Virtual School Meanderings

January 26, 2013

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with an item that was in both the eClassroom News and the eSchool News.

Digital Learning Day: Free resources, White House speaker

Digital Learning Day: Free resources, White House speaker

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be joining Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6 for a morning demonstration of five digital learning lesson plans.The nation’s second Digital Learning Day is fast approaching on Feb. 6, and with digital learning … [Read More]

Next, the semi-regular the SmartBrief for Ed Tech.

Online program helps teachers, students manage digital work
Teacher-librarian Joyce Valenza in this blog post highlights a Web-based program called Edcanvas that helps teachers and students organize work by dragging and dropping resources from a computer or the Internet — such as videos, links or files — into “tile” templates in the program. The program also allows teachers to create a classroom file in which multiple students can create projects. School Library Journal/Never Ending Search blog (1/20)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Views differ on virtual education
Boston.com
A new state law opening the way for more virtual schools in Massachusetts is drawing mixed reactions from area school officials, with some welcoming it and others voicing concern. The legislation, signed by Governor Deval Patrick on Jan. 3, establishes …
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Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber School
Martinsburg Journal
It certainly won’t reform West Virginia’s public school system. Better use of technology may allow county school systems to offer quality educational …

Many Alle-Kiski school districts challenge private charter, cyber …
Tribune-Review
By RA Monti Many Alle-Kiski school districts are tired of footing the bill for students who decide to go to private charter and cyber schools, …

Many Alle-Kiski school districts challenge private charter, cyber schools
Tribune-Review
Burrell’s cyber school is run in conjunction with the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit’s e-academy, something Connor thinks gives his students an advantage over students who choose to go to a private charter school. “Because so many districts are …
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Cyber School
Martinsburg Journal
Technology is not the solution to all our problems, regardless of what the purveyors of electronic devices and software for them may want us to believe. It certainly won’t reform West Virginia’s public school system. Better use of technology may allow …
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Cleveland’s law schools venture into cyber classes
Plain Dealer
If adopted — the plan is still under study by both schools — the courses would be the first time either CWRU or Cleveland-Marshall offered J.D. credit hours entirely through Web-based instruction. Separately, two CWRU lawyers are scheduled to teach …
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Your schools: Budget cuts, safety among top concerns for East …
PennLive.com
“Another concern is the ever-increasing cost to the district for cyber charter school tuition. This year the district paid out nearly $600000 in tuition to …

Items discussed at Mo Valley
Clearfield Progress
The school is considering having online classes in an effort to bring back some Cyber School students. Connie Godin, elementary principal, congratulated the …

Residents Ask CASD to Support School Libraries
Gant Daily
[The PA Cyber School] provided 300 students with iPods.” If the CES expansion and renovation is approved, she said the board will have committed $35 million …

Chambersburg’s Wilson College conducts lab day for younger students
Chambersburg Public Opinion
By BRIAN HALL Science focus: Taylor Trussell participates in Wilson College s Home and Cyber School Science Lab Day Tuesday. CHAMBERSBURG – Wilson College …

Charter schools not private
Tribune-Review
20 article “Many Alle-Kiski school districts challenge private charter, cyber schools” perpetuates the gross inaccuracy that charter schools are private.

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