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What are IT leaders worried about? Assessment readiness and money

What are the key technology trends in education according to leadership in our school systems? A recent CoSN survey examined what CTOs think about assessments, budgets, and more.…

Improve teacher development using a challenge-based model

I could start my workshops by showing teachers how to find and do everything. I could lead them through a step-by-step, do-what-I-do tutorial of various apps —“point here, click there”—and…

The innovative district where career prep is the only focus

A look at technology’s role in 21st century career and technical education with forward-thinking Dr. Nivea Torres of the Connecticut Technical High School System, a career-prep high school district.…

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Common Sense Education launches gaming platform

Common Sense Education has released Digital Compass, an interactive gaming platform to help 6th through 9th graders learn critical skills of digital literacy and citizenship. Based on lessons from Common Sense…

Public libraries to offer digital early literacy tools

In an effort to support public libraries’ life-long learning initiatives, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is launching Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new early literacy product that will assist the…

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Could sharing iPads boost achievement?

Students who shared iPads significantly outperformed their peers in one-to-one classrooms and in classrooms without iPads, according to data from a Northwestern University researcher. According to the International Communication Association, researcher…

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered…

The problem with the SAMR model

As I have watched teachers at my own school attempt to use the SAMR model to both evaluate current uses of technology and to plan future ones, I have begun…

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HMH to acquire Scholastic’s ed-tech business

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Educational Technology and Services (EdTech) business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million in cash,…

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District to use i-Ready to boost achievement

Curriculum Associates has partnered with Montgomery County Schools (MCS) in Troy, N.C. to help the district improve student achievement through the implementation of a new development program funded by a…

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