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Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) cuts through clutter of irrelevant search results

Teachers and app designers join forces

Developers from a dozen high-tech start-ups are entering New York City classrooms to help teachers brainstorm solutions to educational challenges. Among their projects: tailoring math lessons to middle-school students whose abilities may be grade-levels apart. The program is hosted by the New York City Department of Education’s Innovation Zone, or iZone, which works with schools to design and pilot new approaches to K12 instruction.

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Building schools designed to succeed includes technology

More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs. The federal government is proposing to respond to that need by investing millions of dollars in school construction and modernization. But those dollars must be spent wisely. The schools of yesteryear, with their rows of desks and stair-stepped lecture halls, simply don't work for the students of today.

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Change Agents: The Menlo App Academy wants kids to code

Matt Dillabough and Max Colbert, the two 14-year-olds behind the Menlo App Academy, have a mission to teach the USA to code. And that could fill a growing need for U.S. employers.

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No child left untableted

Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.”

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Serious games and the future of education

The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.

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How Digital Literacy is the Foundation of Academic Success

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Education sector most optimistic about impact of tech-led change

Ninety percent of education leaders, the most out of any sector for which respondents were surveyed, believe that technology has made them more imaginative and creative at work, with 80 percent saying it has also made them more productive. These insights are from a study called "Humans and Machines," conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh.

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The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

There doesn’t need to be a fight between teaching and technology in the classroom. The right combination of the two can deliver personalized learning to improve kids’ understanding and enable success.

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