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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.


48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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Online Professional Development: Beyond PLCs and PLNs

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Can PD Be Virtual? Technology and Trends

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship

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Can PD Be Virtual? Technology and Trends

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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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Summer Fun with Food: 10 Resources to Learn About Healthy Eating

Summer is the perfect time to teach your kids about healthy eating. Here are a variety of resources to pique interest in healthy foods at the farmer's market, in the garden, and in the kitchen.

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Social Media Savvy? Four Tips to Help You Get Started

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs provides another helpful, encouraging guide to developing your social media savvy.

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Virtual Schooling: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller takes a statistical and pedagogical look at the explosive growth of virtual K-2 schooling and what it could mean for the future of education.

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz gives us the basic on how educators and schools can make the most of Google Hangouts.

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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course." Matt Davis has compiled a list of a few summer courses to consider.

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How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning

Why teachers should embrace networking, and how they can use it to improve education.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players.

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A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites

An overview of useful sites where educators sharing curriculum with other educators.

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Game-Based Learning to Teach and Assess 21st-Century Skills

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers Game-Based Learning by reviewing some of the popular gaming titles with an educator's eye on enhancing the development of 21st century skills.

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

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