Alabama’s Digital Learning Story
February 1, 2012, marked the first ever Digital Learning Day! It was national event and the National Town Hall meeting featured U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski. Creating a day to focus on digital learning uniting states across the country allowed schools, teachers and students to embrace the digital age of […]
Forget What You’ve Learned About Learning
Recently I read the most intriguing article. I love learning new things and especially hearing something from a different perspective. At SmarterServices we believe in lifelong learning and this article by GeekDad really spoke to the whole idea that we should always be learning and sometimes we need to examine how we actually learn. For […]
Online Student Retention
Retention is not a new concept but in the online arena it has been getting a lot more attention over the past two years. As many schools continue to grow their online course offerings, student readiness for alternative learning environments remains an issue of concern. Many schools are working hard to help students get in […]
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. A crusader made of true character and conviction. Happy Birthday, MLK! “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Engaging Underperforming Students
I love this video and system of engaging underperforming students. Check out what Cochrane Collegiate Academy is doing with their teachers and students. Be inspired to try new things and make an impact for your students.
The Filter Bubble
Does the web broaden our horizons by providing us access to information about people, foreign lands, rare diseases, and new philosphies? Are we becoming more well rounded through our Google searches OR are we building our biases and strengthening our own preferences? I read an interesting article this week that really made me reflect on […]
How to Fascinate Your Students and Others
Something to get you thinking about in the new year. How do you FASCINATE others? Join Dr. Marina Kostina, of Argosy University and learn how to use those triggers to get your message to others. To learn more go to effectiveonlineteaching.com.
Digital Learning Day is Right Around the Corner
What is Digital Learning Day? “Digital Learning Day is a culminating event in a year-round national awareness campaign to improve teaching and learning for all children”, a place to start a conversation, try one new thing, or showcase a success! Digital learning is part of everything we do. Technology facilitates our vacations, shopping, banking, and […]