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We flipped professional development and our teachers loved it

We flipped professional development and our teachers loved it | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Helping Individuals Who Are Blind Transition to Work Through Training and Accessible Ebooks

Helping Individuals Who Are Blind Transition to Work Through Training and Accessible Ebooks | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
September 8th is International Literacy Day, and Bookshare is honoring those individuals and organizations that make a lasting difference to ensure literacy happens for everyone. Each day, Bill Pow…
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EdNET Insight | Huge Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in High-Poverty Communities

Huge Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in High-Poverty Communities
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EdNET Insight | New Survey Shows Most Teachers Want Mobile-Friendly Resources in the Classroom

EdNET Insight | New Survey Shows Most Teachers Want Mobile-Friendly Resources in the Classroom | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Getting struggling students to read requires both data and compassion

Getting struggling students to read requires both data and compassion | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Transition Time | Parent Toolkit Video

Transition Time | Parent Toolkit Video | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
It can be scary for you and your little ones when they head off to school for the first time! Watch the Transition Time video series on the Parent Toolkit.com to help you prepare!
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Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms

Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Several recent studies looking at computers and online learning found mixed-to-negative results. And they offer clues about how schools and tech companies can do better.
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Dare to be uncool | Parenting

Dare to be uncool | Parenting | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Dear Aidan, Dylan, and Julia, As you head back to school, I have so many wishes for your school year. I want you to have inspiring teachers, make new friends, have challenging adventures, and discover new things that you love. And something else: I hope you’ll dare to be uncool, whenever you get the chance.... Read more »
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Bookshare Member Amare Leggett Finishes Top Ten in 2016 National Braille Challenge | Paths to Technology | Perkins eLearning

Bookshare Member Amare Leggett Finishes Top Ten in 2016 National Braille Challenge | Paths to Technology | Perkins eLearning | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Article about 8 year old Amare Leggette, a Braille Challenge finalist and Bookshare.
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Study finds brain connections key to reading

Study finds brain connections key to reading | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
A new study from MIT reveals that a brain region dedicated to reading has connections necessary for that skill even before children learn to read. By scanning the brains of children before and after they learned to read, the researchers found they could predict the location where each child’s visual word form area (VWFA) would develop.
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The Value of Digital Reading – From Beth Holland

The Value of Digital Reading – From Beth Holland | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
This post first appeared on Diversa. Over the past few months, in a number of different contexts, an interesting question has presented itself. When teaching about the power of text-to-speech, seve…
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5 Things You Should Know about WIOA - ED.gov Blog

Friday marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (or WIOA for short).  Last month, the Departments of Labor and Education, in close collaboration with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, made publicly available the final rules implementing WIOA.  WeContinue Reading
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Educational Technology in Special Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Educational Technology in Special Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
How technology is shaping education for America’s special needs students, with good and bad news. Published by Special education degrees Via: visual.ly
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EdNET 2016 "Think Ahead" Conference Promises Industry Leaders New Strategies For The New Reality in Education

EdNET 2016 "Think Ahead" Conference Promises Industry Leaders New Strategies For The New Reality in Education | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EdNET 2016 'Think Ahead' Conference Promises Industry Leaders New Strategies For The New Reality in Education.
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EdNET Insight | Teachers Are Individualizing the Learning Experience with eBooks

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Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It's a destructive force in schools, but most educators don't have the training or resources to help.
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Opening Literacy to All

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Using technology to help children who are blind in developing countries by Nestor V. Custodio There are an estimated 19 million children who are blind or have low vision on our planet, and 90 percent of them are in developing countries where resources are limited. The average braille machine, for example, costs…

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Don Johnston Inc. | AHA! It’s YOU Making a Difference in the Classroom!

Don Johnston Inc. | AHA! It’s YOU Making a Difference in the Classroom! | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don't We?

The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don't We? | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
A group of lawmakers and staff with the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures spent a year and a half studying the best school systems in the world. Here's what they learned.
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Special Education Practices

Special Education Practices | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
What kind of support is helpful for students with special needs?
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Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn

Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Audio book listeners can find themselves having to explain to book readers why listening isn't cheating. Professor Daniel Willingham explains the differences.
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Back-to-School: Information for TVIs to share with General Education Teachers | Paths to Technology | Perkins eLearning

Back-to-School: Information for TVIs to share with General Education Teachers | Paths to Technology | Perkins eLearning | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Information for general education teachers who will have a student with visual impairments or blindness in his/her class.
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3 Essential Ingredients for Making Edtech Work in the Classroom: Leadership, PD, and Ongoing Support (EdSurge News)

3 Essential Ingredients for Making Edtech Work in the Classroom: Leadership, PD, and Ongoing Support (EdSurge News) | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
During the 2015-16 school year, I visited schools across the nation to see how technology can transform teaching and learning. The changes I’ve seen have been exciting, meaningful, and more often than not, challenging to get right.The “digital divide” is still very real. In places like Eminence, Ken
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Creating Equal District and Schoolwide Learning Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Creating Equal District and Schoolwide Learning Opportunities for Students with Disabilities | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Raising academic performance to meet the mandates of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a critical mission for school leaders, yet finding solutions to accommodate diverse student populations…
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