides Parish School District looks a little different this year with the implementation of a new learning management system. Jenifer Scott, director of virtual programs, said a system called BrainHoney is streamlining how students take classes at Aiken, the parish’s online (read)Teachers Get Techy: Education-Focused Startups Are Making In-Roads into ClassroomsTIMESit in on one of Jeannine Eddleton’s chemistry lectures at Virginia Tech and you’ll see a couple hundred students hunched over their cell phones, iPads and laptops. Rather than texting and checking Facebook, though, they’re using their devices to answer problems posed by Eddleton using Top Hat Monocle. (read)Best of the blogs…OER Repositories & Directories | Hack EducationDropbox: A Multi-Tool for Educators | Mind/ShiftTechnology Doesn’t Motivate Students. Teachers Do. | TechnapexStay connected:
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