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Classroom technology: The numbers edition

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
July 8th, 2016

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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week, we’re focusing a bit on numbers. How many strategies can you apply to encourage teacher innovation? Do you know how many apps there are to help teach students with autism? And what’s changing for today’s CTOs? And what tools can help you implement formative assessment?

Read on for more:

5 keys to encouraging teacher innovation
Change is hard. How can you get reluctant teachers to embrace change and try new innovations in teaching with technology? At ISTE 2016, popular ed-tech speaker Jennie Magiera shared several strategies for doing just that—turning those “yes, but…” objections into “what if…” adventures.
5 things changing today’s CTO role
Chief technology officers (CTOs) in school districts juggle any number of demands relating to IT support, technology integration into classroom instruction, and future district technology plans. But as technology changes, and as the needs of students and teachers change, so does the role of the CTO.
6 tools for real formative assessment
As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time.
5 ways technology can be useful for autistic learners
A tech researcher shares pros and cons for using devices with autistic learners — and draws from her own experience.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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