Archive for the ‘Top posts for districts/CMOs’ Category

    The underestimated resource for personalized learning (and how to get more of it)

    May 7, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. But there’s another critical resource that too often gets discounted but is hiding in plain sight: time. Although schools may manage to add more time on the margins with a “just do more” mindset, […]

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    A Case for Real Cupcakes and Real Connections at BPLC19

    February 26, 2019 | by Laura Jackson

    My three-year-old loves his iPad. He implores me to take it down from the high shelf where it’s stored with the desperate thirst of a man who’s been wandering the desert. It’s one of the few carrots I can use to compel him to do the things three-year-olds are loathe to do: put on shoes; […]

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    Personalizing PD for highly-effective, personalized-learning teachers

    February 5, 2019 | by Scott Gotreau

    There is little doubt that technology is a key tool to enable student-centered teaching and learning. After all, it was this premise that led to the great 1:1 race in which schools and districts invested hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars to get devices into the hands of as many students as possible. […]

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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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