Beyond K-12: Preparing Students for After Graduation

| September 7, 2016

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Are today’s students ready for college and careers? This report explores the issues facing the education landscape, and how digital learning plans and LMS adoption come together to support a system-wide solution. Beyond K-12 will cover:

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Ideaphora Inc.

Ideaphora offers first-of-their-kind, cloud-based learning tools that deconstruct content into its most meaningful concepts, allowing learners to reconstruct information into lasting, personalized knowledge, based on their preferences, learning styles and goals.Ideaphora increases the value of digital content by allowing learners to easily and quickly connect and assimilate concepts presented online, fostering the development of higher order thinking skills and accelerating the learning process. Learners discover concepts, evaluate their thinking, and apply their knowledge in the digital environment so they can thrive in the globally connected world in which they live.

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Factors to Consider When Preparing for E-Learning

Article | March 25, 2020

When faced with unexpected school closures, Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools has a backup plan in place: digital learning days. Since 2017, the district has been using digital tools to continue instruction and communication when inclement weather days, natural disasters and other emergencies force them to close their buildings. Yet adopting e-learning — also called remote learning, distance learning or cyber days — wasn’t an easy feat. From network and connectivity issues to teacher training, the district had a lot to work through to deliver instruction online and provide alternative assignments for students who lacked devices or internet access at home.

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Elon Musk invites students to hack SpaceX and Tesla ahead of his Hack Club AMA

Article | April 22, 2020

The Hack Club is a group dedicated to helping high school students learn coding “through tinkering and building projects.” The outlet takes place at high schools across the United States, where students work at their own pace to develop problem-solving skills. Eventually, the students work toward developing applications, websites, and games, according to the club’s website.

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Elon Musk: Universities Are For Entertainment Not For Learning

Article | April 3, 2020

Elon Musk explained his thoughts on university education on a question from a conference he attended. Musk said that universities are actually places to be used for fun, not for learning. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, likes to attract attention with interesting statements. Musk has now made interesting statements about universities. Elon Musk, who attended the Satellite 2020 conference on Monday, was asked how the students who could not afford the university in the question-answer part of the conference could cover the university expenses and increase the scope of the universities.

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How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

Article | May 3, 2021

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked. “This last year was a struggle — I won’t tell you it was not,” says Wendy Thompson, a special education teacher at New Jersey’s A. Harry Moore School. “That being said, we have seen success, and there are things out there that can help.” Thompson, who is also president of the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, says the key is to ensure the tools educators use can be adapted to fit the needs of individual students. “It’s important to approach students where they are and provide them with options for how they can respond and show what they know and what they are learning.”

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Spotlight

Ideaphora Inc.

Ideaphora offers first-of-their-kind, cloud-based learning tools that deconstruct content into its most meaningful concepts, allowing learners to reconstruct information into lasting, personalized knowledge, based on their preferences, learning styles and goals.Ideaphora increases the value of digital content by allowing learners to easily and quickly connect and assimilate concepts presented online, fostering the development of higher order thinking skills and accelerating the learning process. Learners discover concepts, evaluate their thinking, and apply their knowledge in the digital environment so they can thrive in the globally connected world in which they live.

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