21st-century learning

Mahtomedi (Minn.) District Operates One of Nation's First Fab Labs

With guidance and expertise from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mahtomedi (Minn.) School District (about 20 miles east of Minneapolis) is operating one of the nation's first public school fabrication laboratories, or Fab Labs, joining over 140 operating in universities and businesses worldwide, and hundreds more in the planning stages.

Small Town, Big Tech

Microsoft recognizes rural S.C. elementary school as ‘innovative.’

Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI

By using myON Reader’s vast online library and involving the greater community, educators can transform how students think of reading

Making sense of blended learning

The principles of successful digital integration into classroom instruction are at work in Wade King Elementary School

Minn. Schools’ Tech Team Earns Prestigious Award

The Technology Committee at Minnesota's North Branch Area Public Schools has been named the 2012 TIES Technology Leadership Team award winner. The committee was chosen for the prestigious award for its leadership in bringing technology to the classroom, efforts in building community around technology in the classroom within the school district and the community, and the wide variety of technologies and practices it encourages in the school district.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Project 2020 Turns High School Dropouts into Graduates

Plato Learning Gets New Name: Edmentum

Vin Riera, CEO of Bloomington-based education-software firm Plato Learning will announce Thursday that the company is changing its name to "Edmentum" to reflect its growing "online-learning solutions" focused on 21st-century classrooms.

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Three Educational Apps for Apple Devices from Super Duper

Super Duper Publications has added three educational Fun Deck mobile apps for Apple devices — Listening for Absurdities, What Does Miss Bee See, and What Doesn’t Belong — to its growing number of titles available in the iTunes App Store.

Startup Duolingo Taps Power of Crowds to Make Learning Language Free

Learning a new language is tedious and demands a lot of practice. Luis von Ahn doesn’t want all that effort to be wasted. In fact, it might be a gold mine. Von Ahn, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is the co-creator of Duolingo, a free language-­learning site that turns students into an online workforce. His software uses their answers to simple exercises in a translation service that he expects to charge money for.

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"Brush of Truth" Book App Rated Five Stars by Technology in Education

Brush of Truth, a book app for kids 8-12, was rated five stars by review site Technology in Education for engaging young readers. Created by Story Bayou, the $1.99 app will go on sale for 99 cents on Dec. 7 on iTunes for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Brush of Truth, recognized for its appeal to reluctant readers, also is available on Google Play for Android devices, and for Kindle Fire and Windows 7 devices.

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