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    Most viewed BLU profiles of 2018

    December 20, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Each blended-learning school and district has a unique journey toward creating more student-centered learning experiences. In the BLU Directory, we’ve cataloged over 670 of those journeys. And this year, over 20,000 people searched the directory’s schools. So which BLU profiles garnered the most attention this year? Here are the 10 profiles with top views: Alpha: Blanca […]

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    The BLU’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

    December 18, 2018 | by Jenny White

    As the year draws to a close, we want to thank the international community of educators who practice blended learning to better support each of their students on their learning paths and toward their goals. Cheers to another year of great work! As we reflect on the inspiring practices that took flight this year, let’s […]

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    There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

    November 30, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 […]

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    Reimagining Math Instruction with Blended Learning

    November 28, 2018 | by Linda Seeberg

    “We need better tools that provide more reliable and detailed data about our students’ performance in math so that we can personalize instruction for each learner!” This was the resounding feedback we received from our grade K-5 teachers during our math instructional materials adoption process in 2015-16, which was spurred by our district’s implementation of […]

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    We’re showing our thanks to the blended-learning community

    November 12, 2018 | by Jenny White

    This week, we’re expressing thanks to education leaders for being part of the Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Whether you’ve already joined the BLU Directory or not, we welcome you to enter our giveaway all week long for the chance to win some great prizes. Enter here. Every day from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November […]

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    3 subtle shifts to boost blended performance

    October 31, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Implementing innovative ideas in an established, bureaucratic system of education is not always easy and almost never happens seamlessly. As someone who helps traditional schools implement blended models, I constantly see the tension between existing structures or norms and innovative concepts. Many schools see the benefits of combining online learning with face-to-face instruction and want […]

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