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Afternoon Announcements: August 28, 2012

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August 28, 2012 09:25 pm

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Woo, these announcements were a long time coming this afternoon. Let’s keep it short but sweet today, shall we?

Today’s announcements revolve around a new report from Education Week titled “Schools Open Doors To New E-Learning Rules.” This report includes a number of articles that digital and e-learning mavens will find interesting. Here are some of the articles for your consideration:

New Laws, Programs Expand E-Learning Options” describes state efforts to expand choices for students outside of their school building.

Digital Advocacy Group Wields Policy Influence” focuses on Digital Learning Now, an educational technology advocacy group that has released report cards on states’ progress toward promoting and implementing digital learning.

Educators Evaluate ‘Flipped Classrooms’” speaks with a number of educators about the benefits and challenges of the “flipped classroom,” that is, classrooms where lectures or other media teach the day’s lesson to children at home and then they apply the lesson collaboratively or independently in the classroom. Some suggestions for effective flipping are also offered.

That’s it from us for today, but be sure to check out the rest of the report’s articles, and stop in with us tomorrow as well!

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