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New ed-tech services aim to stop the 'summer slide'
A founding editor of eSchool Media, Dennis Pierce has spent the last 16 years as an education journalist covering issues such as national policy, school reform, and educational technology. Dennis began as Assistant Editor and is now Editor in Chief, overseeing all content and production for two national news magazines, five weekly newsletters, two daily newsletters, and three websites—with a total reach of nearly 1 million education leaders. Before joining eSchool Media, Dennis taught high school English, math, and SAT prep. He graduated cum laude from Yale University. Follow Dennis via Twitter: @eSN_Dennis

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 problem is…

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 annual conference…

New service is like ‘Consumer Reports’ for ed tech

A new Texas-based service called Learning List could help K-12 educators choose the best instructional materials for their schools.…

CUE exhibitors show new ed-tech innovations

At the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs, Calif., earlier this month, dozens of ed-tech companies showed their latest products for educators—including a new interactive computer game for learning world…

New software lets teachers control 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.

That’s good news for educators…

Google Apps spur rise of new ed-tech market segment

Student use of Google Apps is on the rise, and Google Chromebooks have exploded in popularity within K-12 education. In response to these trends, a new niche market has emerged…

New ed-tech products target Common Core readiness

At the 69th annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, preparing for the Common Core was a common theme. In the conference exhibit hall, a number of companies showed products aimed…

Digital Issue Article
Brain-wave sensors: Answer to engagement?

A Florida-based start-up firm called Nervanix is working on an idea that, if successful, could help educators find the “sweet spot” to effective teaching: maintaining active student engagement. What if you…

Six strategies for persuasion in the digital age

Best-selling author Dan Pink kicked off ASCD’s annual conference in Los Angeles March 15 by noting how important persuasion is to school leaders’ jobs—and yet the dynamics of persuasion have…

Ed-tech innovations curb cell phone cheating—and more

Each week, I’ll highlight new ed-tech innovations that readers should be aware of. This week’s column includes a next-generation wireless infrastructure, more powerful voice recognition software, a blended learning curriculum…

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