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October 31, 2013

PBS Launches New Video Series to Make Math 'Cool'

PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.

October 31, 2013

Teacher App Watch: Texting Students Without the 'Creepiness'

A new tech tool, backed by $3.5 million in financing, is designed to let teachers communicate efficiently with their students outside of class without having to resort to social-media or text-message appeals that might come off as "creepy."

October 25, 2013

How Far Should Student-Centered Learning Go?

A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?

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.

September 17, 2013

White House Seeking Tech-Savvy Teachers

In October, the White House will host "Champions of Change" in honor of Connected Educator Month. If you know a teacher who uses technology effectively in the classroom, nominate him or her for the award.

September 12, 2013

Access Denied: A School Web-Blocking Experience With Rafe Esquith

Due to Internet filtering at his school, esteemed educator Rafe Esquith could not access the webinar he was presenting from his classroom. What does this say about schools' use of technology and the lack of professionalism we grant teachers?

August 16, 2013

New How-To Guide for Using Facebook in the Classroom

Commissioned by Facebook, an education think tank in the United Kingdom recently created a "Facebook Guide for Educators." As of May 2013, 1.1 billion people worldwide are using Facebook, making the social network "rich with potential for learning," states the guide by The Education Foundation. Th...

August 02, 2013

Virtual Field Trips: Where Should You 'Go'?

Due to budget cuts and a lack of resources, teachers may need to find creative ways to take their students on field trips. Consider the iPad as another tool to help you discover fresh angles on new places and topics. Edutopia has compiled a list of virtual field trips.

July 25, 2013

Are There Too Few Teachers on Twitter?

An educator charges that teachers who are active on Twitter and other social-media outlets are better informed and quicker to assimilate new ideas than are their less connected peers.

July 10, 2013

Resource Watch: Interactive Lesson-Creation Tool

A new tech platform lets teachers—or anyone else, for that matter—create and share their own interactive lessons or courses.

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