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7 tech grants and contests perfect for summer

As schools close for summer vacation, educators are likely looking forward to a chance to recharge for next year. But there are plenty of summer grants and contests to keep…

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Webinar covers social and emotional learning strategies

On June 24, 2015, educators and administrators can learn how SEL assessment and instruction helps improve student outcomes and alleviate behavior issues during the free webinar, “Learn from Peers and…

How this innovative district is preparing students for STEM careers

One Ill. district is using computer-based curriculum that's getting some students to take a practical look at science and STEM, both in and out of class.…

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IPEVO introduces IW2 wireless interactive whiteboard

IPEVO has launched the IW2, a wireless interactive whiteboard system intended to enhance digital learning methods and that is priced at $169. Using wireless technology, the IW2 transforms flat surfaces into…

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The Learning Counsel launches assessment tool and survey

Research shows district and school leaders often hit similar barriers in digital curriculum transition. To help them in this transformative period, the Learning Counsel has announced and launched its 2015 Digital…

Mystery Skype calls connect your classroom to the world

Mystery Skype sessions engage every student in the classroom as they search for clues and try and try and solve a mystery--where the other class is located.…

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Esri releases free online activities for Earth Science

Esri is teaming up with GISetc for a free set of Earth Science materials, called the GeoInquiry Collection, designed to be used with a free subscription to its mapping program…

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Denver adopts Expeditionary Learning curriculum

Denver Public Schools (DPS) has selected Expeditionary Learning (EL) to provide the curriculum for grades 4-8 in the coming academic year. DPS will use EL’s English Language Arts curriculum for approximately…

Opinion
If you can Google it, why teach it?

Are any of us better than Google as an instructor? Is there anything value-added vis-à-vis your classroom teaching? Might one contribute a unique understanding, or presentation, of content? Is offering…

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When the internet is the teacher

A push for a more digital education leads to questions about where, exactly, the teaching profession is heading There’s a new network of K-8 private schools called AltSchool, based in…