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New ed-tech services aim to stop the ‘summer slide’

New ed-tech services aim to stop the ‘summer slide’

This summer, students will have at least two new ed-tech services to offset summer learning loss, free of charge “Summer learning loss is the great open space of education,” said Tom Davidson, EverFi’s chief executive.Research suggests that students lose two to three months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over...

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International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

Education stakeholders highlight an international perspective on ed-tech integrationAs the U.S. struggles with stagnant performance on international assessments, it could learn from other countries' successful ed-tech initiatives.During the…

One startling fact about flipped learning

One startling fact about flipped learning

Flipped learning now surpasses all other digital trendsFlipped learning has been on education’s radar for the last two years, with many schools experimenting with a teaching and learning…

How to avoid classroom cheating

How to avoid classroom cheating

Technology presents cheating challenges and opportunitiesSnapchat—snap a photo with a smartphone and the image disappears 10 seconds after the receiver opens it. Great for selfies, but also for…

New science teaching tools shown at NSTA conference

New science teaching tools shown at NSTA conference

Companies demonstrated products built around the Next Generation Science Standards and designed to engage students in science activities Getting students interested in science was a key theme among…

Common Core’s challenges and opportunities

Common Core’s challenges and opportunities

You can’t improve learning outcomes for students without improving instructionIt is an exciting time in education. We have an opportunity to ensure that all students develop the skills…

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Site offers free digital citizenship tools

Site offers free digital citizenship tools

Digital citizenship is a key skill for today's studentsToday’s kids may be growing up in an interconnected world, but they need to be taught how to be good…

Resource blends science and daily life

Resource blends science and daily life

Parents, students, and educators can explore how science impacts everyday lifeOpening young minds to the wonders of science with a unique online resource center, Discovery Education and 3M…

New tool for Common Core resource, alignment evaluation

New tool for Common Core resource, alignment evaluation

Teachers have help with Common Core resources and standards alignment from a new free resourceCommon Sense Media has released Common Core Explorer, a new search tool that helps…

eBook addresses internet safety, digital citizenship

eBook addresses internet safety, digital citizenship

Free download helps parents, teachers, and students with internet safety awarenessFirst introduced during National Internet Safety Month in June, NBCUniversal's The More You Know, in collaboration with NBC…

Connected Educator Month

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 9: Connected Educators

eSchool News counts down the 10 most significant developments in educational technology during the past year. No. 9 is Connected Educator Month. …

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How to Make Flipped Learning Work in Education

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Don’t make these mistakes with flipped learning

Don’t make these mistakes with flipped learning

From stale practices to no accountability, even flipped learning can fail studentsFlipped learning has taken off in classrooms across the country, but what many educators are realizing is…

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…

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…

Managing the Machines: How to Have Effective Tech on a Tight Budget

Managing the Machines: How to Have Effective Tech on a Tight Budget

In this latest STAR (School Technology Action Report), “Managing the Machines: How to Have Effective Tech on a Tight Budget,” the editors of eSchool Media Inc.—with support from…

STAR: School Technology Action Report

STAR: School Technology Action Report

Stay on top of the key developments affecting education technology. Become a star in your classroom, school, district, college, or university with the STAR series—carefully selected reports composed…

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