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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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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

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The JASON Project: Kids Become Virtual Adventurers

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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

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The JASON Project: Kids Become Virtual Adventurers

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

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Teachers and Tech Use: It's Time!

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains the importance and necessity for technology use in all classrooms.

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PBLU Brings Free Professional Development Online

In her final post from the PBL World conference, Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss talks about PBLU, the Buck Institute for Education's online professional development initiative for any teacher interested in Project-Based Learning.

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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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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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Guest Blog: Making the Case for Social Media in Education

Guest blogger Steve Johnson makes the case for social media in education, the topic of March 9 #edchat

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Simulation Nation: The Promise of Virtual Learning Activities

Inventive computer sims can turn dull lessons into hyperreal experiences -- if we can get educators to use them.

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Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future
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Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future

Schools and districts around the country are discovering the benefits of online learning: flexible scheduling, personalized learning, and expanded course offerings despite budget cuts.

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Cite It Right: Online Citation Tools and Formal Citations

Teaching students how to cite online sources properly should be part of the learning process about how to craft research papers.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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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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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

Students get schooled in math lessons put to a hip-hop beat.

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