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SETDA Leadership Summit and Educational Forum

November 3-6, 2013

Arlington, Va.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla. 

DataContent 2013

October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Connected Educator Month


October, 2013

Learning.com plays central role in Iowa district’s digital conversion initiative

Marshalltown schools are implementing curriculum and assessment tools from Learning.com as a key component of the district’s digital conversion initiative to help students develop 21st-century skills.

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SAS products improve English language arts test scores in resource-strapped classrooms

With only 24 percent of U.S. eighth-graders writing as well as they should, many educators are looking to online curricula for help. Gayle Mathis, a seventh-grade English teacher at Hickman County Middle School in Tennessee, uses SAS Curriculum Pathways Writing Navigator, which is provided at no cost to educators and students.

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Schools complain iOS 7 upgrade stripped filters from students’ iPads

Apple’s iOS 7 was supposed to make it easier for schools to manage the iPads that are becoming increasingly common in the classroom. But for some, the latest version of the mobile operating system is proving to be a bit of a headache.

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New Jersey school district goes 2.0 with digital upgrade

In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.

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Malden schools launch new tech literacy program

The Malden Public Schools, in Mass., are aiming to promote early childhood literacy with a new software platform. Titled Footsteps2Brilliance, the program will allow all Malden students access to a library of talking e-books and educational games through smart phones, tablets, and computers.

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LA officials seek fix to $1B program after students crack iPad security

Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out. Instead of solving math problems or doing English homework, more than 300 Los Angeles USD students promptly cracked the security settings and started tweeting, posting to Facebook, and playing video games.

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