Monthly Archives: February 2014

How To Implement Blended Learning

Blended learning can be a great way to make use of whatever technology tools you do have, rather than needing specific technology that you don’t have. Blended learning doesn’t require you to have a 1:1 classroom, a certain number of … Continue reading

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Technology in Education: Privacy and Progress

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Common Sense Media Privacy Zone Conference I want to thank Jim Steyer and Common Sense Media for bringing this event together and starting this important dialogue – and for your … Continue reading

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For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough decisions can be helpful. Mark Samberg, who has worked in education for 13 years, first as a K-12 … Continue reading

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: “Gadgets alone don’t make the future.” Having shown how amazingly accurate technologists in 1961 were in predicting what technologies … Continue reading

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This ain’t your 1970’s snow day

It’s been a rough winter here in the MidWest. Schools are scrambling to gather their 180 days in Indiana. But face it, an extra day (or 4) tacked on in May is not going to make up for the momentum … Continue reading

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14 Tools to Create Engaging Infographics and Images for Social Media Posts

It’s no secret that images are increasingly important for social media success.  It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, and it’s including even more image focus in the latest redesign.  At Buffer, we’ve … Continue reading

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Common Core State Standards Assessments: Are You Ready?

Will districts be tech ready to administer the nation’s new assessments? The Race to the Top Assessment program is ambitious and has the potential to help make far-reaching changes not only in how students are assessed, but also in how … Continue reading

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ESRI Recognized by Nation’s Governors for Partnership with New Hampshire

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) honored Esri with its annual Public-Private Partnership Award today during the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting. The award, in its eighth year, recognizes NGA Corporate Fellow companies that have partnered with a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Public Notice on E-rate Modernization

Updates on E-rate modernization from Doug Levin, the executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) on the forthcoming Public Notice that will be issued from the Wireline Bureau of the FCC re: E-rate modernization. 1.  Expect that … Continue reading

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Superintendents, Principals Move to Conquer Tech Weaknesses

Many school leaders insist on the need to promote a school culture that embraces blended learning and innovation through technology, but they struggle to put in place what they preach.  “We’re constantly getting calls from superintendents and principals who just … Continue reading

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