Monthly Archives: July 2013

Department of Education Invites Districts to Apply for $120 Million in Race to the Top Funds to Support Classroom-Level Reform Efforts

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has finalized the application for the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition, which will provide nearly $120 million to support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly … Continue reading

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Consider a Virtual Field Trip for your Class

Visit 23 Museums and Zoos Free With Google Field Trip App If you have Google’s Field Trip app installed on your phone, you can get free admission at 23 of the nation’s best museums and zoos until the end of … Continue reading

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15-year-old Girl invents Flashlight Powered by the Heat of your Hand

As the internet and apps era has taken hold, younger people — often in their early twenties or late teens — have been achieving some incredible things, such as building hit mobile games or selling their startups to corporations for … Continue reading

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A perfect example of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) in New Hampshire

Bishop Brady Animation Crew Wins in Toronto The Toronto International Student Animation Festival announced on Monday that an animation crew of four students from Bishop Brady High School won First Prize for their 3D animated public service announcement (PSA), “New … Continue reading

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The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

Literacy is changing. It really is. Even in my grade one classroom as the students begin to learn their letters and sounds, as they start to put those letters and sounds together into words, and as they take their first … Continue reading

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Top 10 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Classroom

A “Flipped Classroom” is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and “homework” time for guided instruction, usually through video.  Basically, it turns a classroom upside down: the learning of a topic is done … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Cheat Sheet

From Justin Ferriman on LearnDash’s Learning and Collaboration Blog at

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Preparing for the Release of Tech Readiness Tool 3.0 in August

In preparation for the August implementation of the Technology Readiness Tool 3.0 build, please review the following change in the process of marking school data complete. Following the August release, the system will no longer allow your schools to mark … Continue reading

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Should Schools Implement Social Media Policies?

Facebook wasn’t a topic of conversation in high schools 10 years ago — it hadn’t even been invented yet.  One decade and a billion users later, and with the introduction of Twitter, Instagram and other social networking platforms, it’s become … Continue reading

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A Look at Project Based Learning

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning There’s a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask? Lucky for you, friEdTechnology (great name) whipped up a snazzy side-by-side … Continue reading

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