Monthly Archives: June 2015

Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 Introduced in the US Senate

On Friday, June 19, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) introduced the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, major legislation that would support innovative ways to improve student access to the Internet and other digital learning … Continue reading

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Policy Report: Low Impact ‘Distractors’ Weakening Education

Forget about longer school days; forget about performance pay; forget about smaller class sizes, teacher professional development, or — gasp! — technology as a magic potion. According to an Australian education expert, these are all distractors that have only incremental … Continue reading

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How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

When I ask the students why they are so attached to their devices with the small (some aren’t so small) screens, I invariably get the response, “It’s my life.” I just don’t get it and probably never will, but here … Continue reading

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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

During summer days, if you’re a top teacher, you’ll take time to improve your best asset — you. If somehow it’s not clear why that’s so important, look at it this way: when financial times are tight, our schools can … Continue reading

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Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

Student-centered, technology-driven instruction remains elusive for most Public schools now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. And nearly three-fourths of high school students now say they … Continue reading

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Administration Honors Schools, Districts and Postsecondary Institutions for Sustainable Facilities, Health, and Learning Practices

White House Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss and NOAA Director of Education Louisa Koch joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan yesterday to congratulate the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary … Continue reading

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Friday Institute and State Educational Technology Directors Association Release State Digital Learning Exemplars National Report

The State Educational Technology Directors Association and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University College of Education co-released the national report, State Digital Learning Exemplars: Highlights from states leading change through policies and funding. States are striving … Continue reading

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