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Steps and Leaps into Next-Gen Learning

As schools across the country adopt blended-learning models, a few clear trends are settling in, and, at the same time, some groups—like the Next Generation Learning Challenges—continue to help schools push the design envelope on what’s possible for students.

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Interactive Science Resources

From a guide to the Galapagos to the nervous system guide and lesson plans for laptop learning, The National Science Teachers Association has suggestions for interactive resources and online learning tools.

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New Products: The Latest in Software, Hardware, Books and More

iCreate has launched the myCreate iPad app based on stop-action movie animation software on which students can edit videos. Also, check out new products from Bretford, Mimio, Grammaropolis, Casio, ODYSSEYWARE, Classlink, Samsung, Smart School Systems, and Panasonic.

Online Tools Connect Educators to Common Core Resources

A plethora of online tools and instructional materials is becoming available to help educators meet Common Core standards, making for some overwhelming options for teachers and students. More than seven in 10 educators search for instructional resources at least several times a week, but only one in four educators describes his or her searches as “usually successful,” according to a July survey report.

Technology Enhances Shift to Common Core

As Common Core implementation begins, education publishers are creating products that align with the standards and take advantage of technology that elicits student engagement. These products offer transformation beyond the regular curriculum to personalized learning, with content that adapts in real time to individual learners.

Data Specialist

River Trails School District

Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Business Systems Analyst

Houston Independent School District

Houston, Texas

Senior Systems Analyst

Jackson Public Schools

Jackson, Miss.

Technology Assistant: Middlefork School

Sunset Ridge School District

Northfield, Ill.

AdvancED International Summit 2013

June 23-25, 2013

Washington, D.C.