Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

    5 Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right

    March 21, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. In “Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000, Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, gave schools the tips they […]

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    A new tool for putting the learning in digital learning

    February 23, 2017 | by Clifford Maxwell

    Today marks the sixth annual Digital Learning Day. It’s a day to step back and look at the enormous progress and promise that technology brings to instruction and to look ahead at where digital learning stands to grow. Ironically, looking back we all too often boil innovation down to singular “light-bulb” moments. When Thomas Edison, […]

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    Are teachers truly ‘shifting away from the Station Rotation model?’

    February 15, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    Late last year, we published a blog post on new evolutions on top of the Station Rotation blended-learning models that we’d been hearing about from educators on our Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Our friends at Education Elements didn’t agree fully with the way we characterized these shifts. In the spirit of healthy debate, we sat […]

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    2016 BLU trends report

    January 27, 2017 | by Clifford Maxwell

      One of the principal reasons we created the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory was so that we could more efficiently and effectively keep our finger on the pulse of blended learning. As schools and districts continue to join, and as current schools and districts update their profiles year after year, the BLU school […]

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    Want to talk personalized learning? We’ve got a place for that.

    January 25, 2017 | by Jenny White

    In a field aiming to shift educational practices from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, educators on the ground today work in a distinctly brave new world. Leaders who are innovating around classroom instruction by adopting nascent practices of blending and personalizing learning are still on the periphery of a system very much entrenched […]

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    Teachers are managers—so let’s give them the tools to manage

    January 24, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    Good management is hard. Typically, employees grow into manager roles over time. In most industries, employees must first prove themselves effective at their own job; then, they may take on some administrative duties; and only much later do leaders oversee large groups of employees and become responsible for motivating, training, and retaining them. But two […]

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