Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Can the Khan Academy help to find the next Einstein?

Source: Psychology Today, Dec 2012 our vision for the future is that everyone will be able to learn at their own pace and it should be competency based.  I can imagine a world where there are students who want to go deep and go fast and they’re getting it at a deep level and they’re …

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RocketShip Education Shares its Lessons

Source: PBS, Dec 2012 Rocketship’s seven schools are among the top-performing low-income schools in California. Once open, they operate entirely with public funding. … it all starts with high expectations. JUDY LAVI, teacher, Rocketship Mosaic Elementary: I have someone in my classroom almost every single day, sometimes every other day, giving me feedback and just …

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Harvard Law School offers Free Online Class

Source: The National Law Journal, Dec 2012 Harvard Law School is accepting applications for its first online course via edX—a new online education venture between six leading universities. The 12-week copyright course begins on January 28 and will be open to 500 students. Applications for a spot in the free class, taught by William Fisher III, …

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Creating a Portfolio (as opposed to compiling a transcript)

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec 2012 <by using FLVS to accelerate through required courses, SWOTS.School students will then have more time to explore creative pursuits that help them build their portfolios> Say you’re an employer considering a job candidate. Under “systems thinking,” the applicant’s badge portfolio would include some of the UC-Davis courses he’s …

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To Prepare for Tomorrow, Be Human

Source: Sys-Con media website, Dec 2012 (from an Intel Futurist) How do we prepare ourselves and our children for a future where we are surrounded by ever-increasing intelligent machines? What skills will we need in a future where computers do tasks originally performed by people? There are two skills that computers will have a really …

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Tour of FL Virtual School's Algebra Course

Source: FLVS website The online course tour provides a feel of the online course experience.  The following are snapshots of the online course tour; please check it out yourself. 

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FLVS has Online Math Courses that meet FL DOE requirements & AP Courses

FLVS offers online Mathematics Courses that Conform to FL State Requirements, and also AP Courses. http://www.flvs.net/Students/Pages/find-course.aspx

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Presentation on Disrupting Independent Study

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Online Learning is Marginally Better than Face-to-Face Instruction

Source: US Department of Education, Sep 2010 Excerpt of the Abstract Related Analysis: Oregon State University website, Jan 2011

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OCPS Enrollment Summary

Source: OCPS website, Dec 2012 (click on the image for the source doc  – charter school enrollment is at the end) If the link doesn’t work, please try this OCPS webpage HERE.

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