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Lineup unveiled for inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ) has unveiled the lineup for its inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. Five thought leaders from beyond the world of ed tech, including futurists, designers and social entrepreneurs, will deliver mini-keynotes on June 30.

2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14–17, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.

NAESP 2014 Conference

July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

ISTE 2014

June 28–July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 27–29, 2014

Dallas, Texas

NABSE Aspiring Superintendents Summer Institute 2014

June 22–24, 2014

Downers Grove, Ill.

Illinois district names new technology director

The Winnetka Public Schools will have a new leader when its expanded iPad initiative begins this fall. The board of education hired Maureen Chertow Miller as the new director of technology. She last served as the director of instructional technology at Deerfield High School.

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Smart learning market by hardware report released by Reportlinker

Reportlinker.com has announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog: Smart Education & Learning Market by Hardware. From the past few years, the market for smart education in K12 and higher education involves the implementation of innovative hardware, software and services and educational content to create an innovative environment.

NASA teams with Slooh to engage citizen scientists

As part of the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, NASA is partnering with internet technology company Slooh. Slooh's global network of web-connected telescopes will be available for use by amateur astronomers for monitoring and characterizing near-Earth asteroids and for live astronomy events.

Cyberbullying — more than "mean girls"

Cyberbullying sparked media attention in dramatic, high-profile cases in which victims of online harassment committed suicide. These stories raise awareness of dramatic cases. But they overlook the dangers of minor, daily, mundane incidents — teasing, name calling, taunts that have a corrosive impact on victims’ quality of life.

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