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New ed-tech services aim to stop the ‘summer slide’

Research suggests that students lose two to three months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer, which affects their readiness for the new school year—and this…

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International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

As the U.S. struggles with stagnant performance on international assessments, it could learn from other countries' successful ed-tech initiatives. During the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) 2013 senior-level delegation…

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Like any tool, iPads can be used…and misused

Beckley, W.Va. mom Kym Cox says her son won’t stop playing MineCraft, a popular online game, and the problem has gotten worse since he was given an iPad…

3D printing and Star Trek? How-to

3D printing and Star Trek?

3D printers have garnered attention in education as of late, due to their ability to generate unique objects and their capacity to engage students and drum up interest…

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How to avoid classroom cheating

Snapchat—snap a photo with a smartphone and the image disappears 10 seconds after the receiver opens it. Great for selfies, but also for sending answers on a…

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Let’s stop saying ‘technology’

I have an idea. Let’s stop using the word “technology.” I have a feeling that the sooner we get this word out of our vocabulary, the sooner we…

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Tablets turning the page on textbooks

With more than 170 million units sold, the iPad has revolutionized mobile computing since its release in 2010. While Apple’s market share plummeted to about 36 percent last…

New science teaching tools shown at NSTA conference

New science teaching tools shown at NSTA conference

Integrating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into instruction, teaching science in the elementary grades, and getting students interested in science were key themes to emerge during the…

Around the Web

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online, the Washington Post reports. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few…

Google Glass targeted as symbol by anti-tech crowd

Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this year as expected, CNN reports. But test models…

Fixing Education Is Child’s Play

The LEGO Idea Conference took place April 8-10 at the LEGOLAND Hotel and Conference Center in Billund, Denmark, Forbes reports. Hosted by the LEGO Foundation (endowed by the…

Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

I hate the phrase “student voice.” I’ll tell you why, the Washington Post reports. People are starting to throw this phrase around a lot in discussions about education…

14 Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the ’90s

Seat belts everyone! Time for an educational field trip on The Magic School Bus back to the 1990s, Mashable reports. The clunky technology of the '90s paved the…

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What universities need to know about the Heartbleed bug

The Heartbleed bug, a serious security flaw found earlier this month in the encryption software used by most secure websites, has many organizations scrambling to fix the issue…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Featured Site of the Week

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…

Resource blends science and daily life

Opening young minds to the wonders of science with a unique online resource center, Discovery Education and 3M created Science of Everyday Life, an online destination for teachers,…