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Easel.ly

Infographics are a great way to visually represent your data so it is easily understandable by all. ISC has been creating more than a few infographics lately, which can take some time to create.  I was thinking there must be an easier and less time intensive way to create an infographic for those of us who are not graphic designers.  With this in mind, I found Easel.ly, a Web 2.0 tool that makes infographic creation as easy as dragging and dropping. This free tool is in beta so the creators are still improving it, but it already has many features that will help you quickly create and share your infographic.  Here's a sample infographic below:



Virtual Schools Symposium 2012

The Virtual Schools Symposium highlights the cutting-edge work in K-12 blended and online education across the country. It is the only national conference focused solely on K-12 online and blended learning in such a comprehensive way, and the highest-level practitioners and policy-makers seeking to develop e-learning programs within educational institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and abroad are in attendance.  This year the focus was on "Inventing the Future of Learning"  with Keynotes from Stacey Childress, Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and John White, Louisiana Superintendent of Education.  Here are some key points from their keynotes that we can keep in mind as we work on our on blended learning projects:


Stacey Childress, Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 Biggest trend over the next decade on the future of educationFocus over the last few years Student centered personalized learning as a lever for …