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Why overwhelmed educators should stick to these simple tech tools

Tech is shifting faster than teacher training can keep up. The solution is to keep it simple. I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours in a friend’s classroom. I introduced her students to technology applications that would engage them in “showing what they know” at different points in their learning. Having worked with this teacher for many years, I had always considered her a technology pioneer. So it came as something of a surprise when, planning for our time together, she confided in me that she no longer felt empowered by technology so much as overwhelmed by it. Looking...

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STEAM-Nepris

Schools, STEAM professionals interact online

Schools in Porterville Unified, Long Beach Unified, and Oakland Unified school districts in the Linked Learning Alliance are receiving full access to Nepris— a cloud-based platform connecting science,…

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School officials sweat as online testing looms next week

Many Florida superintendents fear their schools won't be able to manage all the new computer-based testing set to begin next week. Required by the state to certify their schools'…

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5 gorgeous apps to help you learn about space

STEM learning seems to be a national priority today, with calls for more computer science, engineering, and coding opportunities for students of all ages. In fact, using students' interests…

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How can games support classroom practice?

A new study reveals that scoring systems and player progress dashboards are among common game traits that can help educators more effectively track student learning, but game design…

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Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation's capital. For the past two years, the Washington, D.C. Public School District (DCPS)…

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Eighth-graders develop app to help dyslexic readers

A group of Plano, Texas middle schoolers wants to help those with the reading disability by developing a mobile app that will allow users to customize text to…

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Do students like your teaching? Try this and find out

What if we asked our students about the type of work they would prefer to do while in class? It may reveal a lot about their personal learning…

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Compass Learning introduces new inquiry-based tool

Compass Learning is expanding its suite of online personalized inquiry- and project-based learning tools to include GoQuest. GoQuest is a differentiation and project-based learning tool that uses a proprietary…

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Tough slog ahead in Congress for NCLB rewrite

U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander earlier this month announced a symbolic breakthrough in the decadelong ideological wrangling over how to rewrite the nation's chief education law. Alexander,…

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More schools using technology to teach character skills

As schools are increasingly fitted with new technology, the classroom atmosphere is changing. Tablets are replacing textbooks, interactive whiteboards are ousting chalkboards and software discs are going the…

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Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…