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5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students

Gaming. It’s more than a buzzword in today’s schools, but it still sometimes carries a stigma–is gaming really an effective way for students to learn?…

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eRate changes prompt new voice options for schools

If the FCC has its way, the eRate no longer will support voice services within the next five years, including plain old telephone service, toll-free service, and even voice over…

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6 intriguing TED Talks for the new school year

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers and experts…

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Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms

With initiatives like the Common Core emphasizing creative thinking, many teachers are looking at unique ways to deliver information. Bernard Robin, Ph.D., saw that an age-old technique could be the…

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Will learning coding boost kids’ college, career prospects?

Jared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze. Aside from the…

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Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.…

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Students: We need coding skills

A new report reveals that 59 percent of students who do not know how to code would like to learn, while just 23 percent of students actually know how to…

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‘Miss Possible’ doll creators engineer plan to vie with Barbie

The disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution. A newly minted female engineer and one in the making have developed a successor to last season's groundbreaking…

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5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students

Sheree Schulson, a second and third grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs, Fla., shares five interactive apps for K-5 students.…

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Get ready: iOS 8 is almost here

Apple’s new iOS 8 release has big potential for education, but school networks must be prepared, experts say But as most school IT leaders will agree, iOS 7 posed problems…