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Meris StansburyIn 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 mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find me @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

Best,
Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor


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4 questions every tech leader should answer

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Once blocked, Twitter becomes a classroom tool

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.

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Don’t miss these December events

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.

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Colleague Corner

Read breaking news from your fellow educators

Enjoy today’s top articles from leading educators and administrators in K12 

  1. 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
  2. Putting augmented reality into practice by Brad Waid, educator and co-host of Two Guys and Some iPads.
  3. Developing and deploying Facebook for school districts by Dr. John Skretta, superintendent of the Norris School District in Firth, Neb.
  4. Tips on building a personal learning network on Twitter by Dan Ryder, English teacher and adjunct instructor at the University of Maine at Farmington
  5. 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.

Share your views on relevant education innovation issues. Send a brief bio and article idea to Associate Online Editor Michael Sharnoff at msharnoff@eschoolmedia.com


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1 Dallas Independent School District Adopts State-of-the-Art Technologies for Learning
2 Texas A&M University Chooses KEMP Load balancer for High Availability & Traffic Management for Web Server Farms
3 How Grove City College uses Jenzabar Retention to give students the extra support they need
4 IDC Case Study: Grand Island Public Schools Implements Identity Solution to Centralize Management and Increase Security for Macs
5 Bringing World Language Education to Everyone
6 How Flipped Learning Is Helping Stillwater Schools Differentiate Instruction
7 Case Study: EnCompass Academy
8 Benchmark Study – Best Practices for Implementing Online Learning in K-12 School Districts
9 How Online and Hybrid Learning Are Transforming Teacher Development
10 Texas A&M University Chooses KEMP Load Balancer for High Availability & Traffic Management for Web Server Farms
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