Shanna Peeples, high school English teacher at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, was recently named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. As part of Teacher Appreciation Month we had the pleasure of interviewing Shanna about what motivates and challenges her as a teacher. Thank you Shanna for allowing us to share your […]
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You asked, and we listened. DevCon is back by popular demand: July 20-21 in Washington, DC. Registration is open now. DevCon is the mother of all edtech conferences—where IT leaders, system administrators, and developers learn and share ways to advance education through technology. This year’s theme is Integrating Blackboard with Your Enterprise. And here are […]
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Last year, we announced a new partnership with Pearson to better support K-12 learners, teachers, and schools. Over the past year we’ve been working together to improve the integration and flow of data between your Blackboard products and Pearson’s leading K-12 student information system (SIS). We focused first on Blackboard Connect then turned our focus […]
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Catherine Caine, 25-year veteran of education and 2nd grade teacher at Waikiki Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii was one of the nominees for the National Teacher of the Year award. For Teacher Appreciation Month we had the pleasure of talking to Catherine Caine about what inspires her, the techniques she uses for personalizing education, and […]
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We’re gassing up the bus and getting our favorite road-trip playlists ready for the Blackboard Never Stop Learning Tour. OK, so we don’t actually get to travel in a luxury bus like rock stars and pro athletes. But we do get to bring Blackboard leaders, partners, and product experts to destinations around the country for […]
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When one teacher in upstate New York used Blackboard to introduce a unit about owls to a group of fourth graders, not only were students excited, she had a successful lesson plan for future years. Using the Blackboard Mashup tool, she discovered interesting video content about owls, and easily added it to her lesson plan. […]
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After celebrating the third anniversary of our acquisition of Moodlerooms and NetSpot, and welcoming Remote-Learner UK in our family, I am thrilled to share with you more news that further solidifies our commitment to open source. Today, we are pleased to announce the release of Snap, our revolutionary Moodle theme, to the community. Why revolutionary? […]
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Ann Marie Corgill, fourth grade teacher at Cherokee Bend Elementary School in Alabama, was named one of four 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we interviewed Ann Marie about what inspires her as a teacher, best practices she uses in the classroom, and her take on digital learning and parent involvement. […]
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Kathy Nimmer was named one of four 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists for her work as a 10th grade English, creative writing and senior composition teacher at William Henry Harrison High School in Indiana. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we interviewed Kathy about what inspires her as a teacher, best practices she uses in […]
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The growth of blended learning in K-12 has sparked significant interest for educators everywhere. Across the nation, schools and districts are receiving grants and implementing pilot programs for blended environments. A recent CNN article covered a blended learning environment that has not only been very successful with students, but also a more affordable way to […]
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