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January 16, 2015

White Paper: 10 Blended Learning Trends

From yesterday’s inbox…

District Administration You are receiving this email as part of a free information service from District Administration Magazine.
New blended learning innovations focus on a deeper student experience.
DreamBox Learning, Inc., and Getting Smart have partnered on a new white paper, Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends, that provides an overview of how new technology and strategies can work to drive achievement.

Within this white paper, you can learn about:

  • Dominant trends in ever-evolving blended learning landscape
  • How blended learning benefits teachers as well as students
  • Ways “productive gamification” can be used to drive achievement

All of the trends have one purpose: to prepare students for success in a rapidly evolving and globalized world, driven by information technology.Download the white paper learn more.

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends

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January 9, 2015

January 2015 Issue Now Online

Note the blended and online learning items below…

[logo] District Administration magazine
[header image] This month's issue is now available
Dear Michael,DA’s January issue is here with new solutions for school district management! Check out this month’s feature stories:

The year ahead: Outlook and predictions for 2015

Key strategies for decreasing student dropout rate

A field guide for implementing blended learning

Top education issues for congress in 2015

Devising solutions for the immigration influx

4 elements for effective leadership coaching

Is your district making computer science count?

Breaking news for school grant funding

Thank you for reading this month’s issue of District Administration magazine. We hope you take this opportunity to pass along your favorite articles to school staff and fellow education leaders.Best Regards,

Daniel E. Kinnaman
Publisher
District Administration

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November 15, 2014

White Paper: The Scoop On Digital

Also from Monday’s inbox…

District Administration You are receiving this email as part of a free information service from District Administration Magazine.
Julie Evans on digital tools, gaming protocols, and student engagement.
Based on a survey of over 400,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, explores thought-provoking results that show how new digital tools are reshaping the learning environment and the answers to questions such as:In this white paper you’ll find:

  • Are all students really “digital natives”?
  • How are game-based environments engaging learners?
  • Who is playing games for learning?
  • What are the benefits of intelligent adaptive learning?

Download the White Paper

Best Practices for Evaluating Digital CurriculaDownload
Looking for more ways to engage your math learners?
DreamBox Learning® Math for Grades K–8 is a motivating learning experience fueled by gaming protocols. It helps students persist and understand even the most challenging concepts—using their own math thinking!Request a demo
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August 21, 2014

[Download White Paper] The Importance of Evaluating Digital Curricula

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

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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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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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