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Teaching with tech isn't if, but how

It is not whether technology should aid teaching and learning, it is how and under what circumstances it should be integrated as part of a larger instructional plan.

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To get more women in tech, start at home and school

In this NPR special series, Women in Tech, women trailblazers speak about the advancements they're making in the tech world and share how they're mentoring young women and girls in computer science, and trying to get more girls interested in tech early on.

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New Jersey schools to teach social media

Middle schoolers next year may be assigned to tweet and post Facebook updates as part of social media and internet use classes. New Jersey became the first in the nation to pass a law requiring students in grades six through eight to take a class that will teach the appropriate use of social media sites.

Online learning softens impact of snow days

Snow days are melting away as schools increasingly take advantage of online curriculum to keep students learning virtually during weather closures.

Three school leaders win NASSP’s 2014 Digital Principals Award

The National Association of Secondary School Principals named three winners of its annual Digital Principals Award. The award program, which launched in 2011, recognizes principals’ successes in using technology to improve instruction, communication and student engagement.

California naval air station schools open high-tech fitness rooms for kids

Courtesy of an $800,000 Department of Defense grant, two Lemoore Naval Air Station elementary schools have been able to build ‘Healthy Fitness’ indoor workout facilities with high-tech gaming systems designed to motivate and get kids moving.

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N.Y. lawmakers seek support for career and tech high school diploma

The 21st Century Education Initiative would overhaul the current diploma standard within the Board of Regents and the Department of Education. Two bills have been proposed to create a new specialized career and technical diploma, which will train students to fill manufacturing and high-tech jobs in New York.

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Ala. bill would let home-school students attend career tech

A proposed bill would allow home school and private school students to access public high schools’ career technical programs and extracurricular activities. Allowing non-traditional students into career tech programs will cost the local schools about $144 per student.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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