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Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning

Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Public Science Project has been successful at enlisting the help of young people and motivating them to engage in highly academic work in large part because they value what those youth bring to the table. This model offers interesting insights for educators struggling to motivate and challenge learners that seem disengaged or disinterested in learning.
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A Global Technology Initiative -- THE Journal

A Global Technology Initiative -- THE Journal | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Here's how a Maryland school district is using digital video globes to improve students' access to STEM learning—and their test scores.
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WOW! a part-planetarium, part-IMAX!

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How strong state leaders leverage ed-tech resources | eSchool News | eSchool News

State education leaders can help classroom teachers by creating robust ed-tech resources and communities to support teaching and learning.
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Let Tech Organize Your Teaching

Let Tech Organize Your Teaching | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
By now, many new and veteran teachers are settling into the routine of the new school year. Hopefully, the back-to-school anxiety levels have subsided and classrooms are alive with learning. Notice t
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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.
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Technology changing the face of high school sports

Technology changing the face of high school sports | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
High school sports fans who miss a game, match or meet now don’t have to wait until the evening news or tomorrow’s Journal Star to get the result.
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Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network

Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
What's the point of the humanities? Of studying philosophy, history, literature and
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Mapping high school graduation rates | SmartBlogs

Mapping high school graduation rates | SmartBlogs | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Thousands of teenagers are graduating from high school this month. Many plan to attend college and conquer the world. Others are content to find a good job
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Baltimore City Public School students use new math app

Baltimore City Public School students use new math app | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Front Row Education uses math apps to teach Baltimore City students.
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K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Cloud computing, mobile learning, and learning analytics are among the school technologies likely to carve out a larger place in schools, a report says.
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4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss - Edudemic

4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss - Edudemic | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Combating summer learning loss over the summer for young readers is a challenge that many teachers face.
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Educlipper launches its 'virtual pinboard' for teachers & students

Educlipper launches its 'virtual pinboard' for teachers & students | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Adam Bellow has launched Educlipper, a tool for kids to save and share content from the web.
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Passionate about helping people?

Passionate about helping people? | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
"Making your mark on the world is hard," President Obama simply put during a 2006 speech. When I was a young girl I knew I wanted to help people.
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The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal

The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.
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What's brewing in ed tech in 2014? 

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Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads -- THE Journal

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads -- THE Journal | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
See how teachers are combining iPads with a video creation and publishing app to flip their classrooms, and how students are watching along.
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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
An expectation of the Common Core Learning Standards is that teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all children. This includes special education and general education students
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Teachers turn to start-ups to change education - The Boston Globe

Teachers turn to start-ups to change education - The Boston Globe | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy —“structural things” — that kept Levitt from her students.
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Graphite: the new educator/consumer guide for ed tech tools — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Graphite: the new educator/consumer guide for ed tech tools — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
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Your child's data is stored in the cloud

Your child's data is stored in the cloud | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
InBloom, a cloud-based database system for schools, is storing students' data on their servers.
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Zynga Co-founder’s Junyo Is Using Big Data To Help EdTech Companies Better Understand What Schools Really Need | TechCrunch

Zynga Co-founder’s Junyo Is Using Big Data To Help EdTech Companies Better Understand What Schools Really Need | TechCrunch | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
In 2011, Steve Schoettler left Zynga, the company he had co-founded four years earlier, to devote himself to a new project, called Junyo.
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Is sustainability a key part of education?

Is sustainability a key part of education? | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Katherine Portilla: Downplaying the discussion of climate change and sustainability in UK education may be a mistake (Is sustainability a key part of education?
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SmartBlog on Education - 3 ways to make career exploration cool again - SmartBrief SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - 3 ways to make career exploration cool again - SmartBrief SmartBlogs | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
In many schools and districts, career education has gotten a “bad rap.” Sometimes, vocational- and career-exploration activities are only offered to studen
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President Obama Reveals Initiative -- THE Journal

President Obama Reveals Initiative -- THE Journal | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama has announced the ConnectED initiative to build high-speed digital connections to the country's schools and libraries. The initiative aims to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet within five years.
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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Education News and Trends | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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