Monthly Archives: Feb 2015

Blended Learning, Devices, Guest Post, IT Specialists, Teaching

Are iPads the Best Educational Tool?

iPad-for-education Guest Post By: Dan Cooke, IT Director for Kalamazoo Christian Schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan

At Kalamazoo Christian Schools we have been in the process of answering that question as we have adopted, implemented, and now evaluated a 1:1 iPad program utilizing more than 600 iPads within our district for our middle school and high school students (approximately 460 students in grades 5-12) and their teachers.

Like many others who are venturing down the path of adopting some kind of 1:1 program, we have learned some lessons along the way.

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Blended Learning, Online Learning, Teaching

Training Teachers to Teach Online – Professional Development Course

Learn-Online-EducationChristian Schools International has completed a pilot of the course “Building a Blended Course.” During this eight-week course, teachers and administrators gleaned useful materials that allow them to create their own blended unit, taking their top-notch curriculum into the digital age. They were then able to use it immediately within the courses that they teach. It was such a success, it’s being offered again! This course was created by Christian Schools International and developed by online learning specialists at The Learning Well.

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Devices, Teaching, Webinars

Lessons Learned – 1:1 Technology at Unity Christian – Webinar Re-Cap

MacbookWebinar Presenter: Karl Kaemingk, IT Director from Unity Christian School in Iowa

For schools investing in the future of online learning, 1:1 computing allows each student to use a school-provided laptop or tablet to access the internet, digital course materials, and digital textbooks. Starting 1:1 courses can be a transforming educational experience that requires constant maintenance and reflection. Learn how Unity Christian in Orange City, Iowa, arrived at its current implementation.  Discover what the school is doing to keep their 1:1 program on track.

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Guest Post, Online Learning, Sevenstar

Integrating Biblical Principles in Online Courses

bible_laptopGuest Post By: Michael Arnold (Biblical Integration Specialist at Sevenstar)

At Sevenstar, our mission and vision drive us to partner with parents, schools, and Christian organizations like Christian Schools International to make disciples of Jesus Christ through the ministry of education. Biblically integrating our courses enables us to accomplish that mission.

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