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Tablets for Learning: Emphasis on Capturing Students’ Voices

Tablets for Learning: Emphasis on Capturing Students’ Voices

| September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

As more schools across the country begin to use tablets in classrooms, it’s worth taking the time to note how other countries are incorporating tablets for learning. In this Slate article, Lisa Guernsey points out that the emphasis is less on games and interactive content and more on the iPad as a tool for capturing experiences.

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Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

| September 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

In the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, the authors discuss how American teachers can create opportunities to become leaders in their schools and in their fields. This excerpt focuses on how educators in Finland see themselves as leaders.

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Good Read: Ed Tech Should Be More Like Graphing Calculators, Less Like iPads

Good Read: Ed Tech Should Be More Like Graphing Calculators, Less Like iPads

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his Atlantic article, Phil Nicols argues that many of the flashy digital tools in classrooms today do a good job of aiding formal teaching, but not necessarily aiding student discovery.

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Beyond the iPad: Schools’ Choices In Tablets Grow

Beyond the iPad: Schools’ Choices In Tablets Grow

| September 4, 2013 | 14 Comments

Just a couple of short years ago, the presence of tablets in schools was an exceptional phenomenon. This year, as students across the country go back to school, the presence of tablets is far more common in classrooms. Here are the top-rated devices for education and a look what’s distinct about each one.

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How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers

How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers

| August 27, 2013 | 14 Comments

In the best learning environments, sharing work doesn’t just mean posting on the Internet, it means building connections with a wider community, so that sharing becomes part of a set of relationships and patterns of exchange. Here are some ideas on how to get started.

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5 Math Apps for Middle School Students

5 Math Apps for Middle School Students

| August 23, 2013 | 10 Comments

For those parents and teachers looking for apps for middle-schoolers, check out these five great apps.

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Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

| August 19, 2013 | 14 Comments

The famous rivalry between Google and Apple is finding its way into schools, and Google is looking to dethrone the famous iPad with its new Google Play for Education, a suite of apps and management tools that will be available to teachers and students this fall.

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To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

| August 14, 2013 | 24 Comments

Second-grade teacher Erin Klein wanted a classroom where students could move around freely, sit comfortably, and work together. So she got rid of her desks.

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Are You Ready for Common Core? Teachers Weigh in

Are You Ready for Common Core? Teachers Weigh in

| August 13, 2013 | 3 Comments

Some educators are looking forward to incorporating the new standards, encouraged by what they consider to be a higher level of rigor, but others believe big questions must be addressed before the standards are adopted.

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Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

| August 12, 2013 | 12 Comments

No one knows which product or model will ultimately strike it big. In the meantime, investors keep pumping money into products that seem promising because “everybody is waiting for the Facebook of education to come along,” says one industry analyst.

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