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    Clearing Browser Cache

    By: Valora Hodges What does clearing my browser history actually do and why does Idaho Digital Learning technical support always ask me to clear it when I’m having issues with things loading in my class? Web browsers like Firefox and Chrome have a special storage folder on your computer called a cache.  In the cache folder […]

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    Growth Mindset

    By: Jeff Simmons Are you of a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Don’t know the difference? “Mindset” is a term you may hear a lot, lately. For a great read on this topic, check out Carol Dweck’s work, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. A very short summary of the two concepts is this […]

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    Idaho Digital Learning Student Honored with NCWIT Award

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology. This year Idaho Digital Learning is honored to have one of our outstanding students win this prestigious award. Congratulations to Alison Oliphant. Alison has always had a knack […]

  • Rethinking Failure: Let Go of Fear, Embrace Opportunity

    By Theresa Carter I know volumes have been written on this topic, but each time I work with teachers in this organization–whether it’s blended teachers or cohort teachers,  this idea moves to the forefront, so it must need saying again. How can we shift our thinking so as to embrace the barriers in education, and […]

  • Attending iNACOL Symposium 2015

    By Jeff Simmons I recently had a chance to attend the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium. This event is an annual gathering of educators from around the world working in the field of online learning. “Online learning” includes those working in blended learning environments, fully online environments, and everything in between. It’s impressive to […]

  • Reflecting on Reflecting

    iNACOL’S Blended Teacher Competency Framework has four domains: Mindset, Qualities, Adaptive Skills and Technical Skills. In the Adaptive Skills domain, the first competency is Reflection. So, let’s reflect on reflecting. According to the CSU Writing Studio, “reflection transforms experience into genuine learning about individual values and goals and about larger social issues” and the same […]