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7/17/2013

7/17/2013

Recently, delegates to the 2013 National Education Association Representative Assembly in Atlanta, Ga. formally adopted a new policy statement coming out in support of digital learning, while maintaining support for traditional teacher-led education. This is the first time the NEA has acknowledged the advantages of using computer-based learning models in the classroom.

7/17/2013

Recently, ASCD appointed Gregory Smith as the association’s first chief technology officer. Here, he talks about how his new role fits in with ASCD’s commitment to delivering high-quality professional development to educators.

7/17/2013

This publication is a practical resource for implementing a teacher-student data link that supports a range of uses at the local, regional, and state levels. The guide addresses the considerations for linking teacher and student data from multiple perspectives, including governance, policies, data components, business rules, system requirements, and practices.

7/17/2013

A recurring theme during will.i.am’s appearance at the 2013 Esri User Conference on Monday in San Diego was that the music star tries to take the form of a sponge when it comes to sharing his worldly knowledge and experiences with children from the neighborhood where he grew up.

7/17/2013

The New Media Consortium recently held its 2013 Summer Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The opening keynote, "Participatory Learning Powered by Technology," by Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, is available here.

7/17/2013

The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Race to the Top Technical Review to chart the progress made by the state consortia that received Race to the Top Assessment grants. The review found PARCC's assessment development to be "generally on track," the highest rating possible.

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October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa.

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School officials wondering what to do for students who lack their own notebook computers, smartphones, or tablets can acquire extra devices with a little bit of ingenuity.

7/17/2013

With all the technology being developed these days, it’s easy to imagine how technology can transition into classrooms. But most classrooms are still the same as when we were kids, or even when our parents were in grade school.

7/17/2013

Richard Byrne, author of the Free Technology 4 Teachers blog, discusses an animated video creation tool called Wideo along with several competing products CIOs can recommend to teachers for classroom use.

7/17/2013

The Forsyth County (Ga.) school system’s assistive technology team received the Tools for Life Excellence award for outstanding services. The recognition honors those at the local or statewide level who promote or help develop effective technology integration in the classroom, school, system, workplace, or community.

7/17/2013

Florida’s school grades won’t drop by more than one letter regardless of their score when rankings come out this summer, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

7/17/2013

Thirty public schools impacted by superstorm Sandy will receive $4.5 million from the United Arab Emirates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday.

7/17/2013

Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.

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