Monthly Archives: June 2013

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Now Available

Teachers, parents, and students across the country can now access Smarter Balanced Practice Tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Consortium recently released sets of example test questions for grades 3–8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy … Continue reading

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Common Core Support for Classroom Teachers

Common Core Resources for Educators Smarter Balanced is committed to supporting member states as they implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Working with educators, Smarter Balanced will identify high-quality curriculum resources aligned to the CCSS and professional development strategies … Continue reading

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Resources from the Center for Digital Education

WHITE PAPERS, CASE STUDIES AND SPECIAL REPORTS Our latest papers are ready for viewing. As always, these resources are FREE.       Featured Papers The Right Employee May Already Be on Campus A look at the use of talent … Continue reading

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Media Power Youth Camp July 8 – 12

Lights, Camera, Action:  Sparking Positive Change with Theatre & Media Register Before July 1st Deadline EXCITING OPPORTUNITY for Manchester Youth Who:    Youth ages 11-14 What:   Theatre & Media Day Camp When:  July 8 – 12 from 9:00 am – 4:00 … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Receives Flexibility Waiver Under Federal No Child Left Behind Education Law

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan For Immediate Release:                                   Contact: Marc Goldberg Wednesday, June 26, 2013                             Office: (603) 271-2121, Cell: (610) 716-5694   New Hampshire Receives Flexibility Waiver Under Federal No Child Left Behind Education Law Waiver … Continue reading

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Items of Interest from the 21st Century Fluency Project

http://www.Fluency21.com 6 Technology Challenges Facing Education Jun 25, 2013 10:00 am | Ian Jukes   via The Journal Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to … Continue reading

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Tips for Transitioning to Project-Based Learning

President Barack Obama lauded Manor New Technology High School last month, holding it up as a model for others to emulate.  The Texas school doesn’t use textbooks. It doesn’t offer Advanced Placement classes, either. Instead, it relies 100 percent on … Continue reading

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Technology In The Classroom

Interest In Computer Science Increases While most high schools teach an assortment of foreign languages: Spanish, French, German – other types of languages are finding their way into classrooms. Like Java. Never heard of it? It’s basically a language computers … Continue reading

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New Report for Educators and Schools to Guide Collaboration on Content Development and Sharing of Open Educational Resources

 A new report released today by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) focuses on collaborative content development and open educational resources (OER). Open Educational Resources and Collaborative Content Development: A Practical Guide for State and School Leaders – … Continue reading

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Creative Thinking to Increase Your Bandwidth

Given the growing demands for adequate bandwidth in our schools, I thought it might be helpful to share some creative solutions. All schools are unique; each with its own demographics, resources, politics, values, physical features and locations. No single solution … Continue reading

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