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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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5 Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

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Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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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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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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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

Neurologist, teacher and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at the opportunities for educational equity presented by the possibilities of digital and online learning.

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Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson looks at what's missing from massive open online courses - the importance of the student-teacher relationship in successful learning.

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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

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

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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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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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Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning: Why Is It Either/Or?

Communication skills and growth mindset are critical in adopting a schoolwide online program because, regardless of the technology, these skills are the heart of learning.

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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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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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