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June 19, 2014

Summer Conference Survival Guide

It's Summer! Hooray! Time for sun, family, fun and... conferences! Whether you're going to a huge event like ISTE or a smaller district PD, conferences can either be an amazing, inspiring experience or an overwhelming cyclone of information. Below are some tips for making the most of these events so you leave with real ideas that you will actually use.

June 17, 2014

Summertime Video Gaming

Behaviors are influenced by outside forces. We know that and see it all the time. But does playing a video game turn someone toward anti-social behaviors?

June 10, 2014

New EdWeek Special Report Examines the Changing Ed-Tech Marketplace

A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.

June 06, 2014

Powering Up on Ed Tech This Summer: The 7 Day Challenge

The summer is a great time for rest and relaxation. But it's also a great time for powering up and preparing for the new school year. So here is a challenge for your summer break... The Seven Day Power Up Challenge. Seven days, seven challenges, an hour each challenge. Doesn't sound so terrible in the long sunny stretch of summer, does it? So jump in and take charge of your learning...

June 05, 2014

Are Bad Ideas Making Us Miss the Good Ones?

Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.

June 03, 2014

Publishing Leader Rallies Industry to Help Shape Common-Core Market

The president of the Association of American Publishers sees the uncertainty of common-core implementation as an opportunity for instructional-materials designers to improve their support of teacher and students.

June 03, 2014

ASCD Executive Director Gene Carter to Step Down

After 22 years as executive director and CEO of Alexandria, Va.-based ASCD, Gene R. Carter will retire June 30, the group announced today.

June 02, 2014

Wow! So Edthena. Many Teacher. Much Love.

Edthena is one of the few companies that focuses specifically on how to help teachers get better at their jobs and while we are a technology company, we facilitate a very human process of coaching teachers to help them get better at what they do.

May 23, 2014

Blackboard Lands Arizona Contract for Educators' Online Learning, Collaboration

More than 60,000 educators in the state will have access to the system for professional development.

May 22, 2014

What the Independent School-Public School Dialogue Needs

Independent schools extol and cleave to their mission statements, and I'd like to see an organization, or a series of events, whose stated purpose would be to bring educators together across all sectors to build and fortify, to lift some language from the #PubPriBridge statement of purpose, "a mutual commitment 'to make the waves that raise all boats'" and to "direct these waves toward helping all students in all schools rise higher, think more deeply, and become more engaged and active citizens."

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