The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
September 9th, 2016

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

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

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

Read on for more:

How to sharpen your students’ digital skills
Today, the digital skills K-12 students need to succeed both in school and after graduation have become complex. As classroom technology has shifted from typing classes and simple learning games to tablets and online class blogs, the range of essential student skills goes far beyond those halcyon days of simple reading, writing, and arithmetic.

6 ways school leaders can transform teaching
U.S. education can migrate to a system that supports teaching, drives learning, and gives all students a strong foundation, according to a new report from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.

5 innovative tech initiatives happening in schools today
As the school year gets underway across the nation, many schools and districts are launching new technology initiatives and programs designed to improve teaching and learning.

Here’s how invention and entrepreneurship fit into STEM education
A movement to instill invention, innovation and entrepreneurial skills in today’s students is growing across the nation. The STEMIE Coalition aims to impact youth invention and entrepreneurship by acting as an umbrella organization for 600 K-12 youth groups across the U.S. and sharing best practices, evaluating programs and offering national data around invention and entrepreneurship efforts.

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

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