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RUMOR: iPad mini Event to Focus on iBooks and Education

RUMOR: iPad mini Event to Focus on iBooks and Education | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
We've heard rumors of an iPad mini event scheduled for October 23, and now more information is coming in from multiple sources that the event may also focus on Apple's iBooks store and education.
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Readers: Digital textbook implementation just a dream | eSchool News

Readers: Digital textbook implementation just a dream | eSchool News | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
According to readers, though digital textbooks sound good in theory, not all students would have access to these materials from home as well as school.
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An iPad for Every Student? Florida's Textbook-Closing Switch Would Cost $441 Million | FlaglerLive - Your News Service for Flagler County News Palm Coast News Bunnell Flagler Beach Beverly Beach an...

An iPad for Every Student? Florida's Textbook-Closing Switch Would Cost $441 Million | FlaglerLive - Your News Service for Flagler County News Palm Coast News Bunnell Flagler Beach Beverly Beach an... | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Lawmakers have helped drive the state toward more reliance on digital learning materials, passing a bill two years ago requiring schools to adopt digital-only textbooks by the 2015-16 school year and spend at least half their textbook budget on...
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TechYes: Project tools for PBL

The all new TechYES features:
* Alignment to Common Core
* E-rate required Internet use and cyberbullying curriculum
* 3-stage assessment that supports the project process
* Project planning tools
* Easy student and class administration
* LDAP compatibility for large implementations
* Technology literacy and student leadership curriculum
* Cloud-based, nothing to install
* Searchable showcase of exemplary projects

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Flipped Learning: What It Means for District Admin's , sponsored by Schoolwires

Flipped Learning: What It Means for District Admin's , sponsored by Schoolwires | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is fast becoming the new model for K-12 education. Find out what all the buzz is about and what
it could mean for your district. In this webinar designed for K-12 administrators, you’ll learn about ideas and
strategies to implement and support flipped learning across your district.

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Can Academic Standards Boost Literacy and Close the Achievement Gap?

Can Academic Standards Boost Literacy and Close the Achievement Gap? | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by nearly all states, combined with tougher literacy assessments, will reveal the large gaps between the literacy skills of average American students and international standards, and the literacy...
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Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders

Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Zachary Tumin and William Bratton, coauthors of Collaborate or Perish!
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SETDA - Out of Print Report Release and Briefing

SETDA - Out of Print Report Release and Briefing | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Out of Print highlights the sea change underway in the multi-billion dollar U.S. K-12 instructional materials market enabled by recent technology and intellectual property rights innovations. With a focus on the ultimate impact on student learning, the report provides examples of lessons learned from recent digital and open (OER) content initiatives by leading states and school districts and offers comprehensive recommendations for government, industry, and educators to ensure that the inevitable shift to digital instructional materials improves student achievement and engagement and efficiently uses scarce resources.

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New Wi-Fi Sensor from Fluke Networks Eliminates Need for Ethernet -- Campus Technology

A company that specializes in network troubleshooting solutions has updated a sensor product line for Wi-Fi network monitoring to eliminate the need for Ethernet cabling.
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The Blended and Virtual Learning Frontier

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2012 Q3 Special Report: The Blended and Virtual Learning Frontier

Posted on September 12, 2012

Explore the new blended and virtual learning frontier sweeping the nation in this Special Report. Discover critical data supporting these new learning models, and read about why they hold so much promise for our educational system.

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Glitches in schools' digital initiative have Huntsville parents, teachers frustrated (updated)

Glitches in schools' digital initiative have Huntsville parents, teachers frustrated (updated) | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The district this summer rolled out its 1:1 Learning Initiative, which put more than 22,000 laptops and iPads in the hands of students and ushered in the use of digital textbooks.
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MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents "The New, New Mobile: Commerce on Wheels"

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents "The New, New Mobile: Commerce on Wheels" | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
On September 12, 2012, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: "The New, New Mobile: Commerce on Wheels." Mobile commerce has forever changed the way consumers order and receive the goods and services they...
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10/25: Digital Strategies for Increasing Access and Opportunity in Rural Schools | Alliance For Excellent Education Media

Rural youth continue to be less likely than their urban counterparts to reach their educational goals, and evidence indicates that they continue to be disadvantaged in terms of school resources to prepare them for college and a career. Some of the most promising efforts around improving rural education are taking place in schools where digital media and technology resources are being effectively utilized to...

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An iPad for every student in Estes Park - Estes Park Trail-Gazette

An iPad for every student in Estes Park - Estes Park Trail-Gazette | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
"You know theres a message when the largest encyclopedia company stops printing books," said Patrick Hickey, superintendent of the Estes Park School District.
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Affordable Access Available for a Growing Number of Families

Affordable  Access Available for a Growing Number of Families | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

October 5, 2012

With Comcast entering the second year of its Internet Essentials program and the newer Connect2Compete program – which involves most other U.S. cable companies – gearing up to launch in a number of communities, reduced-cost Internet service is becoming available to more and more low-income families.

Growing, in part, out of negotiations between Comcast and the FCC over Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, the Internet Essentials program set out to provide Internet service for $9.95 a month to families qualifying for free lunch....

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The Flip: End of a Love Affair

The Flip: End of a Love Affair | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed.
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California governor signed two bills for free, openly licensed digital textbooks | opensource.com

California governor signed two bills for free, openly licensed digital textbooks | opensource.com | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

In California, Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges.

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Office 365 Given to Schools for Free

Office 365 Given to Schools for Free | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
As many companies are currently looking for a way to streamline business operations, users can leverage Office 365 to simply share documents; view calendars, contacts, tasks and notes; and dramatically cut costs while saving invaluable time.
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World Teachers'Day | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Teachers'Day | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ for teachers’ rights and responsibilities...We expect a lot from teachers – they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us. This World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all to take a stand.

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

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Preparing for Common Core Online Assessment | EPIC-Ed

With Common Core online assessments being implemented in the 2014-15 school year, school district technology leaders need to understand technology requirements and be preparing for implementation of devices and network infrastructure....

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We've Spent Almost $6 Billion on iPhone Repairs Since 2007

We've Spent Almost $6 Billion on iPhone Repairs Since 2007 | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
A new study estimates that Americans have spent some $5.9 billion on iPhone repairs since the first iteration was released in 2007...
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Free Apps To Make Up 89 Percent of Mobile Downloads This Year -- Campus Technology

Free Apps To Make Up 89 Percent of Mobile Downloads This Year -- Campus Technology | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Across all mobile platforms, nearly 90 percent of all downloads from app stores will be free apps in 2012. And, according to a new report from Gartner, 90 percent of the apps for which users are willing to pay will cost less than $3.
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Report Sheds Light on Data Mining Tools that Enhance Learning

Report Sheds Light on Data Mining Tools that Enhance Learning | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Periodic tests aren't enough to pinpoint which teaching techniques work best for each student.
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It's laptops for everyone in Baldwin County's seven high schools

It's laptops for everyone in Baldwin County's seven high schools | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Working on laptop computers given to them by the Baldwin County school system, the 26 students in an environmental science class at Spanish Fort High School went online to research different ecosystems.
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