5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

| February 21, 2019

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In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students. Researchers at the Institute define blended learning as a formal education program that must have three components.

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Edcite is a free online platform providing teachers with the tools they need to create interactive content aligned to the Common Core.Edcite provides free tools and content for rich interactive learning exercises. Edcite allows teachers to create their own content, or mix and match existing content, so they can tailor learning exercises to fit their needs, and use them in the form of online assignments with their students. Teachers can use and share exercises with a growing library of exercise content.

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Making remote learning effective and engaging with Microsoft Education resources

Article | March 12, 2020

In the weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak first hit China, our education customers in the region have done amazing things to keep students learning while they transition to learning remotely. From eLearning innovations to keeping students’ spirits high with photo and cooking challenges, teachers and students have shown extraordinary resilience during this difficult time. Now, as countries around the world take steps to contain the virus, many schools and universities globally are moving classes online. However, teaching and learning from home is a big change for most students and Educators. Without a physical classroom, how can you check that students are engaged and progressing? How do Educators and faculty stay connected?

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Will AI Replace Our Kids' Teachers Or Way Of Learning?

Article | April 7, 2020

With much of the country, if not the world working virtually from home now due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're learning a great deal about what technology is capable of. Employers who previously believed that employees needed to travel to potential clients to close deals are now seeing that these employees can accomplish the same task without the travel expenses. The pandemic is also teaching us is that virtual learning for students is more doable than we may have ever believed it to be.

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2Do Top Tips

Article | August 21, 2020

In this blog post, Alban Squires, Educational Consultant at 2Simple shares his top tips for utilising 2Dos. The powerful 2Dos feature within Purple Mash allows teachers to assign tasks and content with just a few clicks of a mouse to any classes, groups or individual pupils…Teachers set the 2do which appears in the 2Do section on each pupil’s Purple Mash homepage. It’s not only purple Mash applications that can be set as a 2Do. You might want children to view a video or a piece of writing you have created that was made with an external file.

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Getting Your School Board on Board for Educational Tech

Article | March 23, 2020

School boards play a critical role when it comes to implementing new initiatives such as educational technology programs and deployments. They typically hold the purse strings for K–12 school districts and are responsible for making sure funds are allocated in a way that best meets district needs and learning objectives. But getting school boards to approve funding for new tech isn’t so easy. Administrators and IT leaders must keep in mind that school boards are balancing budgets and technology requests but may not be experts in the technologies presented to them.

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Edcite

Edcite is a free online platform providing teachers with the tools they need to create interactive content aligned to the Common Core.Edcite provides free tools and content for rich interactive learning exercises. Edcite allows teachers to create their own content, or mix and match existing content, so they can tailor learning exercises to fit their needs, and use them in the form of online assignments with their students. Teachers can use and share exercises with a growing library of exercise content.

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