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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.

Beyond Gamification: Cutting-Edge Technology Meets Alternative, Progressive Education

If you follow me on Forbes, you already know that I’m an advocate of gaming, pushing developers to harness interactive multimedia’s ability to positively impact children and adolescents in terms of intellectual and emotional development. Video games, I’ve argued, are the interactive mythology of a digital future.

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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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Increase Engagement, Accountability, and Tech-Readiness with Portable Interactive Technology

In Arizona’s rural Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, 70 percent of students receive a free or reduced-price lunch. Because many students do not have the resources at home to learn about and interact with technology, the team at Cottonwood wanted to foster improved technology skills, while also promoting student engagement in class.

Who Does Technology Best, China or U.S.?

More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st-century classroom -- but how does the U.S. compare in effective use of technology in education to other countries?

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Benchmark Report on Implementing Online Learning

MDR and K12 recently conducted a survey of school and district administrators regarding their online learning programs. This report highlights the best practices and lessons learned in implementing online learning programs in K12 schools.

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Britannica Digital Learning Developing New E-books for Schools

Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.

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Westerly (R.I.) Schools to Participate in Digital Learning Days

Westerly Public Schools, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign celebrates innovative teaching and highlights practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.

Westerly is hosting Digital Learning Day events to highlight the innovation happening in schools with Feb. 4-8 designated as Digital Learning Days.

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Calif. Teachers Flip for 'Flipped Learning'

"Kids want to take an active part in the learning process," Principal Greg Green said. "Now teachers are actually working with kids."

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Superintendents’ Tech Priorities for 2013

As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.

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