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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 visit to…

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 way for…

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3D printing and Star Trek?

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 in STEM…

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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 test. …

Young Teachers Stick Around, Bringing Tech Savvy

Mayra Lara has been laid off three times and bounced among high schools during her seven-year teaching career in the Los Angeles school district, the Wall Street Journal reports. Concerned…

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New app helps students with special needs

"I want chicken nuggets." Those were the first words Cassie Banda-Garcia's parents Jojo and Sofia Garcia could clearly hear her say.…

What we really need to know about ed-tech

Those “5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech” posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks — Tech isn’t the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning,…

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Myths and facts about online speech therapy

Online learning extends educational opportunities to a number of different student groups, and those needing special interventions are able to benefit from expanded learning opportunities, too. One fast-growing online intervention is…

When are tech tools worth the investment for schools?

An ed-tech discussion at a national conference stalled for 10 minutes while organizers struggled with a high-tech method of figuring out who was in the room, according to the Hechinger…

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Here’s how digital content and teachers align

As digital content becomes more commonplace in districts across the nation, some school leaders and educators wonder: what's involved in a digital content transition? During the 2014 National School Boards Association…