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Internet Killed the Newspaper Star

Internet Killed the Newspaper Star | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
We knew that not even Clark Kent in his blue and red underpants could save them, but it still impresses me how fast newspapers' circulation has declined in this decade.
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Up Front: Dive into the Future of Learning

Up Front: Dive into the Future of Learning | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Digital Generation Project. Edutopia's in-depth coverage of students from around the country reveals how young people are using new media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways.

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Map Your Innovation with Epic-ed #byot #byod #ipad #byol

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Map Your Innovation with Epic-ed #byot #byod #ipad #byol | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it


Raleigh, NC- December 4, 2012—Epiced.org, a US Department of Education supported online community of practice, launched its School/District Locator today. This visual database tool creates networking opportunities for schools and districts engaged in digital learning transitions.

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Three U.S. Schools Recognized for Instructional Innovations -- THE Journal

Three innovative education programs in the United States were honored by Microsoft during its annual Global Forum Educator Awards held in Prague, Czechoslovakia this past weekend.
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Can CoSN Help Your District's Cloud Decision-Making? -- THE Journal

Can CoSN Help Your District's Cloud Decision-Making? -- THE Journal | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school district technology leaders, offers users continuing education, technology leadership certification, a library of original research, and connections to peers and...
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The Digital Promise in Education

The Digital Promise in Education | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

by Matt Akin, Dr. Linda Clark, Dr. Mark Edwards, Dr. Cynthia Elsberry, Adam Frankel, Dr. Christine Johns, Dr. James Ponce, Dr. Steven Webb

There are few more urgent challenges facing America than preparing our students for successful careers and lives in the 21st century. Over the past several decades, educators, reformers, and policy makers have tried many approaches to help us meet this challenge, but the result is the same: test scores, imperfect but reasonable yardsticks of performance, are flat lining or showing modest growth. We must accelerate our progress to prepare all of our students to compete in the global economy.

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enact a common but flexible approach that leverages our collective power, while making room for our individual strengths and differences. In particular, districts are committing to:Design, implement, assess and scale up personalized learning environments that will enable all students to achieve college- and career-ready standards;

Incorporate rich, project-based learning experiences;

Leverage data dashboards that provide students, parents, and educators with real-time information about students' learning;

Engage in a cycle of continuous improvement to assess and enhance what we're doing; and

Make the most of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools as a vehicle for sharing promising practices and lessons learned with the larger community of students, parents, educators, and policymakers across the country.

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Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013 | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 25.
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McGraw-Hill sells its education business | eSchool News

McGraw-Hill sells its education business | eSchool News | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
In a surprise $2.5 billion cash and debt deal expected to be final by the early part of 2013, a private equity firm will purchase McGraw-Hill Education's digital and traditional textbook business.
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Fraser Speirs - Blog - Two Weeks with iPad mini

Fraser Speirs - Blog - Two Weeks with iPad mini | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The first thing to get out of the way is that the iPad mini is an iPad. Even more than calling it ...
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DisaPainted.com - Release your Creativity!

DisaPainted.com - Release your Creativity! | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
DisaPainted.com is Web 2.0 based website for creating, sharing, watching hand-drawn frame-by-frame
animations using modern HTML5 techniques for the fastest and the most enjoying drawing for you.
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Empowering Students

Empowering Students | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Empowering Students

 

Focus on Positive Relationships

When surveyed, students say that the most important aspect of a positive school experience is having teachers who care about them.

 

Work Should be Real and Authentic

Are classroom activities of interest to students? Are there tools available to students to access current content? When the Arab Spring erupted, students in the Yarmouth Schools had many questions. Teachers were able to help them find valid and real information online. Class discussions were held using Google Docs and face to face. An opportunity to work with a class in Egypt was available later so that students could ask questions.

 

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Alice Barr, Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth ME

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List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners

List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Do your learners prefer acquiring and processing information via images, pictures, maps, graphs, charts, illustrations, and other visual aids? Since...

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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The current faculty and administrators have worked closely on a host of innovations in assessment and curriculum planning over several years.
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Home - Mustard Seed Ministries

Computer refurbishing non-profit organization giving away free computers to needy kids and teaching computer literacy to adults.
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Technology | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Technology | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Technology

Advances in technology can improve the quality, accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency of assessments. Building on the success of member states and catalyzing the creation of new technologies will allow the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to:

Accurately and efficiently measure student achievement and growth through computer-adaptive testing;Develop innovative and real-world test items that assess the breadth of the Common Core State Standards for virtually all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners;Enhance teacher and administrator professional development and capacity building at the local level; andLeverage cross-state resources to deliver assessments and produce both standardized and customizable reports that are cost-effective, timely, and useful for teachers, students, and parents to track progress towards college- and career-readiness.

Technology Requirements

The Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications provide minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that will allow schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing computers will support the administration of the assessment system in the 2014-15 school year.

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8 Annotation Tools Teachers might find useful

8 Annotation Tools Teachers might find useful | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Collaborative annotation tools are a social starting place for immersing students in the scholarly practice of research and annotation, while encouraging them to share information and build on the work of others in a dynamic community of thought. With tools like Diigo,students might have the opportunity to collaborate on the interpretation of resources in ways not possible inside a classroom or with printed materials that should not be written in, such as library books. In addition, while scholars have found in the web an unparalleled information resource, using it effectively depends on tools that help organize the data and simplify the process of locating resources when they are needed.

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OLPC Cancels XO 3 Tablet, Reduces Focus on Designing Hardware

OLPC Cancels XO 3 Tablet, Reduces Focus on Designing Hardware | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
One Laptop Per Child shelves plans to release its XO 3 tablet and may reduce its focus on developing hardware going forward.
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Cultivating Tech-Savvy Teachers Should Be Higher Priority, Report Says

Cultivating Tech-Savvy Teachers Should Be Higher Priority, Report Says | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Katie Ash is a staff writer for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Hapara Releases Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control for Chromebooks -- THE Journal

Hapara Releases Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control for Chromebooks -- THE Journal | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Hapara, an education management platform for Google Apps, has released a product bundle exclusively for Google Chromebook users.
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Epic-Ed launches US national database for 1:1 and innovations in K-12

Epic-Ed launches US national database for 1:1 and innovations in K-12 | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

epic-ed's School and District Profile Locator


The epic-ed school/district map is a community-driven map through which you can provide important details regarding your district, and find districts with similar characteristics.

 

GET ON THE MAP with your 1:1 and school innovation.

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McGraw-Hill sells its education business

McGraw-Hill sells its education business | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
In a surprise $2.5 billion cash and debt deal expected to be final by the early part of 2013, a private equity firm will purchase McGraw-Hill Education's digital and traditional textbook business.
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How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen | Derek Sivers

How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen | Derek Sivers | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Do you have an idea for a website, online business, or application, but need a programmer to turn that idea into reality?

Many of my friends have been in the same position, so here's my best advice, below.

But first, a quick request: If you are a programmer, please leave a reply below with YOUR best advice. Feel free to include your URL and email for anyone to contact you. I know my advice is not complete, (and you may totally disagree!), so any further advice is appreciated.

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CuePromptere: Free online teleprompter

CuePromptere: Free online teleprompter | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

CuePrompter.com - The Online Teleprompter

Free teleprompter/autocue service

CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed.
Check the system requirements and give it a try. Bookmark this site and come again when ever you need teleprompter services.
Free for any use (both commercial and non-commercial).

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High School Equips Students with B&N Nook Color Tablets | Education News

High School Equips Students with B&N Nook Color Tablets | Education News | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Thanks to a $200,000 federal grant, this year Western Hills University High School principal Stephanie Morton took a step that is becoming more common as a growing number of educators embrace technology: she purchased for …...
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Digital School Districts Survey 2012-13

The Center for Digital Education (Center) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) are launching the nation’s eighth annual Digital School Districts Survey.
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