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Online Learning

Whether exploring entirely virtual classrooms and schools or ways to expand learning beyond the walls of your building, the resources are out there. Cyberspace is the place!

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

Online programs are becoming easier to integrate because, with each year, districts have more successful models to follow and more resources from which to choose.

The Power of "I Don't Know"

Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

How is the MOOC model falling short? Discover four valuable elements that still belong in online education -- humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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Technology Integration: What Experts Say

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

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Using Blogs to Engage English-Language Learners

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No More MOOCs: Pay Attention to Beyonce

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson namechecks both Beyonce and Pope Francis as he argues in favor of a customized, user-centric learning model that leverages students' web savvy in finding the information they need.

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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

Blogger Matt Davis pulled together this list of top-notch and engaging resources to help develop your child's love of reading.

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4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller reflects on why the MOOC model is falling short, offering four valuable takeaways regarding the elements that still belong in online education: humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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Building a Successful In‐District Online Program

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre walks us through ten tips - five each for administrators and course designers - on what it takes to build and launch an online program in a public school district.

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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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MOOCing It: 10 Tips for Creating Compelling Video Content

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez delivers ten pointers to help you avoid repeating her mistakes as you create compelling, enduring video content for your MOOC.

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns gives a quick tour of online treasure troves for primary source documents.

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Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. They include critical pedagogy and using technology to dub new audio into existing video.

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Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes the case for blended learning -- a combination of both online and face-to-face education.

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Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity
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Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Khan Academy discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

How tech-obsessed iKids would improve our schools.

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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The Power of "I Don't Know"

Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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