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Technology transforms education

Gone are the days when computers in schools were housed in small rooms and tended to by enthusiasts and hobbyists who formed their own social grouping: computer nerds, the Baltimore…

To Improve Test Scores: Hit Reset

Every year, the stress of school reaches a fever pitch during standardized-testing season, Edutopia reports. Whether it's the SAT, APs or end-of-grade testing, teachers race to re-impart all the knowledge…

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it…

The Best Job in America Isn’t One Most High Schoolers Dream About

Sorry, teens. It looks like the best job in America is one you probably won't like very much: being a mathematician, PolicyMic reports. But you might want to reconsider. Jobs…

Georgia sets out to build a better teacher

How do you build a better teacher? That’s the question Georgia has spent four years and millions of Race to the Top dollars trying to answer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.…

10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt

A little bit of technology doesn’t change much, TeachThought reports. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz flashy, or…

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School libraries urged to embrace the digital–cautiously

Technology might make some parts of libraries obsolete--but librarians won't be among them, panelists contended at the annual Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio, which drew 7,200 attendees. As the…

Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren’t Expecting

There are now nearly one billion "Place Pins" on Pinterest, the company said in an email Monday. And with that announcement, Pinterest moves one step closer to becoming a true…

The Deafening Silence of Teachers

As Americans we have always been taught that one of the greatest things about being an American Citizen is that we are protected by the First Amendment in the United…

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech

Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was…