Virtual School Meanderings

February 10, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Virtually No Effect? Different Uses of Classroom Computers and their Effect on Student Achievement.
AU- Falck, Oliver  1  falck@ifo.de
AU- Mang, Constantin  1  constantin@mangmail.de
AU- Woessmann, Ludger  1  woessmann@ifo.de
JN- Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics
PD- Feb2018, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p1-38
PG- 38p
DT- 20180201
PT- Article
AB- Most studies find little to no effect of classroom computers on student achievement. We suggest that this null effect may combine positive effects of computer uses without equivalently effective alternative traditional teaching practices and negative effects of uses that substitute more effective teaching practices. Our correlated random effects models exploit within-student between-subject variation in different computer uses in the international TIMSS test. We find positive effects of using computers to look up information and negative effects of using computers to practice skills, resulting in overall null effects. Effects are larger for students with high socioeconomic status and mostly confined to developed countries. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
SU- Academic achievement
SU- Academic ability
SU- Effective teaching
SU- Mastery learning
SU- Effective schools
AD- 1 Ifo Institute at the University of Munich
IS- 03059049
DI- 10.1111/obes.12192
AN- 127107917

Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

February 3, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school.

TI- Supporting the education and well-being of children who are looked-after: what is the role of the virtual school?
AU- Drew, Helen1 H.M.Drew@sussex.ac.uk
AU- Banerjee, Robin1
JN- European Journal of Psychology of Education – EJPE (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.)
PD- Jan2019, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p101-121
PG- 21p
DT- 20190101
PT- Article
AB- The Children and Families Act (2014) placed a statutory responsibility on local authorities in the UK to establish a virtual school headteacher with the role of championing the education of all children looked-after within that authority. The current research was designed to illuminate how virtual schools are currently supporting educational outcomes for children looked-after, not only through educational interventions, but also through supporting broader psychological factors that might impact on attainment such as attachment, relationships and mental health. Virtual school headteachers from 29 local authorities completed an online survey about the services they provided to three target groups—children looked-after, foster carers and schools—with a particular focus on the transition years from primary to secondary school, which have been identified as being a difficult time for children looked-after. Using inductive thematic analysis, four overarching themes to service provision were identified: enhanced learning opportunities, specific transition support, well-being and relationships, and raising awareness. Direct work, interprofessional working and the development of supportive environments, particularly guided by attachment theory, were identified as important areas of practice. Practice is discussed in relation to resilience and ecological systems theory and suggestions for future research are identified. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of European Journal of Psychology of Education – EJPE (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.) is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- SERVICES for caregivers
DE- EDUCATIONAL intervention
DE- CHILD caregivers
DE- SCHOOL nursing
DE- EDUCATION
DE- ECOLOGICAL systems theory
DE- SCHOOLS
DE- FAMILIES
GE- GREAT Britain
KW- Attachment
KW- Children looked-after
KW- Educational attainment
KW- Virtual schools
KW- Well-being
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 611710 Educational Support Services
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools
AD- 1School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QH, Brighton, UK
IS- 02562928
DI- 10.1007/s10212-018-0374-0
AN- 134195853

Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

So nothing to really report this week.

January 27, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did not receive the alert for virtual school.

Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

So nothing to really report this week.

January 20, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I received the alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Saudi Arabia opens first-ever virtual school.
AU- Geronimo, Adelle
JN- Reseller Middle East
PD- 12/13/2018, pN.PAG-N.PAG
PG- 1p
DT- 20181213
PT- Article
SU- Virtual schools
SU- Education
GE- Saudi Arabia
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 611710 Educational Support Services
AN- 133560648

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

January 13, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Taking Action for Looked After Children in School : A Knowledge Exchange
Programme
LA- English
AU- Carroll, Catherine
AU- Cameron, Claire
CY- London
PB- UCL Institute of Education Press
DT- 20170101
PT- eBook
PT- Book
DE- Education
DE- Children–Services for
DE- EDUCATION / Administration / General
DE- EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
AB- Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) is a knowledge exchange programme that aims to support the development of practice in  schools and to expand the evidence base to ultimately improve outcomes for children in care. Feedback on the first year of PALAC exceeded expectations, with practitioners using their projects to evaluate and adapt their practice. Now PALAC’s leading researchers present a summary of the evidence, supported by numerous case studies, and reflect on its implications. This book will become a teaching resource for all professionals concerned with the education of children in care, such as designated teachers and Virtual School colleagues.
IB- 9781782771906
OC- 1004575730
AN- 1642920

2. TI- K12 Inc.
JN- K12 Inc. MarketLine Company Profile
PD- 10/18/2017, pN.PAG-N.PAG
PG- 1p
DT- 20171018
PT- Company Report
AB- K12 Inc. (K12) is a technology-based education company that provides curriculum, software systems and educational services. The company’s products and services facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. The company offers products and services to virtual public schools, hybrid schools, traditional schools, school districts, private schools, public charter schools, and directly to consumers. The company primarily operates in the US, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UAE. It is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and employs around 3,500 people. The company recorded revenues of $848.2 million in the fiscal year ended June 2013, an increase of 19.7% over 2012. The company’s operating profit was $45.7 million in fiscal 2013, an increase of 57.7% over 2012. Its net profit was $28.1 million in fiscal 2013, an increase of 60.2% over 2012. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of K12 Inc. MarketLine Company Profile is the property of MarketLine, a Progressive Digital Media business and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- Educational technology industries
GE- United States
CO- K12 Inc. Ticker: LRN
IC- 423490 Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
AN- 132602814

Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I also received the alert for K-12 online learning, and again there were no relevant items.

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