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Common Sense Media Releases Its Best EdTech of the Year
posted by: Melissa | January 09, 2018, 04:13 pm   

Each year, Common Sense Media reviews and rates hundreds of games, movies, toys, and learning tools that are directed at K-12 students. Its mission is to help parents and teachers make better choices about the media that students are exposed to. Over the past few years, it has not only provided in-depth information to teachers, but also identified those products that they view as being top in their field.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for January 5th
posted by: Melissa | January 05, 2018, 01:17 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, the cold forces schools to close, Michigan is paying out $554 million, ESSA fights continue, a mom sues over religion, and more.

 
6 Emerging Technologies Supporting Personalized Learning
posted by: Melissa | January 04, 2018, 02:05 pm   

By Meridith Allen, originally published on GettingSmart.com.


Dee Lanier, an amazing and inspiring educator, has recently challenged my thinking about how important it is to “vet” the technology I am using. Educators, administrators and technology directors/coordinators should be fastidious about what programs they are purchasing and supporting for use in their institutions. What does this mean? There needs to be serious reflection and many conversations before clicking “purchase.” A superb resource for technology evaluation and reflection is TRUDACOT, a discussion protocol intended to help facilitate educator conversations about deeper learning, student agency, authentic work, and technology integration (credit to the creators, who–full disclosure–are dear friends and previous colleagues Scott McLeod & Julie Graber). When vetting school or classroom technology, there are many key factors (see this great podcast series on designing pilot programs for EdTech and personalized learning). As a starting point, here are three questions you must consider:

 
Weekly News Round-Up for December 15th
posted by: Melissa | December 15, 2017, 01:59 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we remember Sandy Hook five years later, plus other news.

 
Christine Poulsen Awarded NWPE Grant for Science Activities
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 12, 2017, 08:18 pm   

Congratulations to Ms. Christine Poulsen, fourth grade at Kershaw Intermediate School in the Sugar Salem School District in Idaho.  She has been awarded nearly $500 to purchase materials to incorporate hands on activities for teaching the revised set of Next Generation Science Standards.  The diverse materials will benefit almost 110 fourth grade students in four classrooms.

 
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