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Elizabeth Forward schools recognized for high-tech efforts

A push to promote the fundamentals of STEM education has propelled the Elizabeth Forward School District in Pennsylvania to elite status among national technology and education organizations. In only three years, the district has transformed spaces in the high school and middle school into high-tech learning centers, taken computer programming classes down to the elementary level and much more.

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N.D. education technology board names new director

The North Dakota board responsible for developing technology systems for elementary and secondary education has named Jody French as its new director. The North Dakota Educational Technology Council says French is a former elementary school teacher who has been director of the state's EduTech program for the past 16 years.

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Why Instagram is a good tool for a school

One of the benefits of Instagram that I think gets overlooked by students and teachers is that, by Instagramming, you're building a library of pictures you own and can re-use whenever and wherever you want.

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Explaining the power of student personalized learning networks

The following discussion between Lisa Nielsen, a public school educator and blogger, and fellow educator Ann S. Michaelsen, provides insight into the importance of supporting students in the development of personalized learning networks. It also offers examples of how such a practice could be integrated into your curriculum.

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Sample social media guidelines

Use these sample guidelines—including sections about privacy, honesty and copyright laws—as examples to help create an environment in your school or district where social media use is promoted in a healthy way.

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Personalized progress: How tech model is driving achievement

Personalized learning is beginning to produce positive results in student achievement as it becomes more established in districts nationwide. These success stories are encouraging more districts to adopt the tech-heavy learning model that’s designed to customize education for each student.

Meade School District considers technology initiative

The Meade School District in South Dakota is on the verge of making a giant leap into technology by spending just shy of $800,000 over the next three years for 750 student computers and 70 staff computers. The program is being dubbed the one-to-one initiative, meaning each student at the high school would get his or her own computer.

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Former N.C. Gov. Perdue announces education tech effort

Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue returned briefly Wednesday to the public stage after a year away by announcing her initiative to expand the scope and value of electronic technology for teaching students of all ages.

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Edgenuity approved as California math instructional materials provider

Edgenuity, a provider of online and blended learning solutions, announced that its Common Core mathematics curriculum for grades 6-8 has been adopted by the California State Board of Education. As students progress through the courses, they engage in extended problem sets and apply learning to the context of real-world situations, preparing them for success in higher level mathematics courses.

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Promethean showcases portfolio of connected classrooms solutions

Promethean has unveiled a new suite of educational technology, content development and teacher training solutions designed to significantly improve the quality of learning while motivating students to be more successful, including interactive lesson-plan development and delivery platforms, and next-generation digital classroom surface systems.

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