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Technical schools expanding to meet new needs

Technical schools’ reputations, and enrollments, are changing In one of the newest and fastest-growing secondary schools in Chester County, teacher Katie Smith was demonstrating proper technique to 16-year-old…

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Renowned education system has a flip side: ingrained cheating

The voice that answers the number posted on the online ad is polished, confident: No one will suspect anything, he says. The gadget has never failed. A college senior,…

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iPad curation: Learning to appreciate beauty

Like most of us, instructional technology specialist Daniel Callahan isn’t a big fan of most of the eMail he receives, but on occasion he receives a message in…

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Could mobile tech training boost achievement?

A new study reveals that providing mobile training to teachers could have positive results It’s no secret that mobile technology is a powerful tool that connects students and…

Google for Education is a technology trend to watch!

There is a tidal wave called Google focused on the education market like I've never seen before. Developers at Google are not only giving Google Apps to K12 schools…

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Three critical requirements to transform virtual schools

Full-time, online public schools originated as alternatives to traditional education approaches and were even bandied about as ways to revolutionize the learning paradigm. Now, they too are in…

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Five new ed-tech innovations for schools

Products that make it easier for teachers to control students’ tablet computers and leave notes within the margins of online lessons are among the latest ed-tech innovations we’re…

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Mobile 101: Know before you go

In the Township High School District 214 in Illinois, mobile technology use is expanding each year through a series of pilots proposed and supported by classroom teachers. The district…

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Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’

There he goes again, the Washington Post reports. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at…

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today — in 2014

When New York City hosted The World’s Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder…

Gates’ ed-tech nonprofit inBloom folds over data privacy worries

It turns out parents and school districts are skeptical about companies that want to collect large amounts of data on their children, Venture Beat reports. Shocker. Faced with…

My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation

Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene, The Atlantic reports. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones…

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzzwords: “game-based learning” and “gamification” are pervading headlines in education coverage, Mind/Shift reports. Video games have always been popular with kids, but…

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Why STEM needs a community to succeed

Washington, DC -- When journalist Judy Woodruff was in college, she wanted to be a mathematician, but a professor discouraged her from pursuing math as a career. "He thought…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…

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Here’s how youth can connect with education, job opps

Here’s how youth can connect with education, job opps

Microsoft's updated YouthSpark Hub gives students a personalized experience as they search for educational opportunities. …

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…