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I am pleased to announce that today Sibling Group Holdings is now a new company named Global Personalized Academics (GPA). GPA (www.gpacademics.com) is a virtual and classroom learning company dedicated to helping students across the globe transform the way they learn.
GPA’s founding CEO is Julie Young. Our paths have…Continue
By now you probably have heard the story of Sugata Mitra. If not watch his inspiring TED speech. He believes that information technology enables a new style of learning, and we should embrace it. Research is…Continue
"There is a revolution under way driven by Moore’s Law (for price performance of computer processing power) and Metcalfe’s Law (the power of networked intelligence) that is changing the competitive landscape and redefining literacy. Those individuals who take advantage of this revolution and gain a comfortable fluency and literacy with these new interfaces will appear superhuman to…Continue
The following press release was announced earlier today. Regardless of whether or when this joining of forces is finalized, existing blendedschools.net schools using our Language Institute, professional development, support services, and learning technologies will experience a smooth continuation in services. All Blendedschools.net staff will have the opportunity to continue in their existing positions. Our Blackboard system, Canvas system, BSN Cloud, BSN Tube, BSN Share and all of our…Continue
How can Teachers Prepare Kids to a Connected World? "In an effort to change how American schools think about teaching, Jenkins’ team developed a strategy called PLAY (Participatory Learning and You) to explain the exploratory and experimental approach to teaching they think students…Continue
Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption "We need to recognize the fact that our education system is NOT BROKEN but has simply become OBSOLETE. It no longer meets the needs of the present and future generation." Includes suggestions on how to reverse obsolescence.Continue
In preparation for our upcoming MOOC Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation, Mark Radcliffe and Dan Lucas asked me to share some of the resources that helped me formulate my perspective about blended…Continue
I am energized by our online Jubilee on April 11. blendedschools.net has provided key services for transforming schools for 10 years, and it's time to celebrate! All day long, we are hosting live online presentations by exemplary educators at our member schools. Look at all these great presentations.
blendedschools.net was a finalist for a Wave II funding. blendedschools.net is not eligible to be a principal investigator for a Next Generation Learning Challenge Wave III grant. As you may know, Wave III is profoundly different. If you have not read the RFP in entirety, here is a synopsis:
Rolling Deadline: Wave IIIa will accept applications on a rolling-application basis starting October 5,…