Archive for the ‘Top posts for teachers’ Category

    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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    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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    3 ways district cross-collaboration can support teachers

    October 5, 2018 | by Maeve Murray

    Generally in education, we’ve found that initiatives and solutions can be siloed within one specific district. In a place the size of Rhode Island, it may surprise you that there are 66 individual local education agencies (LEAs), including traditional public districts and charter networks. It’s not uncommon for neighbors to confront the same challenges, with […]

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    Three common misconceptions that thwart school improvement

    October 3, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Misconceptions are dangerous things. They shackle our visions of what’s possible and doom us to consequences we do not expect. For example, a student who believes her genes predetermine her academic abilities may avoid crucial learning experiences that are initially challenging. A student who believes his postgraduation success will flow from his intellectual prowess may […]

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    Who are great blended-learning teachers?

    September 6, 2018 | by Heather Staker

    What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies—meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction? Online and blended learning are relatively new. The precise list of competencies […]

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