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Monday, April 30, 2012

eSchool News This Week: April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

eSN This Week

   In this week's top news: A new website with teacher tools, from nonprofit TED, could spur more video use in the classroom. Plus, mobile learning tips, states' progress in implementing digital texts, how special education faces problems in schools, and more.
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Laura Devaney, Managing Editor
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eTop Story of the Week

New education platform from TED could help power 'flipped learning'
TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading big ideas through a series of conferences and a free video platform, has continued its expansion into education by launching a brand-new TED-Ed website with tools to help teachers use video in the classroom. [ Read More ]

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eGrant Alert of the Week

National Math Challenge for middle school students

eInnovative educators wanted for Microsoft!

Microsoft’s global educator recognition program–Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum– aims to seek out and showcase innovative K-12 U.S. [ Read More ]

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Performance assessment making a comeback in schools

Spurred by a federal directive to use "multiple measures" of student success, performance assessment is reemerging as a strategy to delve more deeply into students' skills



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Mobile Device Management and Bring Your Own Device in Education Environments
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Data-Driven Decision Making: A Roadmap to Success
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A Mobile Learning Effort Requires A Speedy And Stable Network. Is Your Backhaul Ready?
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10 Steps for Migrating Curriculum to Common Core
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Using Student Response Systems to Improve Student Learning
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Chief Provides Flexible, Engaging Classroom Solution
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Best Practices in IT Management for Schools
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eEducator's Resource Center

Enhancing campus appeal with next-generation digital displays
Campus appeal. Low TCO. Green design. When it comes to digital displays, can you have it all? Thanks to new and emerging technologies, the answer appears to be "yes."
Helping Students Learn with Reliable Wireless Connectivity
The explosion of mobile devices in schools underscores the need for fast, secure, reliable, and easy-to-manage wireless internet access—enabling students to learn anytime, anywhere, while letting school leaders focus on instruction rather than solving IT issues.
Mobile Learning: Effective Anytime, Anywhere Education
Mobile learning is growing by leaps and bounds, and mobile learning devices are no longer restricted to the classroom. Most students, including young students, own or have access to cell phones, iPods, tablets, or other handheld devices—and school administrators are quickly realizing that students can use those devices to access school websites, classroom assignments, and other educational resources from both school and home.
Using 21st Century Tools for College Success
Succeeding in college today can be a daunting challenge for students without the necessary study skills or those with learning disabilities. Students must adapt not only to a whole new learning environment, but also to a more rigorous and advanced curriculum.
Virtualized Computing: Saving Time, Money, and Headaches
Though the economy shows signs of improvement, schools and districts are still faced with budget shortfalls and funding dilemmas. But many school leaders are finding that desktop virtualization can help them save time and energy--while providing computers to more students at a fraction of the cost.
Teacher Collaboration with Digital Tools
One of technology's most promising aspects is that it enables teachers to collaborate and share lessons plans, teaching tips, and other helpful information--both within and across districts, states.
Engaging Your Community with Effective Communication
Engaging all stakeholders can boost your chances of success when it comes to academics--as well as fundraising. But in tough economic times, many schools must learn to do.
Empowering Education with Video
Communication has changed, and students and educators are increasingly using video technologies in all aspects of education.

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