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7 Ideas for Using Video to Engage with Students and Families

By: Britney Morgan  Video has proven to be one of the most important mediums for creating engagement with followers on social media. Schools can leverage this medium to connect with…

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Keeping Students Safe When Riding the School Bus

23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. [tweet_box design=”box_11″]Research shows that a school bus is the safest mode of transportation for getting a child to…

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Protect Your District’s Identity on Twitter with the Verification Badge

Ever notice Twitter accounts with the little blue check? In the beginning, they were to protect high profile celebrities from impostors creating fake accounts. These little blue checks became common…

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3 Ways Snapchat Can Help Schools Engage With Students

    When Snapchat first arrived on the scene, there were many concerns for the safety of children using these apps. Many schools and districts sent warnings home to parents…

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Use Facebook to Increase Engagement within Your School Community

71% of online American adults use Facebook and there are over 1.25 billon mobile active users worldwide. 57% of people use their mobile phone to find out information about events…

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How to Build Engagement with Parents and Key Stakeholders

Creating an atmosphere where parent engagement is a purposeful partnership that is culturally responsive throughout a school or district starts with district and school leaders. School and district administrators set…

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Cyber-bullying: How Schools Can Help with Prevention

Cyber-bullying is a huge concern for schools but typically happens off school grounds making it complicated for school leaders to govern. Research shows that cyber-bullying primarily happens through social media on mobile devices…

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Back to School Events Promote Chronic Absenteeism Prevention

Research reveals that missing 10 percent of the school year, about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict…

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5 Tools to Enhance Parent-Teacher Communication

As technology continues to evolve, so should parent communication. Schools and their teachers have a great opportunity to enhance communication and parent engagement by utilizing available technology tools. Here are…

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Microsoft Launches Online Portal to Help Teachers Utilize Popular Web Game in the Classroom

Microsoft has launched Gold Mine, an online portal dedicated to helping teachers utilize the popular web game Minecraft in the classroom.  Referred to as an educational approach to motivate student learning…

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Best Jobs of 2015 are in STEM

According to a recent CareerCast.com report, STEM jobs make up the majority of the 10 best jobs of 2015. Each year Career Cast evaluates the 200 most popular careers and…

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Limited Resources? 6 EdTech Grants That Fund Classroom Technology

With limited resources, it can be difficult to provide the technology needed to create a 21st-century learning environment. There are many grants that provide technology devices for K12 classrooms. Take…

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