Archive for February, 2018

    50 practitioners showcase noteworthy blended-learning tactics

    February 23, 2018 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Blended and personalized learning practices are often in flux in classrooms, schools, and districts. Practitioners aren’t just trying to learn the latest from peers, but to share and develop the tactics that can make learning more student-centered and equitable. Enter our annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. This year’s conference offers […]

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    Why classrooms can’t go blended without going digital

    February 22, 2018 | by Luis Flores

    This week we celebrate a special day for many of us involved in the education field. Today, February 22, is Digital Learning Day, which highlights instructional practices that effectively use technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience as well as the educators and school leaders that are working to improve student outcomes. Digital learning is also […]

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    3 ways to harness digital for personalized learning success

    February 22, 2018 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    If you’re leading your school through the transition to a digital learning environment, you know that creating the right vision for teaching and learning can be a juggling act. Today’s new challenges for school leaders inspired Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, director of digital learning programs for The Friday Institute; Elizabeth Bobst, a writer, editor, and […]

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    Inspiring math students with a South African NGO’s blended-learning program

    February 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last November, at the 2017 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar we presented our first white paper on blended learning outside the US, Blended Beyond Borders, and also had the opportunity to meet many great researchers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs making an impact in the global innovative education space. Among them was Jo Besford, director of […]

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    Should schools ban spiral notebooks?

    February 6, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    From the first-hand experiences of millions of students and teachers worldwide, it’s clear that paper notebooks are a deterrent to quality education. For generations, students have used them in class to scribble or doodle, pass messages to their friends, or construct wads, planes, and spitball projectiles. Given the numerous ways students can use their notebooks […]

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    Why schools are shifting to blended learning in Brazil

    February 1, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Leia em português. For the past few years at the Institute, we’ve heard stories about Brazilian teachers trying out blended learning. Since then, some of these teacher-led initiatives have flourished into school-wide programs around the country. To explore these trends more deeply, we published our first international blended-learning research paper in November, Blended Beyond Borders, […]

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