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MakerBot launches 3D printing classroom guide

Thousands of educators throughout the U.S. are embracing 3D printing as a new way to teach 21st century skills and prepare students for the jobs of the future. Taking the…

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Free resource targets writing via social studies instruction

In the push to create digital learning resources for schools, developers say social studies have largely been ignored. EDC’s Zoom In aims to fill that void. Zoom In is a…

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New tool tracks state educator prep programs

The University of North Carolina system’s new Educator Quality Dashboard provides public access to the university’s research and trend data on the performance of North Carolina’s public school educators. Built with…

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Why maker technology is crucial for students with learning difficulties

Many students with learning difficulties—from Dysgraphia and Dyslexia to ADD—respond well to visual or tactile learning and activities that allow physical participation,…

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Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

In an effort to expand teachers’ ability to create unsurpassed collaborative learning environments, Mimio has launched two major updates to its MimioClassroom family of interactive teaching technologies: the MimioProjector 280T…

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How well is your state teaching the whole child?

ASCD has released updated Whole Child Snapshots for each of the 50 U.S. states to display the progress the nation has made in supporting the whole child as well as…

Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed

E.L. Haynes has a one-to-one laptop program, and students also can bring their own devices to school. Using a flipped learning approach, teachers record their lessons and post them online,…

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Pearson reaches 1 million subtest milestone for psychology test tool

Pearson announced that more than 1 million clinical assessment subtests have been administered on Q-interactive, a digital system used by psychologists and speech-language pathologists. Designed for use in schools, clinics, hospitals,…

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Districts report ‘major problems’ finding Common Core resources

The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not. So curriculum director Tammy Baumann and her team took the books apart, literally. Then they rearranged lessons, filled in holes with outside…

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Alma releases new standards tracker

Alma Technologies, Inc., provider of a holistic student engagement platform for K-12 schools, has added a standards tracking tool that empowers educators to more effectively teach to proficiency against any…