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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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E-learning more about education, less about tech

Using high-tech gadgets simply as means of delivering learning content not enough, experts say With the flow of high-tech gadgets into education, many thought that e-readers are on track to replace paper textbooks completely. This appeared to be the thinking … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning—Digital, Mobile, Real-Time

There’s no need for a crystal ball, since it’s clear that the future of learning and education is becoming easier to predict every day: it’s digital. According to a 2013 Cisco report, the number of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and Internet-capable … Continue reading

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Strategies to Improve Student Engagement

3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms Imagine the intentional focus you would bring to crossing a rushing creek. Each stepping-stone is different in shape, each distance uneven and unpredictable, requiring you to tread with all senses intact. The … Continue reading

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