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April 23, 2015

Teacher Develops Curriculum to Deepen Digital Understanding

Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.

February 12, 2015

'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School

A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.

March 20, 2014

Using Hip-Hop as an Educational Tool

In 2010 associate professor Christopher Emdin started a weekly Twitter chat called #HipHopEd to discuss the intersection of hip-hop and education. It has become an international education movement.

January 28, 2014

Blogging to Become a Better Teacher

A blogging educator says that keeping a blog can help teachers reflect, discuss methods that work best and ones that need improvement, and vent their stress and anxiety.

September 25, 2013

Calif. Enacts Law to Help Kids Salvage Online Reputations

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislature designed to give teenagers a little more control over their online personas.

August 19, 2013

Resource Watch: Pinterest and Reddit Launch Initiatives for Teachers

Two popular user-driven websites have launched campaigns aimed at getting teachers needed resources.

July 02, 2013

Crowdsourcing: The Teacher-Voice Solution?

Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?

September 20, 2012

N.C. Law Protects Teachers Against Cyberbullying

Students in North Carolina will now have to think twice before posting disparaging comments about their teachers on social media sites.

August 30, 2012

Why Digital Natives Need Help With Technology

While kids today have a seemingly innate facility with technology, they are quick to become impatient and discouraged when faced with complex tasks involving digital tools, according to the authors of an article in Scientific American.

August 14, 2012

Is Connected Educator Month an 'Echo Chamber'?

On the new Smartblog on Education, Tom Whitby, contributing editor and former a high school English teacher, highlights a potential glitch with the Connected Educator Month idea: Almost by definition, most of the teachers who are aware of it are already, well, connected educators.

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