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Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly

At school districts across the country, the chief technology officers responsible for safeguarding student data are tearing their hair out. Scores of education technology start-ups, their pockets full from a rush of venture capital, are marketing new digital learning tools … Continue reading

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What Educators Need to Know About ConnectED School Technology Donations

Four months ago, President Obama unveiled the first in over $2 billion in commitments from leading technology companies to support the aims of the ConnectED initiative and advance student learning through technology. To highlight these commitments, the White House recently … Continue reading

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SETDA Announces New Guide to Technology Requirements for Testing

As states and districts prepare for new online assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, successful implementation will depend on effective use of technology: Schools must have the technology they need to administer the tests and ensure that students … 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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5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards

An education futurist shares his favorite software and hardware to help teach the NGSS. I want to start by saying that, in general, I am not a huge friend of standards. For years I’ve spoken out against standards that turn … Continue reading

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Maine teacher turning to Twitter for new ideas

A Mt. Blue High School teacher is among an emerging group of educators using the social media network Twitter to reach beyond gossipy chats to exchanging new ideas about teaching students.  Dan Ryder, 37, has joined teachers across the country … Continue reading

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Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Common Core has certainly raised some questions — from what assessment will look like, to curriculum development and how the standards are in practice. There’s others, I’m sure. But currently, education nonprofits and researchers are developing materials to help educators, … Continue reading

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