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Calcasieu (La.) Schools Make ‘Notable’ Digital Technology Gains

Calcasieu is one of several school districts in the state of Louisiana making notable digital technology gains, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Officials recently released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness in the state through Louisiana's Technology Footprint.

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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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Boston Globe's 'Newspaper in Education' Program Going Digital

The Boston Globe’s Newspaper In Education program is launching a digital pilot program that is putting iPads—as well as digital subscriptions to BostonGlobe.com—into public school classrooms in Boston and Stoneham, Mass.

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Desert Hills (Utah) Students Learn about Computer Programming

Desert Hills High School computer programming students are experimenting with new ways of incorporating the programming theory they have learned in class. Students explore computer science in the class and usually spend most of their time learning to code simple business applications.

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Maryland School's Science Fair Goes Digital

Testing radiation effects emitted by cellphones was difficult to determine for Betty Aita Rukh-Kamaa, a seventh-grader at Robert Goddard French Immersion School of Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools, but she said assembling her science fair project was much easier.

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Success Made in the Digital Learning Environment in Georgia District

You may have heard that we recently distributed 6,000 netbooks—or lightweight laptops—to our students, at an approximate ratio of one netbook for every two students. That in and of itself is pretty incredible and made possible by the generosity of our community through SPLOST technology funds.

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Norwich (Conn.) Schools, Teachers Ratchet Up Online Presence

In a bid to further improve communication with families, the Norwich school district is rapidly expanding its presence on social media networks and other internet platforms.

"We want to open every door to positive involvement. Family partnerships are a component to achieving student success," Superintendent Abby Dolliver said. "Having updated and open communication with parents is another way to meet this goal."

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Ramsey (N.J.) Students, Teachers Give iPad Initiative Glowing Review

Educators at Smith Middle School in Ramsey (N.J.) are using apps and a 'flipped classroom' technique to integrate the technology into eighth-grade classrooms.

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Holy Trinity's Bearden Named Top Tweeter in Field

Tweets on school technology, classroom resources and social media have made Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy's Susan Bearden one of the top Twitter mavens in her field. The director of information technology was recently named one of the top 50 Chief Information Officers on Twitter in a Huffington Post technology blog. Her rank? No. 9.

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Whiteboards Promote Student and Teacher Collaboration

In the 21st-century classroom, interactive whiteboards have taken the place of traditional chalkboards from the past. Whiteboards allow for interactive, digital instruction and use software that both students and educators can collaborate with. The products featured here are all used to enrich the interactive whiteboard learning experience in the modern K12 environment.

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