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Student investigated for disrupting district network

A 17-year-old Eagle High School (Idaho) student who reportedly overloaded the West Ada School District’s computer network to avoid schoolwork is in serious trouble--the kind that results in felony charges, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reports. School officials suspended the boy Friday and are recommending expulsion. Eagle police, a division of ACSO, are investigating whether a student at Eagle Middle School attempted a similar attack this week, but details of that incident were not available Friday. The Eagle High School student, whose name has not been released, reportedly paid someone to overwhelm the school district’s computer systems with traffic from multiple sources, launching...

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4 key digital learning developments

Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the…

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Common Sense Education launches gaming platform

Common Sense Education has released Digital Compass, an interactive gaming platform to help 6th through 9th graders learn critical skills of digital literacy and citizenship. Based on lessons from…

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Celebrate Space Day with a virtual field trip from NASA, Discovery Education

Discovery Education is partnering with the White House and NASA to present a live virtual field trip offering students across the country a behind-the-scenes look into NASA’s exploration…

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Swivl adds live conferencing to collaborative cloud platform

Ed-tech video provider Swivl announced on April 14 the debut of its new live conferencing solution with robotic telepresence, Swivl Cloud Live. Swivl's robotic video capture solution, the Swivl…

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LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

LinkedIn, one of the world's largest professional networks on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to…

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Knewton, HP team up on personalized print solutions

Adaptive learning provider Knewton has unveiled Personalized Print Learning Solutions with HP to make adaptive learning materials seamlessly available across print and digital platforms. Not every student has access…

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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the…

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Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

A new suite of digital instructional materials is designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English Language Learners (ELL), which, with nearly five million students is the…

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Rural district meets speech language pathologist shortage

In rural southern Mississippi, finding enough qualified speech-language professionals to fully serve a growing population of students with speech and language delays can be problematic. Stone County School District…

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District rolls out ‘neuroplasticity’ language development programs

Alachua County Public Schools, a district serving 27,000 students in North Central Florida, has partnered with Scientific Learning Corp. to help students improve their language, literacy and reading…

Upcoming Webinars

Hillsborough Township Public Schools goes completely 1:1 with Google for Education

Hillsborough Township Public Schools goes completely 1:1 with Google for Education

Date: Thursday, June 4th Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   About the event In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from educators at Hillsborough Township Public…

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   About the event We know, from the research, that teacher effectiveness is the single biggest…

3D Printing: From Classroom Applications to the International Space Station

3D Printing: From Classroom Applications to the International Space Station

      Date: Wednesday, May 14th Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   In the technological world that we live in, we have many choices when…

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Complete Classroom Management for Any Environment

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Many solutions claim to be “multi-platform”, but with dedicated versions from Windows to ChromeOS, Android to iOS, Mac to Linux, all backed by a wealth of best practice…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…