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#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education

Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts.…

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‘Let it Code’ with Frozen-inspired coding

On Nov. 19, Code.org unveiled a computer science tutorial featuring heroines Anna and Elsa from The Walt Disney Company’s film “Frozen.” The tutorial kicks off the second annual Hour of…

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8 special education communication apps

Technology facilitates faster and easier communication for everyone, and it plays a unique role in helping students with special needs develop important verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Here, we've gathered a…

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New York Times launches in-school, K-12 subscriptions

The New York Times recently launched NYTimes.com In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K-12 institutions. The subscription offers full web access to NYtimes.com on any device within a…

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Multi-state K-12 collaborative seeks proposals for OER

The K–12 OER Collaborative, an initiative led by a group of 11 states with the goal of creating comprehensive, high-quality, open educational resources, is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP)…

4 ways to create a successful hybrid school

Several of our high schools in Poudre School District (PSD), Fort Collins, Colorado, serve more than 2,000 students each, and for the vast majority, these are positive places to learn…

Google, gaming, and going mobile: Today’s 5 tech trends

A few years ago the education world found itself entranced by the iPad, a powerful tablet that promised to revolutionize one-to-one programs and revitalize teacher engagement with technology in the…

FCC proposes $1.5B E-rate increase

The federal E-rate program could see a $1.5 billion increase if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves a proposal set forth by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Nov. 17. The increase…

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Online assessments a challenge for states rethinking Common Core

Receiving a mandate to support Common Core assessments can be challenging enough for a district IT team, but what happens when your state is yo-yo’ing on Common Core and debating…

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Georgia district extends free broadband to Title I schools

Through a partnership with wireless service provider Kajeet, Georgia's Fayette County Schools are offering mobile broadband coverage to students in the district’s Title I schools. Partnering with 47 districts in 20…