Monthly Archives: December 2014

How to Turn Computer Games into Lesson Plans

I was a child of the ‘80s. I started kindergarten in ’77, and proceeded to have the typical educational experience throughout the entire decade to follow before finally heading off to college in ’91. This means that, like pretty much … Continue reading

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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

In medicine, the placebo effect is well known, but still mysterious. Through some unknown connection between mind and body, placebos produce changes in brain states, immune systems, blood pressure and hormone levels. Although most of us think of a placebo … Continue reading

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Millennials are Tolerant, Educated, Enterprising, and Hyphenated

Young adults born in the last 30 years never lived without the Internet or cell phones. They can’t imagine not being connected or able to buy online. They missed Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War and for some, … Continue reading

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TechTank’s Top 10 Tech Innovations That Will Transform Society and Governance

New technologies can have revolutionary impacts with widespread and unexpected benefits. Technology can also serve as a tool to enable governments to better serve their citizens. The public sector can also develop policies that utilize technologies to empower innovators. These … Continue reading

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Resources to Read or Ponder over the Holidays

Thanks to iNACOL’s Plugged In eNewsletter iNACOL State Policy Frameworks: 5 Critical Issues to Transform K-12 Education Maria Worthen, VP for Federal and State Policy, iNACOL Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL How the Nation’s Capital is Reinventing its Classrooms for … Continue reading

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Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 “Hybrid Learning Program Results,” from … Continue reading

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Implementing Competency Education with Resolute Leadership

I work for the Sanborn Regional School District in New Hampshire, a district that was an early adopter of a K-12 competency education model, one that is now in its fifth year of implementation. My fellow administrative team members and … Continue reading

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New Online Resource: The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

SETDA Launches The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning A free online resource to assist states and school districts to plan for and implement smart digital learning initiatives. Registration open now for a January 15, 2015 overview webinar December 17, 2014 … Continue reading

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Are you “Speaking Up” about digital learning this year? Make your voice heard participate in Speak Up 2014

This is your last chance SpeakUp New Hampshire!  The last week of the SpeakUp Surveys is upon us.  Surveys close Friday, December 19th. Sign up to be a part of this year’s Speak Up National Research Project, a quick and … Continue reading

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7 Online Learning Myths that University Administrators Believe

Online learning has been hailed as a faster, cheaper way to provide education — but it doesn’t do half of what administrators think it will. With the help of a few experts, we’ve compiled a list of major myths that … Continue reading

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