Tag Archives | Teaching and Learning

How to get “High Flyers” Back on Top

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute grabbed headlines a few weeks back when the organization released a new study that showed that the highest-achieving  or “high flyer” middle school students lose ground in high school. About 30 percent of students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher on a math exam in sixth grade fell […]

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What Students Want

Our RSS feeds are chock-full of articles about how to change the public education system. It’s a vigorous and often passionate debate. Yet students, the people who are most affected by these discussions, are not part of the conversation. That’s why “Five things students say they want from education,” published by eSchool News last week caught […]

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Add Online Tutoring to Your Blended Learning Mix

We enjoyed reading two great posts from Tom Vander Ark over the past few days.  One article focused on extending the school day  in the Huffington Post and the other showed why teachers love blended learning in edReformer.   As an organization that has been delivering education technology solutions for a decade, we know how powerful […]

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On Demand Tutoring Works

Targeted, Instant Tutoring makes the Grade for Students and Parents More and more families than ever before are looking for additional resources and support for their children to help them do better in school, increase their confidence and improve their grades. The increasingly competitive school environment of standardized testing, hours of homework every night and […]

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Edutopia’s Ten Top Tips for Teaching with New Media

Edutopia has a great document with tips for integrating technology and internet based tools into the classroom. Get it here: http://www.edutopia.org/ten-top-tips These tips include using iGoogle customized homepages for students and using Wordle.net to create word clouds. It mentions making online surveys with Survey Monkey though I personally prefer using Google Docs spreadsheets to create online […]

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