Creating a classroom that maximises learning

| May 31, 2019

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We believe in four essential teaching skills that we call the 'Big Four' — they're at the heart of Bridge's teaching philosophy.At first, Teacher Wuraloa thought that the new teacher training was from another world.

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Odysseyware

Based in Chandler, Arizona, ODYSSEYWARE® is a leading provider of online curriculum and eLearning solutions for charter, public, and virtual schools in grades K-12. The comprehensive and rigorous curriculum was created with flexibility in mind and is designed to meet the academic needs of a diverse mix of students. It has proven itself effective not only as a primary curriculum, but as a solution for credit recovery, alternative, and special needs students, as well as in a blended learning environment. Used in more than 900 school districts across the country, ODYSSEYWARE provides online core courses, as well as a variety of electives, skills and placement testing, accelerated courses, and GED preparation.

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Is augmented and virtual reality technology essential for education?

Article | February 17, 2020

Augmented and Virtual reality (AR/VR) has been receiving a lot of attention and there’s been much talk about the wonders it will provide for entertainment, as well as how it could reimagine training for all industries. This hype has made its way to the education sector and it’s now become commonplace for the classroom of the future. AR and VR is everywhere. Whether it’s an advert, featuring students wearing headsets with a look of excitement on their face, or former education secretary Damian Hinds, who told us last year that immersive technology could transport students to significant points in history, or explore the forest floor from the comfort of their classroom.

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A rural college launches a free in-home connectivity program

Article | August 18, 2020

Even before the pandemic, Dr. Kyle Wagner, Northeastern Technical College (NETC) president, was a strong proponent of distance learning. Many of the residents in the rural South Carolina communities the school serves, where incomes fall below the national poverty level, don’t pursue a college education due to factors including lack of access to transportation and childcare. He firmly believed that enabling off-campus learning could overcome these barriers, and was working to expand the school’s remote learning program when the pandemic hit.

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The Importance of Communication Models in Education

Article | February 23, 2020

Communication has always been an integral part of the education sector which has made it be a better place for our students and teachers. Besides, the education sector, every industry highly depends on the model of communication to facilitate their processes and execute them accordingly. Well, communication models can be simply be referred to as the diagrammatic presentation of the communication process. In other words, it is the visual representation of the entire process of communication. The goal of the communication model has always been to develop communication skills and boost its efficiency between the students and teachers. The message flows from the communicator or the sender to the receiver who gives the feedback.

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How Immersive Technology Champions the Four C’s of Learning

Article | March 11, 2020

Using Google’s virtual reality tour creator, Google Maps Street View and VR headsets, students with disabilities were able to tour downtown Danvers at their own pace in preparation for a real-life walk around the area as part of a life skills class. It was a “low-stakes opportunity to practice critical life skills,” Jeff Liberman, the district’s technology director, tells The Hechinger Report. “VR allows students to go places and see things virtually without actually having to go there.” Beyond applications in assistive learning, the use of immersive technologies such as VR and augmented reality continues to grow in K–12 education.

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Odysseyware

Based in Chandler, Arizona, ODYSSEYWARE® is a leading provider of online curriculum and eLearning solutions for charter, public, and virtual schools in grades K-12. The comprehensive and rigorous curriculum was created with flexibility in mind and is designed to meet the academic needs of a diverse mix of students. It has proven itself effective not only as a primary curriculum, but as a solution for credit recovery, alternative, and special needs students, as well as in a blended learning environment. Used in more than 900 school districts across the country, ODYSSEYWARE provides online core courses, as well as a variety of electives, skills and placement testing, accelerated courses, and GED preparation.

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