Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:22am
Four students in Maine had the chance to study shoreline organisms this past year thanks to a pilot program created by Vanderbilt University's Aspirnaut Program, which uses Skype to bring hands-on science experiments to rural classrooms in Arkansas, Maine, Montana, and Tennessee.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 1:51pm
Districts and decision makers recognize the importance of leveraging educational data to make informed decisions that support student academic success. District leaders know that the benefits of gathering educational data are wide ranging—from helping to track student improvement to monitoring specific yearly financial expenditures.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 3:04pm
Technology is making learning a little easier for students with physical or learning disabilities. Whether it’s software that adapts to their reading level or tablet applications that provide mobility, there’s something for all students to help them learn and communicate more effectively.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:28pm
Robotics and poetry aren’t an ordinary combination. But together, they represent how one Pennsylvania district expanded from STEM to STEAM, and added an element of art to math and science.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:20pm
Adventure filmmaker Elia Saikaly was approaching the top of Mount Everest when he took some time out of the climb to speak to a high school classroom in Canada about his journey.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:15pm
With so many cloud options, district CIOs should push vendors for details about their security and privacy services. “With the cloud, you have to ask big questions,” says Taiye Lambo, founder of CloudeAssurance. He suggests that CIOs assess three major security areas: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 1:26pm
Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years, and experts are urging others to go all digital within the next 5 to 7 years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 1:20pm
Educators have devised Next Generation Science Standards that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms. A key to fulfilling the promise of NGSS will be training teachers to adapt.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:53am
Shared or distributed leadership is a concept familiar to education leaders, and now a new web tool, called Pipeline, and developed by a Carnegie Mellon University researcher, looks to make the process simpler and more effective.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 2:47pm
Lisa Nelson of the Innovative Educator blog looked to her peers for ideas on how to use Pinterest as a creative tool and was surprised that she was unable to get any help. Then she discovered Pinterest guru NewYorkBob and the ideas began flowing. Here are her five favorites.
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