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Mobile Devices Drive Creative Instruction | District Administration Magazine

Mobile Devices Drive Creative Instruction | District Administration Magazine | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

For Scott Newcomb, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Marys Intermediate School in St. Marys, Ohio, using smartphones in the classroom helps him teach math to his technology-savvy students in new ways.

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Video Collaboration in Education: Building a Foundation for the Digital Age

Video Collaboration in Education: Building a Foundation for the Digital Age | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Download this white paper to find out why video collaboration technologies are a “must have” necessity on your campus.
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The Impact of the iPad on K-12 Schools

The Impact of the iPad on K-12 Schools | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Find out the technical and instructional implications of the iPad in the classroom.
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Bookemon - Teachers Easily Create Digital Ebooks for Free

Bookemon - Teachers Easily Create Digital Ebooks for Free | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Bookemon is a great website for educators. It allows its users to create, read and share books online. It is basically a " personal, digital and professioanlly printed book creation and sharing utility." Users can easily, without the need for any HTML coding or any other advanced technological wizardry, upload their graphics, documents, photos and turn them into awesome books. If you are looking for a free platform where you can get free tools to create your books and also host them then Bookemon is the right solution for you.

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Obama administration wants all students using digital textbooks in five years

Obama administration wants all students using digital textbooks in five years | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

For all of their benefits, paper textbooks are heavy, expensive, and often out of date by the time students get hold of them. Like I said on 1/19/12, "Game-changer"

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The Real Difference Between Management and Leadership

The Real Difference Between Management and Leadership | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Management and leadership are not the same thing. The difference is simple: you manage things; you lead people. Learn how to do more leading and less managing.
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Great article on how to lead while you manage.

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Frog Dissection and Cell Structure apps for iOS

Frog Dissection and Cell Structure apps for iOS | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Frog Dissection is an ethical and educative alternative to real animal dissections. Available for desktops, laptops, Macs, iPads, netbooks and interactive whiteboards, students can learn all about frogs and their biological functions, without unnecessary loss to animal life.

 

Released in August 2011, Cell & Cell Structure has helped middle school students understand the intricate functions of the smallest form of life. Cell and Cell Structure provides an in-depth understanding of cell functioning and structure, supported by interactive activities to test recollection and emphasize cell parts and functions. Specifically designed for middle-school students, this app complements life-science curriculum.

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65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources | TeachHUB

65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources | TeachHUB | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students.

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$3,000 awards for summer reading | eSchool News

$3,000 awards for summer reading | eSchool News | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Summer Reading Grants provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs.
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NJ Spotlight | NJ Given Chance to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind

NJ Spotlight | NJ Given Chance to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

New Rules -- and Labels -- for Schools
Under No Child Left Behind, all New Jersey schools were determined to have made or not made “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) targets among every subset of children. If they did not -- and last year about half of all schools did not -- the schools faced a range of sanctions as more years passed.

Under the new system, New Jersey schools will now be divided into five categories, each with their own consequences:

 

Priority Schools: The 5 percent lowest-performing schools in overall achievement, give or take some leeway for those showing progress. 

 

Focus Schools: The next 10 percent of schools with the widest gaps in achievement between different subsets of students. 

 

At Risk Schools: Another 5 percent of schools that are on the cusp of being Focus or Priority schools, where they failed to meet progress targets for two consecutive years. 

 

Reward Schools: The schools in the top 10 percent of achievement overall or having the narrowest achievement gaps.

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How Impressive Are 'The Incredible Years'? Researchers Can't Say

How Impressive Are 'The Incredible Years'? Researchers Can't Say | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A new review of the research about The Incredible Years, an intervention composed of training programs for children, parents, and teachers intended to reduce children's aggression and improve their social skills, has found no clear conclusions can be drawn about the program's effectiveness for preschool age children with disabilities.

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Online menu helps food-allergic kids | EdNewsColorado

Online menu helps food-allergic kids | EdNewsColorado | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The AllerSchool system, which debuted this year in Colorado Springs District 11, lets parents see exactly what ingredients are in each day's school lunchroom...
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Technology opens up new worlds for children with autism

Technology opens up new worlds for children with autism | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Devices such as iPads and interactive whiteboards allow parents and educators to better assess what the children want and need...
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Edtech Projects Spur Illinois Educators to Learn

Edtech Projects Spur Illinois Educators to Learn | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
At two Illinois schools, project-based learning encourages critical thinking, communication and collaboration among educators.
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Preparing for a Digital Learning Environment in K-12 Schools

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Read this paper to find out how schools can discover economical, efficient ways to enhance and streamline existing IT infrastructure and processes to prepare for the demands of 21st-century learning.
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Iowa High School Changes Course with Laptops

Iowa High School Changes Course with Laptops | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Persistently low-achieving North High School starts providing laptops, literacy courses and learning time for teachers to help students improve.
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WizeHive - Web tool that allows its users to share files, manage projects, track their activity and collaborate

The fastest and easiest way to build and use web-based apps that automate business processes and engage customers, employees and those that matters to you.
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Unstuck: Find Your Motivation and Be Inspired | iPad.AppStorm

Unstuck: Find Your Motivation and Be Inspired | iPad.AppStorm | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

"Whatever the reason, we’ve all had a moment where we’re just feeling very stuck. For those moments, Unstuck is the app for you. Unstuck aims to help you uncover the reason that you’re feeling stuck in that moment through a series of questions and decisions. After discovering the reason you’re stuck, it takes you through one of several exercises to help you find whatever it is that you need to move past that moment."


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Six-Word Essay Contest - Last Day to Vote

Six-Word Essay Contest - Last Day to Vote | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

These essays are outstanding examples of the words and thoughts of great teachers.

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NJ Assembly Education Committee approves bill to raise dropout age for school children - NorthJersey.com

NJ Assembly Education Committee approves bill to raise dropout age for school children - NorthJersey.com | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The bill (a1411), which was approved by the Assembly Education Committee 6-2 in a party-line vote, raises the dropout age from 16 to 18.
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Colorado teacher-evaluation bill signed into law - The Denver Post

Colorado teacher-evaluation bill signed into law - The Denver Post | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Rules that change how teachers and principals will be evaluated — and how they will earn or lose tenure — were signed into law this morning by Gov.
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A Last-Minute Deal on Teacher Evaluations – SchoolBook

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UPDATED | After an all-night negotiating session in Albany, New York State education officials and the state teachers union reached an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system on Thursday, just hours before a deadline imposed by Gov.
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Nagler launches online certificate program for educators - NorthJersey.com

Longtime Teaneck resident and nationally recognized technology expert Deborah Nagler is taking classroom technology into her own hands.
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