Resources to Support Online Learning for K-12 Students

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Seven Attributes of Successful Online Learners

Agencies and Associations

  • Michigan Learns Online (MLO) - The MLO Teaching & Learning Online site provides resources and access to free online high school courses. For teachers who want to learn to teach online in a blended or 100% online format, the site also offers training opportunities.
  • Michigan Learns Online Portal - Student, teacher, parent resources for K-12 online opportunities and programs. Provided through collaborative efforts between MDE, GISD and REMC Association of Michigan.
  • The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) - iNACOL is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. This site includes research reports, discussion forums, and event listings.

Research and Best Practices

State-run Public Online Schools

Other Online Schools

Collections of Online Courses

Collections of Online Course Enhancements

  • HippoCampus - a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
  • Curriki - online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to benefit teachers and students around the world.
  • Kahn Academy - over 1600 instructional videos in math, science, history and economics The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks in conversational style especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
  • cK-12 FlexBooks - free, standards-aligned digital textbooks

Free Resources to Enhance Learning in Any Environment

Articles and Blog Posts

  • Social Networking as a Tool for Student and Teacher Learning- Online social networking includes much more than Facebook and Twitter. It is any online use of technology to connect people, enable them to collaborate with each other, and form virtual communities.
  • Technology Integration Isn't About Technology-School-based technology specialist Patrick Ledesma suggests in this blog that Apple's success is partly attributed to its belief that technology is best used to enhance one's quality of life. Ledesma says teachers should apply this philosophy in the classroom by using technology tools to enhance the learning experience for students. He advises schools to consider how the latest and greatest gadgets will be used to improve learning before purchasing them.

Copyright Considerations

Other Resources Shared During the Wayne RESA Teaching and Learning Online Sessions