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Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education

Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

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>>Teacher: So boys and girls, right now what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna log onto the internet, but I know–>>Narrator: The internet has facilitated a whole new world of learning.>>Teacher: Where is Miss Junie to right now?>>Costa Rica.>>Costa Rica, good.>>Narrator: Connecting people and cultures that are worlds apart.>>[singing].>>Narrator: Increasingly, the internet also provides an […]

Emotion in Education: An Interview with Maurice Elias

Emotion in Education: An Interview with Maurice Elias

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>>Social emotional learning started out as I think, a little hobby that some people had. It was an idea that we thought would be a good thing to help kids feel better about themselves and maybe prevent some problems. But as we started to study the impact of this, we began to realize that this […]

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

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>>Susan: The United States spends more money on education than any other country in the world except for Switzerland, and yet we still have these huge disparities in opportunities between kids, and mostly, it’s based on a student’s zip code or what neighborhood they live in. It’s tied to their family background, what kind of […]

Arizona Connections Academy Online School Overview Video

Arizona Connections Academy Online School Overview Video

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[ARIZONA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY SCHOOL LOGO] A tuition-free online public school Meg: Arizona Connections Academy is a free online public school that allows students to have a unique educational opportunity outside the four walls of classroom. Vanessa: Arizona Connections Academy gives me a sort of freedom that you wouldn’t be able to get with traditional public […]

Ask CA #5 – Social Life at Online School?

Ask CA #5 – Social Life at Online School?

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Justin: I’m Justin. Kendra: And I’m Kendra. We go to Connections Academy. Justin: And we’re answering the questions you’ve sent in about going to school online. Kendra: Questions like, “What kind of social life do you have at Connections Academy?” Justin: This came up when we talked to some students. Jane: A friend of mine […]

What is Virtual School + Connections Academy Overview

What is Virtual School + Connections Academy Overview

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So, the other day someone asked me for a recommendation of a good homeschool program. They wanted to find something in which the curriculum was already set, that required minimal supervision, and something where they could actually speak with the teacher regularly. One of the ideas I gave them was to check out Connections Academy. […]

John Oliver Is Wrong on Education | We the Internet TV

John Oliver Is Wrong on Education | We the Internet TV

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On his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did a segment on school segregation. Now, to his credit, he identified a real problem. [OLIVER] Even as our society has grown more diverse, nearly 7,000 schools have the same racial makeup as the audience of your average Tyler Perry movie. And that one white guy […]

One Teacher’s Take: How Holly Mortimer Took Her Teaching Career Online

One Teacher’s Take: How Holly Mortimer Took Her Teaching Career Online

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>>Holly: The objectives for this lesson are to understand the concepts of water scarcity and water shortages.>>I’m Holly Mortimer. I live in Boise, Idaho, and I teach high school online for three different schools, and I work from home.>>I get up about 6:45, 7:00, and I make coffee and get my son up and get […]

The problem with online charter schools

The problem with online charter schools

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Okay. so think back to high school. I know this might be painful, but picture your typical daily schedule. 50-minute blocks, one for each subject: Chemistry, Geometry, English, etc. This is what the school day has looked like for most students in the United States for about the last hundred years, but that’s changing. For […]