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3 practices that support innovation

Don't let the headline mislead you: This story won't tell you how to innovate. Still, being open and willing to take a risk or two can put your…

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4 questions every tech leader should answer

As schools continuously work to construct digital learning plans that will help transform teaching and learning, it is essential that school technology leaders are updated with the latest…

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How gaming is reshaping the way museums teach

The success of most video games is measured by how fun they are. Not so the games of New York's American Museum of Natural History. Here, if a game…

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5 steps to better early childhood tech use

Closing the digital divide has been a constant challenge as technology tools and use become more prevalent in schools. Now, research shows that developing early technology skills can…

5 must-watch TED Talks

The nonprofit Technology, Education and Design (TED) is “devoted to spreading ideas,” according to its mission statement. How does it do that? By recording and posting various talks on…

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School libraries urged to embrace the digital–cautiously

Technology might make some parts of libraries obsolete--but librarians won't be among them, panelists contended at the annual Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio, which drew 7,200…

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8 technology tips from top district leaders

When it comes to school technology, having a plan—and having strong leaders to guide that plan—are two of the most important steps to success, according to the 2014…

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10 follow-worthy education blogs

Education blogs are one of the top ways to learn about new educational technologies, trends, and classroom practices. Sometimes, learning from the perspective of other teachers, administrators, and…

Around the Web

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites,…

The Best Job in America Isn’t One Most High Schoolers Dream About

Sorry, teens. It looks like the best job in America is one you probably won't like very much: being a mathematician, PolicyMic reports. But you might want to…

Georgia sets out to build a better teacher

How do you build a better teacher? That’s the question Georgia has spent four years and millions of Race to the Top dollars trying to answer, the Atlanta…

10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt

A little bit of technology doesn’t change much, TeachThought reports. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz…

Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren’t Expecting

There are now nearly one billion "Place Pins" on Pinterest, the company said in an email Monday. And with that announcement, Pinterest moves one step closer to becoming…

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Persistence vs. retention

Student persistence. Student retention. These terms are used daily in higher education, often interchangeably. Are they really the same thing? According to Hagedorn (2005), the National Center for Education…

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How to Make Flipped Learning Work

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Reinventing the Classroom

Technology holds great promise to transform teaching and learning: It allows for more personalized instruction, higher levels of student engagement, and instant assessment of students’ skills—giving educators real-time…

Transforming Language Instruction

A growing number of K-12 leaders believe that exposure to world languages and culture—even at a very early age—is critical to students’ competitiveness in the 21st century. But…

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher…

Choosing the Right Devices for Your Schools

iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, Android devices, or Windows 8 tablets: School leaders today have a wide variety of mobile learning options to choose from. When rolling out a digital learning…

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Site offers free digital citizenship tools

Today’s kids may be growing up in an interconnected world, but they need to be taught how to be good cyber citizens and use technology wisely. To help…

Resource blends science and daily life

Opening young minds to the wonders of science with a unique online resource center, Discovery Education and 3M created Science of Everyday Life, an online destination for teachers,…