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Clarifying the Overall Pedagogical Approach

Posted on iNACOL.org on December 29, 2016 in New Learning Models, Practice by Chris Sturgis.  This is the eighth article in the series Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders.  Links to the other articles in this series … Continue reading

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Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” A quick Google search of the phrase pulls up numerous examples, including “[b]lended learning programs … Continue reading

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6 Ways the New National Education Technology Plan Could Help Close Achievement Gap

The role of teachers is changing along with the growing role of technology in classrooms, according to the plan. The latest update to the U.S. National Education Technology Plan has big plans for addressing unequal access to the powerful technology … Continue reading

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

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7 Education Disruptors that Are Making Learning More Fun

With each presidency come new reforms and initiatives aimed at enhancing education. The new policies, programs, and funding lay the foundation for various innovations and trends to build momentum and transform the way we teach and learn. Before you go … Continue reading

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Friday Institute and State Educational Technology Directors Association Release State Digital Learning Exemplars National Report

The State Educational Technology Directors Association and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University College of Education co-released the national report, State Digital Learning Exemplars: Highlights from states leading change through policies and funding. States are striving … Continue reading

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

A tug of war is currently looming between proponents of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and advocates for STEAM lessons, which add art to the mix. Whichever side you come down on, here are some ideas for you … Continue reading

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