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A Balanced Look into School Social Media Policies

When discussing social media policies,  there are two major federal policies educators must consider, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)…

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5 Reasons Blended Learning Has Proved Successful

Blended learning is the combination of different learning techniques. Commonly referring to the use of eLearning to compliment the standard education model offering a broad scale of benefits like self-paced…

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Bring Your Own Device Programs on the Rise in K12 School Districts

Many school districts have begun implementing the Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program encouraging students to bring their personal tablets, phones, and computers to school to serve as learning tools in the classroom. …

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How to Save Money On Back To School Expenses This Summer

After Fourth of July retailers begin making space for school supplies. You’ll start seeing some back to school sales that will gradually begin to pick up and go full force…

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8 Ways To Get Your Child Thinking About College Now

It’s never too early to start preparing your child for college. It’s a great idea to start young by introducing them to college in very simplistic ways. Preschool and elementary…

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6 Ways To Avoid the Summer Learning Slide

by: Britney Morgan Numerous studies show that students experience learning loss when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Experts agree that children who read and engage in…

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4 Tips For Creating Your Very Own Personal Learning Network

  Today, one of the biggest challenges teachers face is how to provide opportunities for edugagement, the engagement of students in the classroom, with relevant learning opportunities. While we are…

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Apps and their Potential, and Privacy Concerns, in Education

  As of writing this, of 49.4 million children enrolled in K-12 schools in the U.S. As of 2012, 75% of high school students and 60% of middle school students…

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Top 20 STEM Careers

Today, nearly 10% of all jobs in the U.S. are STEM related, requiring skills in math, science, and engineering. What’s more interesting, nearly all of those STEM jobs have annual…

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EdTech Spotlight: Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts

 According to a new survey from the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), in 2014 alone the edtech industry saw a significant jump in market share from $7.9 to $8.38 billion…

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Top 10 Technology Trends In The Classroom

As we all know, technology in the class room is on the rise and is almost considered a “must-have” for the avant-garde educator. But, how do we know which technologies…

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Westwood Schools holds MAD-shark tank!

This week, our team ventured to Camilla, Georgia, the home base of teaching superstar Vicki Davis and the Westwood Schools, to participate and film a “Shark Tank” event held by…

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