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4/10/2013

4/10/2013

The Moon Area (Pa.) School District has hired Brian Campbell as acting technology director for the district effective April 8. He replaces former director Christopher Hatty. Campbell most recently served as the technology director for the Woodland Hills School District in Pittsburgh and as the tech coordinator for the Richmond Heights School District in Ohio.

4/10/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder got some hands-on experience Tuesday with the type of cyber charter school program that will be expanding next fall under a new Michigan law when he read to a class of children who watched and listened online through the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. The children could see Snyder, but he couldn’t see them.

4/10/2013

SeeSaw is a lightweight, portable case with a built-in carrying handle. It transforms a user's iPad into a personal or group tabletop workstation that is steady and stable for viewing, tapping and typing, and incredibly easy to hold, carry and use.

4/10/2013

The Texas Senate today voted unanimously to formally confirm the nomination of Michael L. Williams as the state’s Commissioner of Education. Named to the position by Governor Rick Perry in September 2012, Commissioner Williams’ appointment required Senate confirmation.

4/10/2013

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the next performance upgrade to the LEDway® Series LED Street Light. These energy-efficient luminaires, provided in several versions and tailored to specific applications, are the ideal replacement for outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) fixtures.

4/10/2013

The Hyper-Personalized Intelligent Tutors project will explore how factors such as interest- level, mood, and persistence affect learning. The project will build a collaborative research platform for understanding how cognitive and non-cognitive factors working together impact retention of knowledge and a student’s commitment to keep learning.

4/10/2013

The Consortium for School Networking and global technology company Qualcomm have come together to help schools understand the evolving needs of education networks. Through Designing Education Networks, a project funded by Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative, the partnership aims to provide guidance and resources for district tech decision makers who are developing a wireless infrastructure to support a one-device-per student 24/7 learning environment.

4/10/2013

As schools try to make the most of the technology they have, Richard Byrne, a Google Certified Teacher, blogs about how sharing folders among students can improve efficiency and broaden access to material for students.

4/10/2013

As an advocate of project-based learning and student-directed learning, I wanted my students to be able to use computers to create projects using the many different webtools available on the internet. There was just one problem ... I didn't have any working computers in my classroom.

4/10/2013

Online learning is all the rage nowadays as many students choose to stay at home to study rather than attend a physical school which is a block or two away from their homes. Online learning is indeed accessible especially for those who do not have the luxury of time to travel and study in a classroom set-up. Here are some of highly-recommended e-learning sites.

4/10/2013

Knox County (Tenn.) Schools has made a push to implement more technology in the classroom through its "School Technology Challenge." The program's mission is to have one technology device for each student and teacher. A total of 28 schools applied to be a part of the pilot initiative.

4/10/2013

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook plan to hold two “hackathons” this month, bringing together software developers and educators to create new Facebook applications for teaching and learning.

4/10/2013

Before moving our family back to central Maine, my husband and I began the search for quality elementary school options for our children. In our community where we used to live, we were fortunate to have an abundance of public charter school options. As a former teacher, I appreciated the innovative curriculums and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that many of the charter school alternatives offered.

4/10/2013

The School Committee for the brand-new $133 million Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School is moving to hire the school’s first superintendent-director by July 1, if not sooner.

4/10/2013

April 17-20, 2013

Denver, Colo.

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