Using Technology To Improve Student Learning: The Flipped Classroom - A free, 3-week, online micro-course for educators

April 29, 2014


Imagine having more class time with your students. Having students watch lectures outside of class would provide more opportunities to incorporate student-centered activities in class.  Many educators are flipping their classes by having students watch their lectures at home (traditionally done in class) and having students do their “homework” (traditionally done at home) in class. This inverting of instructional methods is called flipped learning. Virtually unknown a few years ago, flipped learning is now gaining attention at the secondary and university levels. Several medical/health professional schools are examining the flipped learning concept and many high schools are already using this method. Recently, the National Science Foundation awarded a half-million dollar grant exploring Case Studies and the Flipped Classroom for developing flipped methods in undergraduate biology curriculum.

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Anywhere, Anytime Learning

April 27, 2014

Prince William County Schools’ Virtual High School program offers students the flexibility needed to achieve their individual goals. 

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A Report on EDUPUB2: A Workshop on Digital Publishing for Education

February 21, 2014

by Dr. Robert Godwin-Jones

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Three Chalkies featured in 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook

October 22, 2013

The annual yearbook released by the Center for Digital Education aims to support and acknowledge educational leaders as they continue to grow their knowledge of digital education. The 2013 CDE Yearbook features 40 K-12 and higher education innovators that have proven their dedication to teaching and learning through technology. This year SoftChalk had three nominees selected for recognition in the 2014 CDE yearbook for their incredible accomplishments in online education. Walter Barlow, Dr. James Brown, and Dr. James May represent true innovation in the field of digital education. Their creative use of educational technology to improve the quality of their online learning programs has set a unique standard in the future of online learning. Check out the following profiles to learn more about these Innovators in Education!

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Breaking Free from LMS Dependence without Sacrificing Content

October 07, 2013

Written by Richard Smith from Harford Community College eLearning

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When Traditional Schools Just Aren’t Enough – Finding Success Online

September 23, 2013

Written by Susan Oates, Lead Development Coordinator at Gwinnett Online Campus 

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The 21st Century Classroom

June 20, 2013

Today's post is from Renee Citlau, teacher from Anaheim Union High School District.  She won Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Teacher of the Year 2013 Award.  She has experience with teaching online classes and getting students to be engaging through her courses.

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Need More Help with SoftChalk?

June 18, 2013

Help is here for you! There are self-paced video and lesson tutorials that will help you create your eLearning content within minutes.

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Using MOOCs to Build Peer Groups

March 26, 2013

Today's post is from Mark Radcliffe, Director of Professional Development for the Blended Schools Network.

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Teaching Science Totally Online: Hands-On Lab's LabPaqs and SoftChalk's Cloud - Perfect Together

February 06, 2013
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