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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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How to Achieve a Successful Online Learning Solution

Starting down the path of offering online learning can seem a difficult journey. We, at the Capital Area Online Learning Association, are in our fourth year of this journey, so we hope that this paper will provide some useful tips and lessons learned to help navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of starting an online learning program. Although presented in a linear fashion, many of the steps could be performed simultaneously, or readdressed as new information is gathered and different policy decisions are made.

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The P21 Common Core Toolkit

The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st century skills. It includes an alignment overview, examples, and both Common Core and assessment resources.

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Preparing Students for a Global Tech-Based Economy

In this DALI Summit feature session, Karen Talbert, part of the executive leadership team at Learning.com, busts the myths about what digital literacy is and isn't. She talks about the critical technology skills today's students need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems and how to ensure teachers are prepared to get them there.

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National Educational Technology Trends: 2012

This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities from across the nation. This study provides unique details on what state leaders are doing to leverage federal, state and local education programs.

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K12 Leaders Choose the Most Innovative Products of 2012

As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.

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Educators Use iPad as Teaching Tool

Julie Garcia handed Apple iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.

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SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

November 26-27, 2012. The Ed Tech Business Forum provides education industry professionals the opportunity to hear and network with thought leaders from throughout the industry.

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Six Suggestions to Help with Your Shift to Digital Textbooks

In spite of the fact that states and districts spend $5.5 billion a year in core instructional content, many students are still using textbooks made up of content that is 7 to 10 years old.

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Adaptive Math Helps Md. District Transition to Common Core

As districts across the country adopt the Common Core math standards, many district math coordinators are looking for effective tools to help their students transition to the new curriculum.

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