Blended Learning Resources

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Building a Cohesive Digital Curriculum with Mixed Devices
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Building a Cohesive Digital Curriculum with Mixed Devices

In this webinar, learn how districts can pioneer new technology to prioritize the skills students need in school and life.

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Nurturing the 4Cs with Creative Research Projects

Teachers are using Frontier to nurture creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in their students.

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Google Apps for Education
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5 Ways to Use Google Apps to Nurture Creativity and Critical Thinking

Learn how your districts can use GAFE to teach 21st century skills.

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How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

Find out how our partner districts are shaping the student-centered tools they use everyday.

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Finding Innovation in Google Apps for Education

How are educators using Google Apps for Education to inspire creativity and critical thinking?

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ELL District Guide
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A District’s Guide to Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

Is your district supporting and challenging English language learners? Download this eBook for tips and best practices for successful ELL instruction.

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 Improving Academic Outcomes for English Language Learners
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Improving Academic Outcomes for English Language Learners

Learn how to improve academic outcomes for ELLs with classroom technology.

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Tapping into Creativity with Student Choice

Read about three opportunities for teaching students how to creatively apply their knowledge.

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Personalized Technology
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Using Personalized Technology to Drive Student Growth

In this webinar with JAMF Software, learn how to streamline differentiation with iPads and an MDM built for educators.

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The Case for Curated Curriculum

Why are districts transitioning to curriculum built upon curated digital content?

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Tackling the Achievement Gap
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Tackling the Achievement Gap with Purposeful Technology

Learn how your district can use classroom tools to narrow the achievement gap.

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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

At ISTE 2016, the conversation centered around these three key topics.

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3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development

3 tips for making sure teacher professional development isn't a waste of your district's time and resources.

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Reinforcing Learning with Synthesis Videos

In this month's featured student video, a 4th grade student makes a KWL chart about dinosaurs.

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How To Prepare Students for Careers of the Future Webinar
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How To Prepare Students for Careers of the Future

Meet Matt Gaven, an innovative principal using project based learning and differentiated lessons to prepare students for the careers of the future.

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Making Project Based Learning Work for Your District

In this webinar recording, learn strategies for successfully bringing project based learning to your district.

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eSpark for ELL
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eSpark for English Language Learners

Learn how eSpark supports ELL students to meet them at their level and give them the instruction and practice they need to succeed.

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Why ELL Populations are so Underserved—and How Districts Can Help

9% of all public school students are English language learners. A bilingual educator explains how we can better meet the needs of ELL students.

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Building a Culture of Innovation

Learn how to boost student engagement with digital content and instructional strategies.

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The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2

In the second part of this interview, two former educators explain why they work in edtech and how student-centered learning can change lives.

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The Importance of Technology in Education

In this interview, two former educators explain why they work in edtech and how student-centered learning can change lives.

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Stopping Summer Learning Loss
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Stopping Summer Learning Loss at Mineola

One of the biggest issues in education is summer learning loss. Learn how Mineola UFSD piloted take-home technology and stopped the summer slide.

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Misinterpreting Grit

Recent research on grit explores the accessibility of achievement, suggesting that anyone can be a high performer with the right resources and support.

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Six Steps to Project Based Learning

Project based learning is attainable for all districts. With this rubric, learn how to implement PBL that meets the needs of every learner.

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The Importance of Family and Parent Involvement in Schools

Studies show that family and parent involvement in schools leads to higher rates of student growth and engagement.

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Finding Inspiration within the League of Innovative Schools

We're honored to partner with districts within the League of Innovative Schools. Take a closer look at how these districts have reimagined learning.

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Growth Mindset Starts with District Leaders

A culture of innovation can transform a district. Here's how school and district leaders can adopt a growth mindset.

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How to Prepare Students for Next Gen Assessments
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How to Prepare Students for Next Generation Assessments

Learn how to use Webb's DOK to prepare students for next generation assessments, college, and career success.

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How Districts Can Inspire Lifelong Learning

How can schools make opportunities for lifelong learning accessible to all students?

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Helping Students Discover the Joy of Learning

How does joy affect academic growth and engagement? Find out why high-fives are an important part of our curriculum.

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iPads in Early Childhood Webinar
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7 Tips to Succeed with iPads in Early Childhood

Watch this previously recorded session to learn 7 tips to develop time effective, developmentally appropriate methods of utilizing iPads in preschool and kindergarten.

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The Benefits of iPads in Early Education

Find out how iPads can inspire a lifelong love of learning in early childhood education.

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College Readiness in Kindergarten with iPad Learning
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College Readiness in Kindergarten with iPad Learning

Hear how a Michigan district is using data and personalized iPad learning to significantly increase the number of students on track for college.

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Understanding Student Engagement

Want to boost engagement in your classroom or district? Check out key takeaways from our interview with an expert in the field.

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Grants and Funding for iPad Programs
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Grants and Funding for your iPad Program

This online guide provides helpful links and information on federal, state, and local grants for your classroom iPad program. Explore the various ways you can make your district's technology vision a reality.

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eSpark and JAMF Software Partner to Transform Learning

Learn how your district can streamline app and device management with this MDM integration.

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10 Tips for Launching a Successful Technology Pilot

Learn how to use Webb's DOK to prepare students for next generation assessments, college, and career success.

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Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act Will Change U.S. Educational Policy

Make sure your district is ready for these key changes in educational policy.

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Protecting Your iPad Investment Webinar
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Protecting Your iPad Investment: From Superintendent to Student

Learn how to avoid common pitfalls to protect your district iPad investment starting on the first day of school.

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Understanding Standardized Assessments That Test Depth of Knowledge

Read this guide to PARCC and Smarter Balanced, the new standardized assessments that test for depth of knowledge.

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Tablets in SPED Webinar
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Tablets in SPED

Watch this previously recorded session to learn how classroom devices can foster social and academic growth in Special Education environments.

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Why Classroom Technology is a Necessity for 21st Century Learning

Three reasons why your district should rethink classroom tools for 21st century students.

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Secret to Successful iPad Integration Webinar
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The Secret to Successful iPad Integration

Watch this recorded webinar to hear secrets to building a successful iPad initiative from administrators at Piedmont City Schools.

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Strengthening Student Engagement in Your District
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Strengthening Student Engagement in Your District

Learn how to boost student engagement with digital content and instructional strategies.

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What Schools Can Expect in iOS 9

Read the key takeaways from Apple's WWDC iOS9 announcement that school technology leaders should know to prep for iPad management changes this fall.

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4 Lesson Plans for College and Career Readiness eBook
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4 Lesson Plan Ideas for Teaching College and Career Readiness

Need some lesson plan ideas? Download this eBook to prepare your students for assessments that test college and career readiness.

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digital differentiation future of education webinar
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Digital Differentiation: The Future of Education

Developing a transformative educational experience that drives academic achievement requires districts to shift their focus onto the student as an individual. Join Director of Product, Alice Locatelli, and Founder & CEO, David Vinca, for this live webinar as they discuss how new technology and student learning preferences are driving the future of education.

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How We Teach Preschool: Respecting the Student and the Teacher

Early childhood education is one of the most important and challenging grade bands. Learn what it takes to teach preschool.

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Trends in Education: What's Next for Blended Learning?

Discover how school districts are adapting to growing trends in education.

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Empower Your Teachers for iPad Success

At Salamanca City Central School District, the recent implementation of iPads in primary grades activated a paradigm shift. Watch this previously recorded webinar with the district superintendent as he discusses successes of the initiative, early challenges, and advice for other districts as they integrate new technology.

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Tackling iPad Deployment: Q&A with a District Technology Director

iPad implementation isn’t an easy task—it takes buy-in and strategic planning across an entire district to ensure a successful rollout. Watch this edition of our District Speaker Series as Technology Director Scott Harris shares how Neosho R-5 School District developed an integrated approach to enhance learning with iPads.

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Classroom iPad Initiative Planning Toolkit

Before taking the plunge and purchasing devices, take the time to build an action plan using our Classroom iPad Initiative Planning Toolkit. Through our experiences helping school districts adopt personalized blended learning, we’ve identified five steps that will help your district set up an exemplary iPad program

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How to Improve Reading Comprehension with Apps

Wondering how to improve reading comprehension in your classroom? Follow these 4 steps to increase your students' success.

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Flipping the Classroom with iPads
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Flipping the Classroom with iPads

Listen as an innovative NY superintendent discusses the unique flipped classroom model used in his district.

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Find a Common Core App eBook
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How to Find a Common Core App eBook

Struggling to find a Common Core app? Download this free eBook with a list of the top 13 apps for middle school math and reading.

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9 Best Apps for Kindergarten and Preschool

Read tips for finding high-quality early childhood apps and the 9 best apps for kindergarten and preschool learners.

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iPad Models for Blended Learning Webinar
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iPad Models for your Blended Learning Initiative

Watch this recently recorded webinar to discover different iPad implementation models, explore the advantages of each, and visualize how iPads could work in your district's K-6 classrooms.

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Sparking the Future of Education

Developing a transformative technological pedagogy to drive student academic achievement requires a fundamental focus on the student as an individual. This white paper by eSpark's Director of Product, Alice Locatelli, discusses how eSpark Learning is developing a unique and strategic approach to optimally educate students.

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Leveraging iPads and eSpark in your Federal Grant Proposal

Writing a federal grant proposal can be a very tedious, long-winded process. To help you jumpstart your grant writing, we've created a comprehensive ebook that outlines exactly how eSpark aligns to the regulations of Title I with easy to understand examples to help you prepare the perfect grant proposal.

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9 Ways to Enhance Your iPad Program
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9 Ways to Enhance your iPad Program in 2015

Whether you’re in your second semester or second year of iPad learning, now is the perfect time to evaluate the effectiveness of your program and identify potential for growth. Watch this webinar to learn 9 ways to take your district's iPad program to the next level in 2015.

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Student Engagement in Educational Apps

New data is enabling educators to take the app selection process several steps further. This white paper by eSpark's Director of Learning Design & Analytics, Maya Lopuch, describes how eSpark Learning is using a unique database of student sentiment to identify highly engaging iPad apps.

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5 Common Mistakes When Deploying iPads in Schools
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5 Common Mistakes When Deploying iPads in Schools

During this webinar, learn common mistakes to avoid when deploying iPads in your district.

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How to bring characters to life on the iPad
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How to Bring Characters to Life on the iPad

In this short video, learn a few ways teachers can use the iPad to help students bring story characters to life.

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Best iPad Apps for Special Education

Check out the 12 best iPad apps for special education students to use in your classrooms this fall.

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blended learning models online guide
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Blended Learning Classroom Models

This online guide features five different blended learning models for using iPads in the classroom. Explore best practices, teaching strategies, and results of each classroom model from eSpark's featured partner districts across the country.

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Personalizing Learning in Blended Classrooms Webinar
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Personalizing Learning in Blended Classrooms

Watch this recorded session with UCS Superintendent, Dr. Christine Johns, as she shares how her Michigan district implemented and expanded its highly successful blended learning program.

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how to use iPads for digital research video
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How to Use iPads for Digital Research

In this short video, former teacher, Carrie Conover, describes an approach to help organize the digital research process for your students. Using our free, easy-to-use digital research template, teachers can maximize the use of their classroom iPads, encourage collaboration, and oversee the students' sourcing.

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School iPad Program Helpful Hints Webinar
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21 Helpful Hints for Your School iPad Program

Watch this previously recorded session to get advice for your school's iPad porgram on everything from easy device setup to effective training methods to measuring student success.

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The Effects of Educational Apps on Student Achievement and Engagement

We’ve seen how kids light up when they explore a new app, but, until now, we’ve never had hard proof that an educational app was really improving student learning. In this white paper, eSpark's Director of Learning Design & Analytics and former Harvard education researcher, Maya Lopuch, carefully documents how using an iPad in the classroom impacts students’ achievement.

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4 Steps for an Effective iPad Program
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4 Steps for an Effective iPad Program

Learn 4 steps district leaders can take to activate a successful iPad program.

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Using iPads to Increase Productivity in Elementary Education

Because of it's interactive capabilities and rich content library, the iPad has developed into a powerful educational tool to provide a variety of advantages to enhance elementary school education. Learn more about these advantages and how you can use them to promote productivity in your classroom.

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Gamification of Education

Join Senior Learning Design Architect, Maren McMullan, and Director of Learning Design & Analytics, Maya Lopuch, as they share why gamification has tremendous potential in the education space and how it can be used to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students.

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Unpacking the Common Core with iPad Apps: Middle School Edition
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Unpacking the Common Core with iPad Apps: Middle School Edition

Watch this previously recorded session to find the best apps for middle school students that are Common Core-aligned and highly engaging.

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Behavior Management Strategies with Special Education Apps

Learn more about the most effective special educaton apps and strategies for tackling behavior management challenges teachers face in the classroom everyday.

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Transforming Classrooms with Technology Webinar webinar

Transforming Classrooms with Technology: Q&A with an Innovative Administrator

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Todd Keruskin shares how Elizabeth Forward School District uses iPads to personalize curriculum, empower students to succeed, and extend learning beyond the school walls in his Apple Distinguished District.

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Differentiating Learning with iPads
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Differentiating Learning with iPads

Learn how both remedial and high achieving students in Illinois succeeded with personalized iPad learning.

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Success with 1:1 iPads
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Success with 1:1 iPads

During this recorded webinar, learn what happened when a California district launched and expanded a 1:1 iPad initiative.

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