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High-tech helmets pilot approved for Arkansas football team

Helmet maker Riddell approached North Little Rock High's football team about trying a new helmet sensor that can alert trainers when athletes may have sustained a concussion. It's a brand new technology that only a handful of schools around the country are using.

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AT&T contributes $50,000 to university programs for high schoolers

AT&T made contributions totaling $50,000 to support two Pennsylvania programs. Its contribution to Lehigh University will help launch a two-week, residential engineering and technology program for high school students. In addition, AT&T 's support at Carnegie Mellon will go toward a summer residential program that introduces high school students to STEM careers.

Putting teachers at the center of education technology

MIT Blossoms, one of the most exciting and effective uses of educational technology to help high school students learn math and science, doesn’t boast the latest in artificial intelligence or adaptive algorithms. Its secret weapon is, rather, a canny understanding of human psychology—both students’ and teachers’.

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Beware appealing tech that may become ineffective burdens

Great new things are happening regarding technology in the classroom, but some worry schools are focusing on programs, purchases and freebies without considering future restrictions on learning goals.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

ALAS Education Summit

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

2014 AASA & ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

Momentum: FLVS World Symposium

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

2014 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

The e-textbook transformation

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.

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