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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…

How-to

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…

How-to

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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Teacher ditches grades to help students

Lake County, Fla. teacher Lynn Barrett's young students chatter softly while huddled in groups over their iPads as they explain the cause and effect of events in a…

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College Board unveils changes in SAT that make test more practical

It might be fair to describe the major changes that are coming in 2016 to the nation's most-recognizable college-admissions test, the SAT, as "intense." In fact, understanding how the…

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New software gives teachers more control over student devices

The lines are blurring between mobile device management (MDM) and classroom management software, as both now offer some classroom-level control over students’ mobile devices.…

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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…

Around the Web

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…

Why Doesn’t the New York Times Understand the Controversy Over Common Core?

In story after story, the New York Times consistently misses the essence of the controversy surrounding Common Core, Diane Ravitch writes in the Huffington Post. Sunday's New York…

The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite of the Usual Way

The renowned Mexican author Carlos Fuentes once remarked that America’s monolingualism is a great paradox: We’re the dominant world power, yet also the world’s most linguistically isolated one,…

What happens when public-school students are promised a college education

In 2005, the school board in Kalamazoo, Mich., unveiled a radical offer that's since been celebrated, studied and mimicked across the United States: Anonymous donors there had pledged…

Photo Series Captures The Part Of A Teacher’s Day You Never See

It is the calm after the storm, the Huffington Post reports. After the last school bell rings and rowdy children shuffle out, teachers are left with a few…

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How to support faculty developing online and flipped courses

In an ideal world, we would all have custom, personalized support standing at the ready to provide just-in-time response to our need for guidance and support. Wouldn’t it…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…