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New Jersey Middle School Receives Education Technology Grant

West Milford's Macopin Middle School in North New Jersey was one of just nine schools to receive an award through Optimum Lightpath's $75,000 Transforming Education with Technology Grant program for 2012-2013.

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Foxborough (Mass.) P.S. to Host Parent Technology Night

In an effort to provide parents with an understanding of how technology is being used in today's classroom, the Foxborough (Mass.) School District is hosting its second annual Parent Technology Night on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Foxborough High School from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Lenovo Unveils a K12 Chromebook

Given the brutal wear and tear of a K12 environment, Lenovo has added features to its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook to protect the unit in case it is dropped, such as a rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners, and its hinges and hinge brackets are built to last more than 50,000 open/close cycles at school. 

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Creating Device-Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes

Ron Milliner, director of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE), gives teachers insights into how to sculpt successful lesson plans for schools implementing bring your own device programs.

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Medina, Ohio H.S. Students Build Blended Learning Site, App for City

Students enrolled in a blended educational course at Medina High School presented an app and website that is all student-built to City Council Monday night.

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Mass. School Committee Sees Need for New District Technology Director

Westford, Mass. schools will more than likely have to face another year of difficult decisions during this spring’s discussions on the next fiscal year’s budget, including the question of whether to hire a districtwide technology coordinator.

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St. Paul School District Favors Dell Proposal for Tech Platform

St. Paul district leaders have picked Dell to design a key piece of their eight-year technology plan. At more than $4.2 million over five years, the proposal was also more expensive than other pitches.

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Blended Learning: Teachers Plus Computers Equal Success

Blended learning combines teacher-led instruction and online instruction using computers. Early results suggest the combination of both models gets better results than either element used alone.

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Families Try Out 'Virtual' Public Schools

Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure and other inappropriate behavior, Susan Brown didn't want her two daughters attending public schools — even though she's a substitute teacher in a public school in Minnesota.

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Virtual School Principal Logs In

From his desk at the Massachusetts Virtual Academy office on Davis Street, Carl Tillona looked out across the large room at four teachers, each of whom wore headphones and spread out at tables with laptops, communicating lesson plans virtually with students and parents.

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