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eClassroom News: Top News Stories April 26, 2013

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April 26 , 2013
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Six tips for guiding the learning of students with autism

There isn't just one way to teach students with autism. Classrooms come with their own unique characters, props, and soundtracks. To the average student, these things meld into the background, setting the scene for learning. However, for children ... [Read More]

Why iPads? It’s a question of innovation

In recent educational history in the United States, no single tool has been as readily and rapidly adopted as Apple’s iPad.By the end of 2012, Apple reported that it had sold more than 4.5 million iPads directly to ... [Read More]

Common Core testing will require digital literacy skills

The shift toward online exams aligned with the Common Core standards will require much more preparation than simply making sure networks can handle the extra bandwidth constraints and that schools have enough devices for every student.It also will ... [Read More]

Students impress president with bicycle-powered invention

President Barack Obama tries a bicycle-powered emergency water-sanitation station, created by high school students from Oakland Park, Fla., during the White House Science Fair. (Pool photo Aude Guerrucci via Abaca Press/MCT)What started out as a science assignment ... [Read More]

Tech-savvy superintendents share keys to their success

Eight winners share their insights and tips for ed-tech and leadership success .Change is never easy—but when you start with a clear vision that focuses on learning outcomes, and you involve all stakeholders in the process, and you ... [Read More]

Technology’s role in foreign language learning

Technology--blended learning, in particular--can have a positive impact on foreign language learning. Although educators and policy makers emphasize skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, today's students are competing in a global society--and foreign language skills ... [Read More]

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The Genetic Science Learning Center, a science and health education program from the University of Utah, aims to make science easy for everyone to understand.To achieve this mission, the program offers two educational websites that are available to ... [Read More]

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