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What’s happening #OnTheFly


• Kristin Lock

Here is a roundup of what’s been happening #OnTheFly this week along with an easy way to share your favorites with your social media circles:

On Monday, Nathan Martin wrote a piece exploring how digital learning plays an important role in putting the student at the center of education.

To Share:

While there’s no one silver bullet, @ExcelinEd shares how @DigLearningNow is working to put students at the center http://bit.ly/1syTLEf

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed SB 850 into law and on Tuesday we released a one pager helping to explain what exactly that bill means for families. Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts are now a reality for Florida!

To Share:

What’s a PLSA? Learn more and hear what folks are saying about them in this @ExcelinEd roundup: http://bit.ly/1sCzqhl

In addition, On Tuesday, Sara Clements wrote a fantastic piece highlighting the concerns and needed actions to reform the teacher prep system in America.

To Share:

Sara Clements of @ExcelinEd says reforming the teacher prep program in America will take a comprehensive approach. http://bit.ly/1wsGICP

On Wednesday, Adam Peshek (Florida State Alum) saw a piece on ESPN highlighting the Florida State Football Team (National Champs!) and how they were using technology to better their game. He wrote a piece #OnTheFly sharing how the same lessons used at FSU could be integrated into brick and mortar classrooms across the country.

To Share

ESPN, FSU National Championship, and Digital Learning; Check out this piece #OnTheFly from @ExcelinEd: http://bit.ly/1sF1vEA

Thursday, John Bailey wrote: “Since 1997, the E-Rate program has provided financial support to connect schools and libraries to the Internet. And, thanks to the program, nearly every school in the United States now has at least basic Internet access. Unfortunately, most schools do not have the broadband capacity to support the digital curricular materials, online and blended learning programs, and online assessments that are required to place our students at the center of a ‘networked world.'” He goes on to share how the FCC can play a role in supporting the vision of supporting a student-centered vision.

To Share

Learn how the @FCC #Erate reforms can keep students at center of education in this #OnTheFly post from @ExcelinEd: http://bit.ly/1sId3XA

Also on Thursday, we shared a new video from Governor Jeb Bush reflecting on the 15th Anniversary of the A+ Plan For Education. This plan began a systemic transformation that now serves as a model for raising student achievement.

To Share

Video from @ExcelinEd and @JebBush; Reflections on the 15th anniversary of the A+ Plan for Education http://bit.ly/1wBUMty


About the author


Kristin Lock

kristin@excelined.org