21st-century learning

Digital Inclusion: New Policies and Leadership Urgently Needed

There is a growing economic and educational imperative in the U.S. for new strategies, policies, and leadership to achieve a ubiquitous technology environment at school, at home and in the community.

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces First International Strategy

What Do Students Really Need to Know?

Much like the apps on cell phones that are currently being used to translate languages and converse with the speakers of those languages, new tools and technologies are being invented at a rapid pace that can replace much of what we do in our classrooms today.

100,000th Educator Registers to Use SAS’ No-Cost Curriculum Resources

SAS, a sponsor of today’s Digital Learning Day, fosters digital learning year-round through no-cost resources and support for educators. SAS® Curriculum Pathways® offers interactive learning tools in all core disciplines, mapped to state standards, for grades 6-12. Recently, the 100,000th educator signed up to use these Web-based resources that make learning more fun and can make educators more effective.

Samsung Announces 2013 K12 Return on Intelligence Gift Programs

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division has announced the 2013 Samsung K-12 ‘Return on Intelligence’ Gift Programs to help raise the knowledge level of K12 students across the country and ultimately help them be successful in their scholastic pursuits.

Steps to Achieving Successful Digital Programs

At Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District, graduation rates and test scores are rising. Graduation rates are up 10 percent over four years ago, to 90 percent, and more graduates are attending college, the rate rising 8 percent to 88 percent in 2012. Digital programs are the reason.

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Google and CDW-G Partner to Offer Common Core Technology Solution

CDW-G, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare, today announced that it will now offer Google Chromebooks with web-based management – a full, cloud-based computing solution. In addition to the device and web-based management console, the CDW solution will include an array of network, integration, and configuration services.

Transitions to Digital Media

Are school libraries on the way out?

High-Tech Scouting Comes to High School Teams

DeLaSalle High School (Minn.) senior guard Luke Scott uses his own devices to analyze, dissect, and prepare for opponents. Sitting in the comfort of his home, with no teammates, coaches or projectors around, Scott taps on his school-supplied iPad to watch videos of how Blake's offense handles a zone defense and how Providence Academy breaks a full-court press.

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Buffalo, N.Y. Charter School Gets $50,000 Grant for Lab

A $50,000 grant to the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be used to buy equipment for its advanced manufacturing experience lab, which provides high school students hands-on experience to pursue manufacturing careers in the region, officials said.

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