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July 09, 2014

U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use

Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.

April 16, 2014

Louisville Suicide Highlights Role of Social Media in Schools' Crisis-Response Efforts

Districts are encouraged to incorporate strategies for responding to suicidal threats made on social media into their crisis-response plans.

February 14, 2014

Online Chat: Helping Teachers Make Wise Use of Technology

Join Education Week on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. ET, for an online chat about innovative approaches for training teachers how to use technology more effectively.

December 05, 2013

Q&A: Why School Leaders Should Embrace Social Networking

Eric Sheninger, the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, is known for his innovative use of social networking in education. His new book for education leaders on the topic, "Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times," comes out Jan. 14.

November 05, 2013

Ed Week Webinar Examines Evolving Role of Chief Tech Officers

Join Education Week for a webinar on Nov. 7 for a discussion about how districts can identify the skills needed in a chief technology officer.

November 01, 2013

Education Department Touts 'Connected Educators'

The U.S. Department of Education wrapped up its second annual "Connected Educator Month," devoted to fostering digital collaboration among teachers.

August 21, 2013

Digital Tools Raise Questions About What Is and Is Not Cheating

Students are confused about the difference between collaboration and cheating when using digital learning tools, says a recent article.

August 12, 2013

Social Media a 'Frightening' New Threat to Test Security?

Social media and the extended testing windows of multi-state, common-core exams could mean new opportunities to cheat, said an industry expert.

July 12, 2013

MOOCs Meet "Makers" in Virtual Summer Camp

A virtual summer camp hosted by Maker Media and Google+ features rocket-propelled toy cars, balloon blimps, bike-powered cellphone chargers, and a huge online community.

July 11, 2013

On Common Core, Principals Told to Let Go and Embrace Tech

Alan November told the National Association of Elementary School Principals that embracing technology means difficult changes, but is key to succeeding in the Common Core era.

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