Designing a Blended Learning Program

Your school brought technology into the classroom, now you should see amazing results and improvements in learning, right? Not necessarily. Many schools have experienced the on-boarding of technology into their classrooms with minimal student results to show for it. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker explain in their book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve... Continue Reading →

ScootPad’s Fun New Features!

We have exciting news for all our ScootPad users! We've added some exciting new features for your students to enjoy, including Games, Wallpapers, Color Themes, and Animated Avatars. Teachers, if you'd like to restrict certain features, you can do that under your classroom settings. 1. Games - We've added 11 education-focused games. Each game invites students to have... Continue Reading →

The Difference between Assessments and Practice

I had an interesting experience with my daughter and ScootPad once. She had  just finished 5th grade and was going to be evaluated for placement in advanced math classes in middle school. I decided to get a pulse reading on what her skills were for 6th grade math standards. Thus, I set up a series of... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Education Policy Issues in 2015

1. School readiness for all - In order for children to be ready to begin attending school, it is important that they have mastered their motor skills, socialization skills, and other educational skills. State leaders are looking for high quality early learning programs for younger kids. 2. Experiential and work-based learning - In order to attain... Continue Reading →

E-learning on a Snow Day!

Instead of making up snow days at the end of the school year or by extending school days, how about engaging in E-learning at home instead?? This is exactly what the Frontier School Corporation School District called for. Wednesday, January 7th,  classes were canceled in many school districts in Chalmers, Indiana, due to the extreme... Continue Reading →

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