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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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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

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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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Flipping This Class: A Journey from Professor to Popularizer

Yale Professor Ainissa Ramirez discusses what it takes to transform a dry science lecture into a riveting YouTube video.

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Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for High School Students

Mobile devices are becoming as essential to students' daily lives as, say, breakfast. Experts say it's time to utilize them in our schools to engage students.

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Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for Middle School Students

Using mobile devices in the classroom can be a great way to unlock and pique student interest.

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Mobile Learning: 5 Apps and Web Tools for Elementary School Students

Incorporating mobile apps and web tools into the curriculum can be a gateway to student engagement.

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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning

Blogger Todd Finley takes us on a tour of Google's Open Course Builder and reflects on the academic culture of a Learning Management System.

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In the News: 14 Open Educational Resources for High School

Edutopia's weekly roundup of top education news from around the Web.

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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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California Embraces Open Source Digital Textbooks

The most populous state is the first to take on this complicated initiative.

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Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
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Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World

Teachers are discovering the value of imparting media-literacy skills, from critical analysis of news programs, commercials, and films to basic design and video-production techniques.

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Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students (Tech2Learn Series)
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Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools like Khan Academy.

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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning

Blogger Todd Finley takes us on a tour of Google's Open Course Builder and reflects on the academic culture of a Learning Management System.

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Online Learning in the Traditional Classroom

Articles, best practices, and training sites for virtual education.

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Teaching with Google+

Blogger Terry Heick unravels the mysteries of Google+ and suggests how this emerging social media tool can become a valuable teaching aid.

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