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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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Generous prizes lure international ed-tech startups

From April 23-25, more than 100 hundred ed-tech startups from two dozen countries will compete in Amsterdam for $35,000. Sanoma, a Finnish media company, is hosting the contest to…

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5 Reasons Why Girls (and Boys) Should Consider a Career in IT

Having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, and been the only female in the room on many occasions, I can say with some certainty that…

For Students, Social Media Is Now A Matter Of Identity

Pretend for a moment you are a college admissions officer at a prestigious institution, teachthought reports. Facing a large stack of applications, the shuffle of papers and pecking…

How, after 60 years, Brown v. Board of Education succeeded — and didn’t

The 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling is almost upon us and it’s a good time to take a look at…

4 elements of successful learning we can learn from online games

In her spectacular TED Talk " Gaming can make a better world" researcher and game developer Dr. Jane McGonigal talked about four important features that make gamers spend…

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…

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Understanding the symbolism of digital badges

Washington, DC -- Kyle Bowen, director of education technology at Pennsylvania State University, said he thinks credentials, be they traditional grades or digital badges, are little more than…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…