Monthly Archives: May 2014

New National Core Arts Standards to launch June 4

Help celebrate the unveiling of new national voluntary arts standards written for and by arts educators to support quality teaching and learning! On June 4, 2014 the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards  will present new voluntary core arts standards … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering State Data Tool for Educators and Policy Makers

The latest edition of the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators is out. The data-rich volume is what Science magazine called “a feast for policy wonks.” A free public resource for education and state policymakers, the state data tool … Continue reading

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Toledo Public School programs hope to reduce ‘summer slide’

Just a few years ago, Toledo Public Schools closed its buildings in the summers. Maintenance staff were the only people to walk through school halls most summer days. This summer, about two dozen TPS elementary and high schools will offer … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

I’ve read a lot of articles about preventing teacher burnout, so a new list is probably not that unique. However, as I reflected on what causes burnout, on times when I came pretty close to feeling burnout, and on times … Continue reading

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Shifting Federal Priorities Mean More Funding for Ed Tech

Spurred on by the President’s ConnectED initiative, the FCC is moving to prioritize WiFi over outdated technology, and there’s still time for districts to speak up about what they need. “Technology has changed; the needs of schools have changed; the … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Awesome Recipients of the NH School Library Media Awards

The 2014 NH School Library Media Association awards were presented at last weekend’s conference. For those of you who couldn’t make it, I’ve included the names of the recipients and the words of praise that were spoken about each. What … Continue reading

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How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

To meet the challenges of teaching in an increasingly connected world, school leaders, educators and community members could benefit from building a culture of transparency and connectivity, creating a culture of sharing around the successes and struggles of teaching and … Continue reading

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Embrace Personalization and Privacy

Privacy remains a national and educational headline issue–for some valid and some self serving reasons. National security and credit card scandals raised the visibility of privacy. Self-inflicted wounds of ill-conceived data ventures didn’t help. Attack blogs and sensational press have … Continue reading

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Can technology improve preschool? Louisiana teachers are about to find out

As Louisiana imposes academic standards for preschool education, publicly funded child-care centers around the state are beginning to realize they must wire their buildings and buy more computers. Some worry they won’t have the money to comply. One of the … Continue reading

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Where the Internet of Things Could Take Society by 2025

Picture this: A world flooded with a sea of data from every connected device on the planet — devices found in and on human bodies, in homes, around communities, in products, and in the natural environment. And these devices on … Continue reading

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