21st-century learning

"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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Apple Ups Ore. School's Enthusiasm and Test Scores

iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

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Muhlenberg S.D. Tells School Board: We Need More Tech Funding

Without more funding for technology, Muhlenberg School District probably won't be able keep its computer systems up to date, administrators told school board members Wednesday.

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Minnesota High Schools Get Boost from Technology

Kevin Moorhead fires up the computer for his honors investing class at Champlin Park High School. He has a powerpoint ready to go as students filter in and grab their laptops.

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Quick Tips to Improve Pupils' Cognitive Skills

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More Technology Needed at N.Y.'s Fredonia Central School

More technology in the classroom is the most common request Grants Management and Professional Development Director Joseph Reyda receives from teachers. New state teaching standards make accessible technology more important than ever.

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Cellphone Use a Possibility in Mississippi Schools

It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones.

As schools try to add more technology during a time when they are receiving less funding, many will begin to consider allowing students to use devices they already own. That will include cell phones and electronic tablets like iPads.

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Petoskey (Mich.) Board Moves Ahead with Tech Program

The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.

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NETS for Students Curriculum Planning Tool

The National Education Technology Standards (NETS), conceived by the International Society for Technology in Education, provides examples of what the NETS look like in practice. Included in this tool are measurable skills students can be expected to achieve at specified age ranges and content-related examples of activities and tools that build proficiency.

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