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Administrative Solutions

How to Build an Online Proprietary Campus – Lessons from the Field

November 26, 2013

Important Considerations to Keep in Mind When Implementing an Online Learning Program You’re in the snack aisle, and the question arises: Do you buy the box of cookies or make them from scratch? After three hours coated in flour in the kitchen, that package of Oreos on the grocery store shelf seems like the better […]

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5 Top Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and What Makes Them Successful

October 8, 2013

Top notch technology and professional development are some of the key elements in thriving online programs U.S. News & World Report released their report of the top online bachelor’s degree programs, and we have the scoop on the role technology plays, along with other factors, in making 5 of them successful. Take a look under […]

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Chronicle – A Transformative Multi-Media Assessment Tool for Teachers

September 5, 2013

Introducing a Powerful Teaching Aide for the iPad Enabled Teacher Recently released in the educational market is a new iPad app, Chronicle, designed to enable teachers to easily implement best practice methodologies in the classroom.  Chronicle uses all the features of the iOS platform to help teachers efficiently capture valuable student data and use it […]

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Making the Most of TeacherWeb for Classroom Use

August 27, 2013

This template-driven web tool for teachers provides rich functionality for a very low price. TeacherWeb is a company that provides “template websites” for teachers to use in the classroom, which parents and students can also access at home. While the company provides a collection of pre-defined — and highly usable — webpage formats and layouts […]

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A Few Free Lesson Planning and Classroom Resources for Teachers

August 6, 2013

Creating Lesson Plans and Finding Related Resources has Never Been Easier, Thanks to Free Web Based Resources Like These. Today, there are many online resources for teachers to make lesson planning quicker, easier, and more productive. Unlike ten or twenty years ago, teachers no longer need to spend countless hours creating lesson plans ‘from scratch’ […]

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5 Ed Tech Resources I Used While Working in a Low-Income Class

July 23, 2013

These free apps can be a real boon to educators in cash-strapped school districts and low income areas. This past year I worked for a public school in New Orleans.  More than 80% of my students received free or reduced lunch and the school in general was under-resourced compared to the average U.S. public school […]

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Measured Results Demonstrate Enhanced Learning Outcomes in the Flipped Classroom

May 12, 2013

Teacher and Administrator James Szoka shares empirical evidence demonstrating improved learning outcomes in the flipped classroom. Flipped Learning Model Yields Higher Grades in High School Math Course While an administrator at a rural secondary school district in America, with the poverty level at about 65% free and reduced lunch (an indicator of the level of […]

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4 Exciting Automated Solutions for Student Retention and Persistence

January 27, 2013

These powerful applications provide institutions with additional tools to help their students stay on track and complete their diplomas and degrees. Student retention and persistence rates are of crucial importance to educational institutions. One look at retention rates proves why: the ACT Institutional Data File reports that in 2012, only 55.5 percent of students returned […]

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Learning About the Use of Media Servers in Education

January 20, 2013

What is a Media Server and how are schools using them? From time to time I come across the mention of “media servers” and find myself wanting to better understand this technology and how it being used in meeting the needs of educational institutions. This weekend I decided to do some investigating. Here I share […]

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Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out

December 16, 2012

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can Work Well When Approached Properly. Since I wrote the controversial post, “5 Reasons Why BYOD is a Bad Idea” over the summer, and received such strong push back on the concerns I noted, I’ve been looking forward to learning about sharing ways in which schools have addressed some of […]

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