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    iNACOL Blended and Online Symposium Request for Proposals

    The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has its annual conference this year in Palm Springs, CA on November 4th-7th, 2014. It is a conference I have attended the last three years and have been amazed by the rapid growth of attendence and scope. Of course, it really should not surprise me given the growing positive role online and blended learning is playing in our c ...

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    by Eliezer Jones
    Friday, 14 March 2014
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    Lessons from Google

    I recently had the privilege of attending the FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) in Orlando for four days. Aside from escaping the cold and miserable New York winter (57 inches of snow to date!) for the Florida sun, I got to learn a lot from some of the best in the business. I knew I "had it made" when I obtained the private business card of a Google employee  Of course, ...

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    by Aaron Fleksher
    Tuesday, 04 March 2014
  • The Importance of Professional Development

    Why does a teacher stand way above the norm and has helped him or her achieve outstanding results in a general or specific field? He or she possesses the educational skills, expertise and experience that transform routine into excellency. What is the actual driving force of true professionals? The essence of teaching resides in endless learning and teaching. There is a constan ...

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    by Rivka Rosenbaum
    Monday, 03 March 2014
  • Designing Effective Digital Lessons

    When designing effective digital lessons and content for education, it is definitely more time consuming than people realize.  Not only do educators have to create the  pedagogy and lesson content, but they have to put in additional time and effort in order to make the digital content attractive.  The layout and design of the website is just as important as the course content its ...

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    by Rebecca Penina Simon
    Monday, 10 February 2014
  • Co-Synchronous e-Learning

    Have you ever heard of Co-Synchronous e-learning?  I hadn’t until recently.   The Virtual High School has created the term to describe “e-learning when a group of students and a teacher complete an online course together over a scheduled period with regular assignments—but don’t necessarily ever log on to the course at the same time.”   A group of students work collaber ...

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    by Rachel Kaminetzky
    Sunday, 09 February 2014
  • When cheating is not really cheating

    I recently had the privilege of attending the FETC Edtech Conference in somewhat sunny (was actually 48 degrees and raining for most of my trip!) Orlando, Florida, on behalf of my school. It was a great experience where I learned a lot and came back with tons of new ideas for my school- more than we can handle right now. I highly recommend it.  One challenge that I faced by attending t ...

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    by Aaron Fleksher
    Tuesday, 04 February 2014
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