Virtual School Meanderings

March 26, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did receive the alert for virtual school this week, but there were no relevant items.

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

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

So nothing to report this week.

March 25, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the MiddleWeb SmartBrief.

Skype, online learning key to this classroom

Fifth-grade students in Nebraska are using digital platforms, such as Scratch and Go Noodle, daily. They also used Skype for a recent lesson on graphic novels and engaged in Twitter and Skype chats with authors.
Enterprise Publishing Co. (Blair, Neb.) (3/3)

Similarly, the ASCD SmartBrief.

Calif. district opens online academy

Middle- and high-school students at California’s Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will soon be able to take most of their classes online. The online academy will offer such courses as math and English as well as preparatory classes for the ACT, SAT and PSAT, officials said.
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) (3/23)

Also, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

@FGCU_MTen Battles, Falls 5-2 to George Washington

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) secured a win at No. 3 over Chris Reynolds and Fernando …

@FGCU_MTen Falls to #48 UCF 6-1

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) came from 1-5 down to claim a 7-5 victory over Enrique …

Cathedral weighs virtual Catholic high school

Cathedral School in Superior is exploring options to begin offering virtual and online high school classes through an agreement with Regis Catholic …

iSucceed Virtual High School to enroll new students during Idaho roadshow

BOISE, Idaho — iSucceed Virtual High School, a tuition-free online high school available to all 9th through 12th grade students in Idaho, is hosting six …

@FGCU_MTen Drops Tough Match to #29 South Alabama

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) took down Juan Cruz Soria and Loic Cloes 6-4 before …

The River Valley Virtual Academy Features Aspects Similar To Traditional Schooling

Students enrolled in the virtual academy will be able to participate in regular school activities or enroll in a specific art or physical education course on …

Ashley tackles the challenge of virtual education

Gifted: Year 7 Ashley Sher is one of a select few Eden High students who are also enrolled in the state’s firstvirtual high school, and her dad Larry …

@FGCU_MTen Battles, Falls 5-2 to George Washington

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) secured a win at No. 3 over Chris Reynolds and Fernando …

Idaho Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

MERIDIAN, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), a tuition-free online public charterschool, is now accepting enrollment …

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy Opens Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

MIDWEST CITY, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA), an online public charter school authorized by the Statewide …

@FGCU_MTen Falls to #48 UCF 6-1

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) came from 1-5 down to claim a 7-5 victory over Enrique …

Virtual rural health school mooted: med schools, college and network on board

The School of Rural Health would not be a “bricks and mortar” department of either university, rather a virtual school, building on Auckland’s …

Hechinger chat: What does the Trump education budget mean for Trump voters?

The decision to double down on virtual school was especially stunning because the Trump budget director said there was no proof that feeding hungry …

Katy Virtual School brings online learning to students

Katy ISD trustees were updated at their March 20 board meeting on services provided by the Katy Virtual School. Darlene Rankin, director of …

Now, a virtual school to guide bloggers to succeed as digital influencers

Now, a virtual school to guide bloggers to succeed as digital influencers Understanding the rising opportunity of influencer marketing for brands, …

Forsyth Virtual gives students alternative to classroom

Virtual school allows students the opportunity to explore their interests through project-based learning and freedom from the traditional classroom …

Enthusiasm greets school of rural health idea but Waikato Uni says it’s not enough

The announcement yesterday of a proposed virtual School of Rural Health was generally welcomed across the sector, with Waikato University – which …

Virtual Class Visits Link Book Authors to Students

These days, more authors are also doing virtual school visits—using Skype, Google Hangout, or Facetime. While in-person visits can cost a school as …

New report examines the virtual schools market in North America 2017-2021

Report Outline: A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely through digital …

McAuliffe vetoes legislation on charter schools, virtual schools

Dickie Bell that would have created a statewide virtual school program that would have provided Virginia students a full-time online education program …

Governor vetoes Republicans’ ‘educational choice’ legislation

Two bills, House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240, would have established the Board of Virginia Virtual School as an agency in the executive branch of …

Separating fact from fiction on charter schools

While early versions of charter school legislation allowed for money to follow students out of district or for them to enroll in a virtual school, the final …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Florida Cyber Charter Academy Opens Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA) an accredited, full-time online public charter school, welcomes …

 

March 19, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school this week.

1. TI- Virtual Charter Schools Aim to Boost Student Engagement.
AU- Pierce, Dennis  denniswpierce@gmail.com
JN- T H E Journal
PD- Mar2017, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p26-28
PG- 3p
DT- 20170301
PT- Article
IS- 0192592X
AN- 121725053

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

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

March 18, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today (and this also appeared in the eSchool News’ eClassroom Today too).

TODAY’S TOP NEWS
Are online preschools signaling the future of education?

online preschool

Since 2008, Utah has given its families an alternative to preschool called Upstart. Developed and administered through a state contract with the Waterford Institute, the Upstart program provides four-year-olds with in-home online curriculum.

Next, the ASCD K-12 Leadership Brief.

E-learning tech set to grow 7.2% over next decade

The market for e-learning technology, including learning management systems and gaming, is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 7.2% over the next decade, according to a report. Rapid growth of wearables and online content also is expected as the market is set to reach approximately $325 billion by 2025, data suggest.
CampusTechnology.com (3/9)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Video takes online discussions to next level

Video helps take online discussions to next level
(Pixabay)
Some online instructors are replacing traditional online discussion threads with video. One student says the format helps build a sense of community, while an instructor at Rutgers University says video has helped make interactions with online students more authentic.
EdSurge (3/17)
Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Idaho virtual school plans Twin Falls event

Jacob Fridal, enrolled in INSPIRE Connections Academy in Idaho, made a CD with a collection of his music for school credit and plays for a visitor on …

Communications consultant, one-time school board candidate applies to board’s open seat

Her youngest, a sophomore, attends classes part-time at both LHS and Lawrence Virtual School. As a communications professional, Spears says she …

Core adopts fiscal responsibilities of Dial Corporation from Mid-Central

Dial Virtual School, a statewide program operated out of Mid-Central, was instituted in 2002 and provides “high quality distance learning classes to …

Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Athletics

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) evened up the doubles portion of the match with a 6-4 …

Virtual schools increasing in popularity

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Virtual schools are increasing in popularity. These schools are different than charter schools. It’s an online-based curriculum …

Idaho virtual school plans Twin Falls event

Jacob Fridal, enrolled in INSPIRE Connections Academy in Idaho, made a CD with a collection of his music for school credit and plays for a visitor on …

Virtual Schools Market in North America Expected to Grow 13% by 2021

The virtual schools market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2021, according …

A new virtual school will allow kids to get school lessons at Ster-Kenikor cinemas

Primestar Marketing is a company that focuses on youth development and their virtual schools will help Grade 9 – 12 high school learners by having …

VIRTUAL LEARNING: School board learns more about proposal

Limestone County Schools could become a statewide leader in virtual education if school board members agree to a proposed partnership. Limestone …

Virtual Schools Market in North America – Drivers and Forecast from Technavio

The research study by Technavio on the virtual schools market in North America for 2017-2021 provides a detailed industry analysis based on …

Education

Portland, ME – Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first tuition-free virtual charter school, is currently enrolling students in grades 7-12 for …

Former Gov. Jeb Bush pushes charter schools

Jefferson City – Charter and virtual school advocates heard friendly comments for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who spoke on their behalf at the …

Communications consultant, one-time school board candidate applies to board’s open seat

“The school board does represent the community, and it’s good to have the … attends classes part-time at both LHS and Lawrence Virtual School.

@FGCU_MTen Drops Tough Match to #29 South Alabama

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) took down Juan Cruz Soria and Loic Cloes 6-4 before …

Explore virtual realities with experts from Australia and NZ

It can help us with everything from building empathy for refugees to facilitating virtual school trips across the world.” The programme, which runs from …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

While all other districts and charters funded at that minimum level would receive a $100 increase in their foundation allowance, cyber school financing …

Holly Area Schools earn ‘badge of approval’

Nuss said that in a time when parents have choices to send their kids to a traditional public school or charter, study online via cyber school, attend a ..

Auditor orders cyber school exam

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s auditor ordered a statewide examination Thursday of cyber schools’ data collection practices after his office found the …

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

In his 2017-18 budget, Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed reducing funding for certain types of public schools:cyber schools, which are charter schools …

Boyertown school board hears Cyber School update

Boyertown Area School District has partnered with the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) this year to offer students cyber options through Berks …

Georgia Cyber Academy Senior Receives Prestigious STAR Recognition

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is proud to announce that Senior Malik Saafir has been selected by the Professional …

 

March 12, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I received the alert for virtual school this week, but there were no relevant items.

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school yielded this item, and again there were no relevant items.

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

So nothing to report this week.

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