Monthly Archives: August 2013

Back to School: Connected Educators and Classrooms

Top 13 Things to Look for in a Common Core Program (1) Does it have all brand-new, not-repurposed content true to the details and intent of the Common Core? (2) Does it use a research-based, gradual-release instructional model that supports … Continue reading

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Release of ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 and the NHEdGIS Fall Survey

ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 is now available! For those of you in K-12 schools using the desktop version of the Esri software, the latest version is now available through NHEdGIS.  Although ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 will continue to work fine, 10.2 has … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: Using Google for Online Assessment

For those of you who might want to start getting your kids used to online assessments!  It’s Free and easy. Using Google for Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Manage Online Assessment Thursday, August 29, 2013   3:00 pm EST / 12 pm PST Register … Continue reading

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Why the ‘Maker Movement’ is Popular in Schools

The maker movement is a global, DIY movement of people who take charge of their lives, solve their own problems and share how they solved them. And it’s growing in schools that are searching for more authentic learning experiences for … Continue reading

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Comments needed for FCC rulemaking on E-Rate Program

As you know, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently launched a rule making process to modernize the E-rate program to ensure that the program is able to continue its critical role in supporting universal access to advanced telecommunications services … Continue reading

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4 Things To Consider Before You Flip Your Classroom

The Flipped Classroom model is gaining momentum in classrooms around the world. Much has been said and written about the benefits and advantages of the Flipped Classroom throughout the year, so during the last three weeks of school I decided … Continue reading

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What a 21st-century science classroom should look like

Whether it’s technology, the global economy or the changing nature of work itself, we are tasked with preparing our children for success in college, career and citizenship in a world that looks very different from the one we grew up … Continue reading

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution? “Our whole reason for showing up for school has … Continue reading

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Millions Join the Education Free-for-All on the Internet

“I will be offering a MOOC starting in January 2014 on Digital Citizenship. Like all MOOCs, it will be massively open to anyone who wants to be involved. However, exactly how my MOOC will be run is still under discussion—largely … Continue reading

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August 20: Blended Learning in the News

Alternative high school will mix online, in-person interactionStudents who enroll in the Duluth school district’s alternative high school are moving to a four-day, part online, part face-to-face instruction this fall. Known in the education world as a “blended” program, the … Continue reading

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