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Trends in K-12 Digital Learning

Posted by Debbora Woods on 6/30/15 8:00 AM

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Hot off the press! We're excited to share our new K-12 Digital Trends Report released by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow.

 

And we've written a blog post that showcases the 2015 Speak Up key findings of digitial learning in an easy-to-read infographic. Here's a sneak peek:

  • 45% of district administrators say their implementation of blended learning is already achieving positive results
  • 61% of students say they collaborate more with their classmates as a result of using technology to support their learning
  • 53% of teachers in blended classrooms say their students are more motivated to learn

 

Check out the rest of this informative infographic today>>

Topics: blended learning, Project Tomorrow, Digital Trends


Webinar - Global Community Engagement for K-12 Students: Lessons from Greenleaf

Posted by Debbora Woods on 4/7/15 9:00 AM

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Communities can be as small as a family and close friends or as large as the whole world. Children today are inheriting our global world where they can interact and work with people nearly anywhere. In this webinar, learn about the free Greenleaf Program, an online virtual community with students halfway around the world, that will give your students a unique insight into children and culture. Each participating Greenleaf classroom in the U.S. is paired with a classroom in China. The program is entirely free for U.S. teachers and includes bilingual support, the classroom matching service, an online platform, and curriculum.

Presenter Pamela Livingston has interviewed U.S. Greenleaf teachers, synthesized interviews with Chinese teachers, and traveled to Beijing. She will be speaking about why understanding a larger community helps broaden students' perspectives of other people and cultures, and what important and deep lessons are learned when they get to know students in China who are learning along with them.

Join us on Wednesday, April 22, at 4:00 pm EDT for this live, interactive session to find out how you can provide global community engagement for your own K-12 students with the Greenleaf Program. Pamela will field questions from attendees after her presentation.

Register Today >>

Topics: collaborative learning, blended learning, cultural exchange, Greenleaf


We need U.S. classrooms to participate in cultural exchange!

Posted by Pamela Livingston on 1/15/15 9:00 AM

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Schoolwires Greenleaf is a unique program offering a cultural exchange between U.S. classrooms and students in China. Teachers that have participated in the program share highly positive feedback on their experiences collaborating with sister classrooms in China. The program uses the Greenleaf online platform and curriculum, all supported through our bilingual staff. We are always seeking U.S. teachers ready to provide their students with this exciting cultural experience.

Apply Today!

Questions? Visit the Greenleaf webpage or contact Pamela Livingston at pamela.livingston@schoolwires.com

Topics: collaborative learning, blended learning, cultural exchange


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