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Churchwell Magnet Elementary digging in to CCSS Lesson Planning with myCore

Teachers are using the cloud-based lesson planning platform to support Strategic Design lesson-planning, a backward design approach, to create deep, engaging lessons that spark critical thinking in their students, as well as meet benchmarks set out in the CCSS.

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Blackboard partners with Mozilla to support use of digital badges

With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn™ courses and across the Web using Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastructure, the most widely used format and only open and shared technical standard for badging and credentialing.

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Tales2Go selected to present at Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative

The Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative is the brainchild of Eileen Murphy, a former teacher, curriculum developer and district-level manager in Chicago Public Schools.

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Von Duprin introduces only exit device with “locked/unlocked” visual status indicator

The new visual status indicator is available as an option on exit devices for both new construction as well as the aftermarket.

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Plano ISD partners with Hobsons to simplify college admissions

Naviance Course Planner, an extension of Naviance that allows students to design their own multi-year course plans, will help Plano’s counselors to set post-secondary goals aligned with interests of each student, and then create a comprehensive course of action that connects those same personalized goals to their post-secondary plans.

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Northwest ISD embraces innovative geo-visual analytic software

The GuideK12 platform visualizes student data on an interactive map to allow real-time analysis for academic needs, boundary planning, capacity analysis, and resource placement.

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Extron now shipping eight input scaling presentation switchers with DTP extension

The IN1608 also includes a host of audio switching and processing features. It is available as a standard model with two stereo audio outputs, the IN1608 SA that adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the IN1608 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier.

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Mead and Five Star brands join the TeacherLists.com site for the 2013 back-to-school season

School supply lists have been a staple of the back-to-school experience for millions of families for decades, and Mead® and Five Star® notebooks and accessories have been on those lists as brands teachers trust and recommend for just as long. Now – through the new TeacherLists.com service – those lists are easier for teachers to post and share and easier for parents to find.

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New report shows states’ graduation requirements out of sync with Common Core

Many Common Core States Have Yet to Define a Common Core-worthy Diploma,” found that of the 45 states that have voluntarily adopted Common Core, only 11 have aligned their graduation requirements in mathematics with those standards.

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New myCore coaching functionality promotes collaboration with common core aligned lessons

Insight Education Group, K-12 education’s partner in connecting teacher effectiveness and the Common Core, is thrilled to announce its flagship Common Core solution, myCore, which offers teachers on-demand support in creating rigorous, engaging, standards-aligned lessons.

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