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The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview - Education Week

The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives new leeway to states in calling the shots.
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Creating Intelligent Classrooms | TBLOGICAL

Creating Intelligent Classrooms | TBLOGICAL | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
A couple years ago, prior to going for a school bond, my district completed a Facilities Master Plan. The district was successful in passing the bond and,
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LMS software and the integration of technology in the classroom | The Edvocate

LMS software and the integration of technology in the classroom | The Edvocate | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Learning management systems help teachers and all kind of educators to create and deliver content, monitor student participation and assess student performance.
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The 8 hottest topics in ed tech

The 8 hottest topics in ed tech | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
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Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them

Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Instead of assigning disciplinary consequences when students don't meet behavior expectations, why not deal them as we would deal with academic failures and missteps?
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Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success

Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
A new report studies what worked and didn't for five districts' digital learning strategies.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Student-tested Tools to Try in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Student-tested Tools to Try in Your Class | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
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Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: What does the research say?

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: What does the research say? | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
To really make an impact on student learning, administrators must keep up on the research and provide training not only in the use of the tools, but also in how to determine the best technology and instructional approach for learning goals.
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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:Five Tips for Managing Mobile Devices

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:Five Tips for Managing Mobile Devices | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
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4 key digital learning developments | eSchool News | eSchool News

4 key digital learning developments | eSchool News | eSchool News | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
The 2014 Speak Up survey reveals four areas that are changing as a result of digital tools and resources.
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Hands-on PD solidifies tech skills

Hands-on PD solidifies tech skills | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
The need to teach technology and “current century” skills (formally known as 21st century skills) is well documented. Establishing these proficiencies in our students is not just critical to the next generation of job-seekers, but to the economic health of the nation overall. However, as any school administrator who has tried in the past can attest, digital devices—and training teachers to use such tools—require significant investments. Given the academic importance, the effort demands skillful leadership.
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Private groups step in to show teachers how to use technology in the classroom - The Hechinger Report

Private groups step in to show teachers how to use technology in the classroom - The Hechinger Report | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
It seems a waste. Millions of educational apps, millions of lesson plans available online, millions of laptops in the hands of students. Yet only a small segment of teachers nationwide find ways to infuse technology into their lessons. “There’s a real hunger out there, about how do I get better at my craft?” said Jeff …
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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Techy Trends

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Techy Trends | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,
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Free tips, tricks and great ideas from ed tech experts

Free tips, tricks and great ideas from ed tech experts | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
There's something for every educator to learn from these nine articles – all written by ISTE members – that offer standards-aligned ed tech ideas on topics as diverse as flipped learning, virtual reality and digital citizenship.
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PD: From epic fail to epic sail @impactfulcoach

PD: From epic fail to epic sail @impactfulcoach | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
During my years in school administration, I often had mixed feelings about scheduling professional development in-service workshops. On one hand, I recog
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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: PD and program evaluation

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: PD and program evaluation | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
To provide professional development that hits the mark, coaches must find out what skills teachers need to learn and evaluate whether trainings are effective.
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Reasons Why 94% of U.S. Superintendents are Making Technology Mistakes

Reasons Why 94% of U.S. Superintendents are Making Technology Mistakes | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
When superintendents undertake 1:1 initiatives, they surely hope for the best results. However, many find themselves faced with failed initiatives. View Elliot Levine's post on reasons for these failures and ways to avoid them. 
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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really. But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, …
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Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

Modern classrooms are teeming with students of varying interests, backgrounds, abilities and learning needs. As educators, it’s important to understand the nuanced differences between the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized learning in order to best meet their needs.
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Innovation Zone | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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