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5 ways to help kids rein in digital distractions

5 ways to help kids rein in digital distractions

05/10/2016

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Since the beginning of time, man has had an innate sense of alertness. In primitive times, that’s what prepared us for danger. Imagine you're hunting and gathering when you happen upon a pond with fresh water. You bend over to fill a jug and suddenly you hear a twig SNAP! You turn,…

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5 steps administrators can take to improve tech decision-making

5 steps administrators can take to improve tech decision-making

08/30/2016

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Whether you're a new or an experienced school administrator, stepping into the world of ed tech decision-making can be daunting.
Administrators are often called on to meet with the IT department, computer science teachers and product vendors to discuss ed tech initiatives and…

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Will educators get virtual reality right?

Will educators get virtual reality right?

08/31/2016

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Transformational technologies — from the wheel to the printing press, steam energy, the telephone, radio, air travel, television, personal computing, and the internet — have never been just about changing how we “do” the mechanics of our lives. Truly transformational technologies allow us to…

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Keep remote students connected through virtual learning experiences

Keep remote students connected through virtual learning experiences

04/05/2017

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Most of us can probably remember facing a few challenges in middle and high school — both academic and social. But can you imagine how it would be if you lived in a remote, rural location, hundreds of miles away from the nearest student your age? Or how difficult it would be to stay at grade…

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5 things every educator should know about digital equity

5 things every educator should know about digital equity

04/12/2017

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Digital equity is easier to define than it is to solve. It’s about making sure students have equal access to technology like devices, software and the internet, and that they have trained educators to help them navigate those tools.

That can be a heavy lift when you consider…

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6 ways to get teacher buy-in for flipping a school

6 ways to get teacher buy-in for flipping a school

06/26/2017

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The flipped learning movement has grown exponentially in recent years. Project Tomorrow’s 2015 Speak-Up survey found that 28 percent of administrators say flipped learning is having a significant impact on transforming learning and teaching in their districts. Seventeen percent of elementary…

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6 benefits of curriculum mapping

6 benefits of curriculum mapping

08/09/2018

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Curriculum mapping lets educators collect and record curriculum-related data that identifies the core skills and content taught, the processes employed and the assessments used for each subject area and grade level. The completed curriculum map then becomes a tool that helps teachers…

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Open resources help CTE programs keep up with changes

Open resources help CTE programs keep up with changes

03/08/2018

Topics: Curriculum

It took less than six years for Uber to disrupt the transportation industry, less than eight years for Airbnb to upend the travel industry and less than seven years for LinkedIn to make waves in the corporate recruiting market.

The pace of change is accelerating in almost every…

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No internet at home? Tap into your community to narrow the digital divide

No internet at home? Tap into your community to narrow the digital divide

02/08/2018

Topics: Advocacy

Just four years ago, the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina, put devices in the hands of 19,500 K-12 students. Learners in grades 3-12 brought the devices home every day. Almost immediately, an issue arose.

Despite every student having a…

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What' 's missing from mobile learning

What's missing from mobile learning

07/15/2017

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning, professional learning

They had the infrastructure: a schoolwide Wi-Fi network backed by robust high-speed broadband. They had the devices: 1:1 iPads for seventh-grade students. They even had an evaluation process to ensure their…

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