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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!

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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The Power of "I Don't Know"

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

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Summer Professional Development with MOOCs

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The Power of "I Don't Know"

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

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Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

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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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Virtual Schools: From Rivalry to Partnership

Tony Baldasaro of Virtual Learning Academy Charter School celebrates the possibilities for blended learning when brick and mortar schools start considering online programs as partners rather than rivals.

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3D for PD: Second Life Gets a Second Chance

University of Oregon researcher and media specialist Alina Padilla-Miller offers Second Life a second chance, this time as a distance learning platform for professional development.

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The Educator's Village: Creative Commons for Classroom Lessons

Blogger Andy Marcinek and fellow teacher Michael Milton describe the thinking that led to The Educator's Village, a new hub for sharing and exchanging lessons among education professionals.

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Searching for Voice: The Colossal Failure of Free Writing Analyzers

Blogger Todd Finley, after amusing yet disastrous experiments with online writing analyzers, suggests a number of creative ways to help young writers find a voice that fits.

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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies for making the model work, including appropriate reflection, technology considerations, creating a need to know and more.

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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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Rugrat-ical Technology: Five Truths of Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

Third-grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers some practical suggestions for introducing some simple, yet valuable tech tools to younger kids.

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Resources to Prevent Summer Slide: Virtual Field Trips, DIY Projects and Summer Reading

Summer slide is a real problem, but luckily, there are plenty of useful, engaging and hands-on learning resources online that will help prevent summer slide. Blogger Matt Davis highlights some of the best.

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Who Will Organize All of This Data?

A YouTube star explains the role of education in a new cultural order

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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre examines the differences between one-way and two-way communication, and the various strategies within these models that can make an in-district online program successful.

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Technology Tools to Get Teachers Started

A mini-manual to Web readiness shows that immersion, with guidance, is key.

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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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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution
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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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