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Montana may face tech issues to administer new standardized exam

With the introduction of a new computer-based standardized exam, technology in each of Montana’s schools—remote schoolhouses and city schools alike—will also be put to the test. State and school officials have been working for more than a year to prepare for the switch.

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N.J. district selects Comcast Business to support 1-to-1 tech learning

The Springfield district now has 10 times the bandwidth to support laptops and other mobile devices in its 1-to-1, paperless learning environment for more than 2,400 students across five schools.

How one LA school is becoming a “titan” of blended learning

Can we create new learning environments where the “whole” of the student experience—offline, online and everything in between—is better than what existed before? At Aspire Titan, a K5 public charter in Huntington Park, Calif., technology helped create the conditions for better offline instruction in the classroom.

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New Dell education portfolio enables active and collaborative learning

The Latitude 13 Education Series laptop, Dell Mobile Computing Cart upgrade kit and Dell Interactive Projector S520 join the recently introduced Chromebook 11 and Venue tablets to empower teachers, engage students and meet the security and manageability needs of IT support personnel.

NSBA names “20 to Watch” education technology leaders

The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. Ann Flynn, director of education technology, said the common characteristics across honorees include their willingness to take risks, share learnings with colleagues and inspire others to believe that they, too, can effectively use technology.

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Engineering tech expo names high school competition winners

The Engineering Technology Opportunity Exposition, held at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has named the winning high school competitors. Digital electronics students constructed working digital stopwatches using the campus' computer and electronic facilities.

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Buchanan teacher named California High School Educator of the Year

Paul Lake, a Clovis USD science teacher, teaches physics and works with students in the Energy and Environmental Technology Career Pathway program. In addition, he has been Buchanan's robotics team adviser for 10 years, helping students build large robots for regional and international competitions.

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How technology can help save rural schools

North Dakota can invest some of the state’s recent good fortune in showing that small school districts with technology can provide quality education comparable to the education offered in large, wealthy school districts. The state could serve as an exemplar for rural areas throughout the nation.

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Hey, America, here's how you spell success: S-T-E-M

Increasing STEM interest, abilities and achievement in our students and throughout our education system is not just a parochial interest, it is in our national interest. STEM professions are some of the few very bright spots on the horizon of our economy.

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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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