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August 21, 2014

[Download White Paper] The Importance of Evaluating Digital Curricula

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

District Administration You are receiving this email as part of a free information service from District Administration Magazine.
What criteria should be used to select digital curricula for blended learning?
At a time when there are hundreds of thousands of learning programs and apps to choose from, it can be challenging to make the right selection. Dr. Tim Hudson, Senior Director of Curriculum Design for DreamBox Learning, Inc., has written a new white paper entitled The Importance of Evaluating Digital Curricula. This paper provides a thorough discussion of how to evaluate the digital curricula that will strengthen your blended learning programs.

In this white paper you’ll find:

  • Some of the unique considerations involved in selecting digital resources
  • Evidence-based learning principles to support student-centered environments
  • An evaluation criteria checklist

Download white paper The Importance of Evaluating Digital Curricula

The Importance of Evaluating Digital Curricula

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June 25, 2014

Learn How Your School Can Offer Online Driver Education At No Cost

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- Learn How Your School Can Offer Free Online Driver Education -

You’re Invited…

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility mission, our valuable online driver education program is being offered free of charge to a limited number of U.S. schools and colleges*. Engage your community with a 100% free branded website designed to help teens prepare for their permit exams.

Dear School,

If you’re like most schools, you’d love to find a way to achieve your goals of enhancing education, providing access to information, serving as a center for recreation, and building community. You’d like to be able to better manage open access to knowledge and connect with today’s super-tech saturated teens. But you’re struggling with inadequate funding and limited access to technology.

That’s why we put together this online education package for you.
It gives schools like yours everything they need to launch an online driver education program. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility mission, we will provide all the design, website development and hosting for your branded site.
This public service program is 100% free of charge.

Here’s an example of such branded website that we just put together for Winnacunnet High School, NH: http://whs.driving-tests.org. Your branded website will look the same and will contain the same driver education tests, only specific for your state. Each test will include your logo and a ‘In Partnership with (Your School)’ title, together with a link back to your website. See our Frequently Asked Questions about this ‘pro bono’ program.

DID YOU KNOW?
– There are 26.6 Million Teens in the US;
– Automobile accidents are the #1 cause of death for US teens;
– 95% of teens use the internet; 75% have broadband at home;
– 40% of all teens fail their practice permit exam on the first try; and,
– Lack of preparation and failure to study is the #1 reason cited for exam failure.

Today, Driving-Tests.org is making a difference in the lives of young drivers across America. We’re working with school districts, public libraries, universities and community colleges to provide unlimited access to high quality online driver education resources. Our cyber study program brings gives teenagers access to driver education resources when and where they want thus saving lives by promoting safe driving before kids get behind the wheel.

Learn why media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News and About.com have recommended Driving-Tests.org as a leading online driver education resource for teens and other learner drivers. Our website receives over 440,000 visitors every month and we are the #1 provider of free practice permit tests for US teens.

Are you ready? Review program details on our website! Contact our coordinator (Andrei Zakhareuski) and learn more about what Driving-Tests.org can do for you.

*Disclaimer: Our online driver education program is being offered free of charge to qualified U.S. public schools, colleges and universities. You must complete the application process, and, if accepted to the program, all setup, design, development and monthly maintenance fees will be waived for the full duration of your participation. Applications must be received before 12:00 PM EST on August 15, 2014 in order to be considered for acceptance into this program.
Apply now >
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June 18, 2014

[Download] Blended Learning Kit: The Latest Information About Blended Learning

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District Administration You are receiving this email as part of a free information service from District Administration Magazine.
Want the latest information about Blended Learning?
Dear Educator,

Don’t miss tools and resources that detail Blended Learning best practices, thought leadership, and how you can use blended learning to deeply personalize the learning experience, support standards, and increase student achievement.

Inside you will find:

  • Middle School Math Chat: a video featuring Tom Vander Ark and Dr. Tim Hudson
  • How blended and adaptive learning can ease the transition to CCSS
  • The DreamBox Blended Learning Guide
  • White papers, videos, infographics, and more!

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February 16, 2014

Watch Video Overviews Of Innovative Products

From Friday’s inbox…

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[image] Solution Showcase

A look at innovative products from leading vendors
In Solution Showcase, District Administration spotlights innovative solutions from leading K12 vendors via product videos.

FEATURED THIS MONTH:

Vinci ClassVINCI Blended Learning Is Transforming Education
ClassVINCI Blended Learning program puts students ahead of the game. Designed to motivate and to advance children, ClassVINCI tablets, 3D animated courses, cloud based servers and LMS, bring the excitement to your classroom while encouraging students to achieve success. Watch Now »
Acuity Prepare Your Students to Learn Real-World Skills with the Acuity InFormative Assessment Solution
School administrators need an assessment partner with proven success at delivering a clear, measurable link between assessment data, instruction, and student mastery, in alignment with the Common Core. Acuity’s content, including Performance Tasks, enables the measurement of deeper levels of student understanding while reinforcing, remediating, and enriching real-world skills learned in the classroom with embedded instructional resources. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Help Struggling Readers Meet the Common Core State Standards With SRA Flex Literacy
Built on a research-based instructional model to reach students of various reading levels, SRA Flex Literacy from McGraw-Hill engages students as never before through high-interest interactive tools, technology, and rich text selections. SRA Flex Literacy empowers teachers to tailor instruction through ongoing assessment that provides true differentiated instruction, and equips administrators with critical decision making tools. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Edgenuity Provides Learning Solutions Designed with Educators and Students in Mind
Edgenuity’s Student and Educator Experiences create an engaging, efficient, empowering platform that is effective for everyone. From the robust tools that scaffold learning, to data and reporting tools that monitor student achievement, Edgenuity’s solutions make learning easier. Watch Now »
K12 Learning Manage Your Online Learning Program from Your iPhone with PEAK12 Office Mobile
With the dramatic increase in adoption of online learning programs, K12 has developed PEAK12 – an easy-to-use open technology platform designed to improve student outcomes and maximize district budgets. PEAK12 Office Mobile lets teachers, administrators, and mentors securely monitor student progress and access reports from an iPhone from anywhere. Watch Now »
Learning Inquiry by Learning‌.com Helps Students Develop 21st Century Skills Using a Project-Based Approach
Inquiry is a project-based approach to integrating digital literacy skills into core curriculum instruction for grades K to 8. This exciting new curriculum, developed by Learning‌.com, helps students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Watch Now »
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February 5, 2014

Watch Video Overviews Of Innovative Products

A final item from Monday’s inbox…  Note the K12, Inc. item…

[logo] District Administration[image] Solution Showcase
A look at innovative products from leading vendors
In Solution Showcase, District Administration spotlights innovative solutions from leading K12 vendors via product videos.FEATURED THIS MONTH:
Acuity Prepare Your Students to Learn Real-World Skills with the Acuity InFormative Assessment Solution
School administrators need an assessment partner with proven success at delivering a clear, measurable link between assessment data, instruction, and student mastery, in alignment with the Common Core. Acuity’s content, including Performance Tasks, enables the measurement of deeper levels of student understanding while reinforcing, remediating, and enriching real-world skills learned in the classroom with embedded instructional resources. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Help Struggling Readers Meet the Common Core State Standards With SRA Flex Literacy
Built on a research-based instructional model to reach students of various reading levels, SRA Flex Literacy from McGraw-Hill engages students as never before through high-interest interactive tools, technology, and rich text selections. SRA Flex Literacy empowers teachers to tailor instruction through ongoing assessment that provides true differentiated instruction, and equips administrators with critical decision making tools. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Edgenuity Provides Learning Solutions Designed with Educators and Students in Mind
Edgenuity’s Student and Educator Experiences create an engaging, efficient, empowering platform that is effective for everyone. From the robust tools that scaffold learning, to data and reporting tools that monitor student achievement, Edgenuity’s solutions make learning easier. Watch Now »
K12 Learning Manage Your Online Learning Program from Your iPhone with PEAK12 Office Mobile
With the dramatic increase in adoption of online learning programs, K12 has developed PEAK12 – an easy-to-use open technology platform designed to improve student outcomes and maximize district budgets. PEAK12 Office Mobile lets teachers, administrators, and mentors securely monitor student progress and access reports from an iPhone from anywhere. Watch Now »
Learning Inquiry by Learning‌.com Helps Students Develop 21st Century Skills Using a Project-Based Approach
Inquiry is a project-based approach to integrating digital literacy skills into core curriculum instruction for grades K to 8. This exciting new curriculum, developed by Learning‌.com, helps students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Watch Now »
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Copyright District Administration, 4‌88 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT, 06851
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