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SETDA launches digital learning implementation guide

SETDA launches digital learning implementation guide

Free online resource helps states and districts plan for, implement smart digital learning initiativesA new and free resource addressing six focus areas aims to help school leaders implement digital learning initiatives effectively.The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), is a free web-based...

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Pearson unveils new approach to social studies education

Pearson unveils new approach to social studies education

Social studies curriculum was developed in collaboration with educators, experts, and studentsDeveloping an understanding of social studies--where our society has been and where it is going--is crucial to…

5 top tech tools of 2014

5 top tech tools of 2014

Graphite, from Common Sense Media, previews its Top Tools of 2014 listSome of the year's top ed-tech tools include a free slideshow creator, a reading tool with embedded…

Mobile apps, gaming top students’ school wish lists

Mobile apps, gaming top students’ school wish lists

Classroom management software, e-learning solutions growing in popularityThree-quarters of schools in a recent survey say they currently use or plan to use e-learning software, and two-thirds of teachers…

Texting with students can profoundly impact their success

Texting with students can profoundly impact their success

Research indicates texts from teachers have the potential to improve students' ability to learnA text message can have a profound effect on the ability of students to learn,…

How 6 districts do the Hour of Code

How 6 districts do the Hour of Code

Students across the nation are participating in an international event to write at least one line of codeMark Zuckerberg and Ashton Kutcher do it. This year, President Obama…

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Nov. 13 virtual field trip highlights copper mining

Nov. 13 virtual field trip highlights copper mining

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and Freeport-McMoRan, an international natural resource company, will host an interactive live virtual field trip…

Access 23 free Common Core iTunes U courses

Access 23 free Common Core iTunes U courses

ASCD has debuted the Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U. The Common Core Resources Project is a curation of instructional resources and assessment sample items that will…

13 free assistive technology resources

13 free assistive technology resources

A limited budget doesn’t have to stop you or your child from getting some of the best assistive technology available to help people with LD. These free resources…

All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event.This is one of Discovery Education's annual community…

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Transforming Instruction Using Video

Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…

10 must-watch videos for flipped learning

10 must-watch videos for flipped learning

From STEM videos to history lessons, YouTube can be a one-stop shop for flipped learning If must-implement educational trends were narrowed down to a small group, flipped learning…

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

Stacey Roshan has found that flipping her math class leads to more powerful classroom interactions.In the three years that my advanced math classes have been flipped, I…

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

The flipped classroom is an education trend that has generated a lot of buzz, but some educators have struggled to create or find videos that are both short…

Teachers: Involve parents in the flipped classroom, too

At the beginning of each semester I spend time speaking to my students about what the flipped classroom is: a significant change over the way students have previously…

How TED-Ed is helping to amplify instruction

Technology can extend a talented teacher’s reach to thousands or even millions of kids around the world, said Chris Anderson, curator of the nonprofit TED project—and during an…

The truth about flipped learning

A flipped classroom is all about watching videos at home and then doing worksheets in class, right? Wrong! Consider carefully the assumptions and sources behind this oversimplified description.…

How to implement the ‘flipped classroom’

(Editor’s note: Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to practice what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. This…

How to make videos your students will love

(Editor’s note: Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to practice what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. This…

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Sal Khan, whose online Khan Academy serves up video tutorials to more than 6 million students worldwide each month, wants to reassure teachers that the free educational service…

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