In today's news, are you a 21st-century-ready technology leader? If so, are you answering these 4 questions? Also, the once-blocked Twitter is now becoming a classroom staple, and be sure to check out some of education's hottest events in December!
What do you think are some key issues technology leaders should be aware of? Be sure to leave your comments with the stories, email me at email@example.com, or find me @eSN_Meris on Twitter.
Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor
Top News of the Day
Technology has changed the way students learn, and more importantly, it has changed school and district leaders’ roles. But technology and its capabilities are changing at such a rapid pace that even chief technology officers [ Read More ]
Taxation, representation and slavery were up for debate recently at Wauwatosa West High School, where juniors engaged in a multi-day, in-class simulation of the first Constitutional Convention in 1787.
With a modern twist.
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The school year has moved into December, and as educators and students gear up for a much-deserved break from school, the month brings with it some notable educational and tech-oriented events.
International PISA results [ Read More ]
Read breaking news from your fellow educators
Enjoy today’s top articles from leading educators and administrators in K12
- Sometimes, paid technology may be better than free by Mark Barnes, author of Role Reversal, The 5-Minute Teacher and The League: A New Game
- Putting augmented reality into practice by Brad Waid, educator and co-host of Two Guys and Some iPads.
- Developing and deploying Facebook for school districts by Dr. John Skretta, superintendent of the Norris School District in Firth, Neb.
- Tips on building a personal learning network on Twitter by Dan Ryder, English teacher and adjunct instructor at the University of Maine at Farmington
- The Affordable Care Act: Making Sense of District Dollars by Mark Bedford, senior product director for Digital Schools, LP. and Dr. Craig A. Schilling, associate professor at Concordia University Chicago.
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Name: World's Worst Pet
What is it?
Help students build a vocabulary of essential words. World’s Worst Pet exposes students to over 1000 Tier Two words at 6 different levels through four engaging games
- Teaches more than 1000 words across five grade levels, from grades 4 – 8 with content available for students who are working a level behind.
- Student-friendly definitions provide clear explanations with examples that illustrate how each word is used.
- Engaging narrative and reward system keeps students motivated.
- Activities include word context, word sort, synonyms, and antonyms.
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