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13 free assistive technology resources

A limited budget doesn’t have to stop you or your child from getting some of the best assistive technology available to help people with LD. These free resources will help you stretch your dollar while getting geared up for the new school year. Better yet, some of them may already be in your pocket—we’ve included features built into common devices like the iPhone and iPad that can be helpful for people who struggle with reading, math, organization and more. Looking for more free and low-cost technology solutions? Check out our suggested apps for students with dyslexia and reading difficulties, dysgraphia...

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All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual…

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Connect students, teachers to engineering

eGFI is managed by the American Society for Engineering Education, which aims to promote and enhance efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. …

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Become a Connected Educator in October

Connected Educator Month (CEM) kicked off on Oct. 1, and there are several weeks left of events, seminars, webinars, and more. Participation is free, and topics range from classroom…

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Discovery Ed hosts virtual field trip on Oct. 3

The Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an…

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Build learning networks with eduClipper

Create clips and organize them into clipboards that show off the great work you can do or resources others can learn from. …

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Interactive U.S. history series for tablets

As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures—all via a new…

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Help families learn, creatively, together

Technology pervades all aspects of our lives and young people are growing up playing, learning, and connecting with technology. However, parents, especially those with little to no background…

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Teacher leaders meet in online community

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators…

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One-stop privacy shop just in time for the new school year

As schools increasingly rely on data to improve education, and as teachers increasingly rely on technology in the classroom to improve the learning experience, privacy concerns are being…

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Controlling Costs, Boosting Efficiency Through Smarter School Management

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School and district leaders must be responsible stewards of public goods and resources—and this has never been more true than in today’s extreme climate of tight school budgets…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

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…

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…

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…

Using Video to Transform Instruction

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Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…