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4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more

4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more This round-up ensures you won’t miss any of our weekly highlighted apps Each week, we feature a new App of the Week on our website and in our newsletters. These apps are for students or educators and offer a range of uses. But one thing is certain: educators and students are using apps now more than ever. Here’s a round-up of the apps we’ve featured over the past month. Check back each Monday for a new App of the Week. And don’t worry–if you miss one, you can find a summary of recent apps at...

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Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill

The difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse. That's the assessment of a report published in early July. Across a range of…

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The top ways digital tools transform learning

Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning, and an annual survey reveals just how deeply these tools continue…

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Common Core assessments just got a little easier

Educators have a new assessment resources for Common Core implementation A new free solution directly addresses the Common Core implementation challenges looming ahead for K-12 schools and districts…

TED-July

5 TED Talks that delve into education

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…

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Two benefits of eBooks for early readers

The future of eBooks opens up opportunities for teachers and students alike. eBooks provide fluent readings and other engaging tools that help early readers achieve academic success. And, with…

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Is U.S. innovation lacking?

Measuring innovation is critical to effecting change and improvement in education--and in fact, knowing how practices impact education on an international scale could improve education across the globe,…

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Little-known ways to find every student’s hidden potential

I was walking down the halls of our school recently when a little girl approached me. “Mrs. Rogers, what do I have to do to get into your…

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Three new developments in K-12 technology integration

Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education…

Online speech therapy gives some schools a much-needed solution.

4 secure online learning platforms to use

As good educators engage with students outside of the classrooms, usually through office hours, using a secure learning platform might just be the answer teachers have been looking…

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A gaming site for science concepts

Students can learn more about four science phenomena with the games and resources on this site.…

Educator Resource Centers

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…

Rethinking Professional Development

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In too many schools, teacher professional development consists mainly of large group workshops without any follow-through or support—which leads to very little change in instructional practices. But that’s…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…