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PLUGGED IN (September 27, 2012)powered by iNACOL…WELCOME BACK …to the triumphant “three days late” late edition of Plugged In…EDUCATION NATION Three Education Nation summits now from NBC, three very different themes. Online and blended learning were not on display as much as in years past perhaps, but one case study looked into the great things happening at Carpe Diem in Yuma, AZ and Indianapolis, IN. Jeb Bush and Rick Ogston were both on hand for a lively discussion of what is possible when digital learning is embraced… (Video / Case Study / Twitter)OUT OF PRINT SETDA has released a new study focused on the future of instructional materials in schools where personalized learning is front and center… (more)News…Janus’ $2.1 million grant to boost blended learning in Denver schoolsDenver Post | Denver, COThe investment firm Janus is giving Denver Public Schools $2.1 million to link teachers, students and software in what some say is a promising mix of high- and low-tech learning. Blended learning – as the pairing of human instruction and personalized computer curriculum is known – gives teachers and (read)Learning in the 21st CenturyWTEV-TV | Jacksonville, FLIt’s fair to say most elementary schools still use textbooks, but one St. Johns County school is a few years ahead of its time. Kelsey Priest is a fourth-grader at Palencia Elementary School in St. Augustine, and she boasts that her school is unique. “I like how they use iPads instead of paper,” she says. Palencia (read)Reflections From Two Years of Khan Academy in the ClassroomHuffington PostIt has been two years since we first started working with schools to see how Khan Academy can support teachers and students in the classroom. We started off modestly with three teachers in Los Altos School District (LASD). The initial results were exciting, and the movement quickly picked up steam. Khan (read)Woodbury High School posts new electronics policyWoodbury Bulletin | Woodbury, MNToday’s high school students are living in the age of technology and Woodbury High School staff has decided to embrace it with open arms. Earlier this school year WHS launched its new electronics policy, which gives guidelines on how, and when, electronics can be used in the classroom. “We want to be (read)Online Assessments Test the Limits of Public School TechnologyNJ SpotlightAs New Jersey moves toward a whole new battery of online testing, starting in 2014, a big obstacle stands in the way: At least half of its public school districts don’t yet have the necessary technology. In a survey this spring and summer, the state Department of Education found that just half of the districts had (read)Mobile technology transforms classrooms at Forsyth schoolsWinston-Salem Journal | Winston-Salem, NCFourth grade has never been so fun. As part of a mobile learning communities study project at six schools in Forsyth County, students in Rose Ann Throckmorton’s fourth-grade class at Rural Hall Elementary School received Samsung Galaxy Tab computers to use in the classroom and at home for the year. (read)Myrtle Beach area parents turn to alternative education optionsSun News | Myrtle Beach, SCMore and more families are looking outside traditional public schools for alternative ways to educate their children. Experts say about one in four students attend some type of school of choice, which encompasses a range of options from private, magnet and charter schools to programs administered at home. (read)Pasco school district officials recommend approval of K12 charter schoolTampa Bay Times | Tampa Bay, FLK12 Florida, a charter school outfit that wants to create the Florida Virtual Academy of Pasco County, is under state investigation for allegedly hiring uncertified teachers in another county. But that does not necessarily doom K12′s application for a charter school in Pasco County, said Nancy Scowcroft, the (read)Urban Cyber Charter School could be on its way to Central PennsylvaniaWPMT-TV | York, PANext school year, students in Central Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth could have an opportunity to attend an “Urban Cyber Charter School.” The school will target urban populations, while focusing on students who are at risk of school failure. Those heading up the initiative call the school (read)Students weigh in on value of massive open online classesMassachusetts Daily Collegian | Amherst, MAHundreds of thousands of people across the world have begun to take college classes from some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States for free. These students are taking massive open online classes (MOOC) offered by several online education companies, such as Coursera and edX. (read)Classroom Technology Leads to Teacher Cuts, Larger Class SizesTexas Insider“We’re getting to a point where it’s going to be cheaper for kids to have the handheld devices, than it is for them to have the textbooks,” said Principal Bonnie Hansen of Sequoia High, as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stood beside her. But what Duncan & Hansen didn’t mention, is that Moorseville, N.C. (read)Stay connected:
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