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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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Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

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Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

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5 Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

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Library Homework-Help Resources Are Available Nationwide

Statewide and cross-country services link students and their questions about school assignments with educators who can guide them.

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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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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

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

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How to Write Your Own Math Rap

The Rappin' Mathematician presents a step-by-step guide to creating an academic rhyme.

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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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Who Will Organize All of This Data?

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

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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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Imagine an Education Nation: Six Leading Edges

Edutopia's Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus on the six leading edges - innovations that will redefine schools, teaching, and learning.

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Model Online Learning Programs From Across the U.S.

Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

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Online Learning: Why We Chose These Schools

Idaho and three other states show the promise of online learning.

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Animating Dreams: The ACME Animation Program

High school students draw on the expertise of professional cartoonists in an online mentorship program.

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Kids Learn STEM Lessons Online by Becoming Virtual Adventurers
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The JASON Project: Kids Become Virtual Adventurers

In person or via satellite, students engage in project learning through the exploits of Titanic explorer Robert Ballard.

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Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.

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