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Mimio Expands MimioClassroom Suite with MimioBoard

News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2014

TIME Launches TIME for Kids Classroom App

News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2014

Discovery Education Brings Back Leadership@Now Webinar Series

News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2014

Curriculum Associates Launches Ready Writing for Grades 2–5

News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2014

Free Resources: PBS Science's NOVA Cybersecurity Lab

News/Free Resources - Posted 09 Oct 2014

McGraw-Hill Education Launches New Version of Everyday Mathematics Program

News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2014

Tripod Classroom-Level Student Surveys Available in New Platform

News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2014

Fourth Annual Follett Challenge Launches

News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2014

Schoology Portfolios Highlight Academic Achievement

News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2014

PBS LearningMedia Expands Classroom Offerings With New Teacher tools and Student Portal

News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2014

Change the Headlines! Gale’s New Library Campaign Asks Public to Share “My Library Story”

News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Sep 2014

ProQuest Introduces Enhancements to SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Discoverer

News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Sep 2014
 

Features

  

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Mobile Learning has Gone App-Happy!: Trends and Tactics in Mobile Learning

As Victor Rivero reports, education apps account for 10.6 percent of available apps on Apple Store ... and that's 10.6 percent of a whole lot of apps! What's needed, then, is not another list of the 20 best, but a guide to the aggregators of education apps.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Sep 2014
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Learning by Design--Common Sense, Common Core, and Tools for a STEM to STEAM Approach

With increasingly widespread adoption and integration of Common Core's Next Generation Science Standards and Visual and Performing Art Standards, and with educators seeking solutions to combine the best features in a cross-discipline approach to science and the arts, the time for STEM to STEAM has come.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 May 2014
- May/June 2014 Issue By

One-to-One Computing and Learning: Has It Lived Up to Its Expectations?

Some schools are moving into their second decade of one-to-one devices. Has this expensive and expansive educational resource lived up to the expectations? School technology director Renee Ramig points out the mixed results but then offers a blueprint on how to make it work, a goal she heartily supports.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Mar 2014
- Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Teaching and Learning the Ways of Our Brave New Digital World

There's a place for digital citizenship education throughout our school experience, from elementary to post-secondary. So this month, Victor has gathered some excellent resources on the subject of teaching this timely topic. Read 'em, use 'em. It's practically an educator's digital civic duty!
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Feb 2014
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Columns

  

THE PIPELINE: Influence--7 Rules (And You Can’t Just Do One!)

Invoking the ALA's Declaration of the Right for School Libraries, Stephen discusses what leaders in the field have tried in order to influence the success of libraries for learners, then offers seven rules he believes will help librarians succeed on an even bigger scale.
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Sep 2014
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IDEA WATCH: The Twitter Edchat--A Global Tool, a Local Focus

Many techie educators rely on Twitter for their own professional development-culling helpful links or attending thematic edchats online that cross the boundaries of states and countries. But there is a growing movement to bring that Twitter PD opportunity home, within the boundaries of a district. Carolyn's got some ideas and example of what that looks like.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Sep 2014
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EDITOR'S NOTES: The App’s the Thing

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Sep 2014
- Sep/Oct 2014 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Ten Titles for Your Professional Growth and Collection

It's tempting to ignore collection development when funds are limited and much is online, but a carefully selected, up-to-date professional collection is helpful for media specialists who present information to administrators and school boards or collaborate with teachers. In this month's column, Mary Alice takes a look at 10 titles for today's media specialist.
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 May 2014
- May/June 2014 Issue By

BELLTONES: What About the Kids?

Mary Ann has written in the past about schoolteachers and librarians coping with hard times resulting from budget cuts. But lately, in view of standardized testing and mandates for scripted lessons, she has been worrying about the children, too many of whom, she feels, are unhappy at school right now.
Column/Belltones
Posted 01 May 2014
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EDITOR'S NOTES: Common Core Standards, Creativity, and Innovation

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 May 2014
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CyberBee’s Web Pick
For October 15, 2014: The BAM! Body and Mind site, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers loads of information and interactive activities on all aspects of keeping healthy.
 

Goodreads

Nova Elements

iTunes University

MimioScience

The Radix Endeavor

 

POPULAR ARTICLES

Free Resources: LOC's Interactive Student Discovery Series for Tablets

The first six Student Discovery Sets are available now for the iPad, and can be downloaded for free on iBooks. These sets cover the U.S. Constitution, Symbols of the United States, Immigration, the Dust Bowl, the Harlem Renaissance, and Understanding the Cosmos.
Posted 15 Sep 2014

IDEA WATCH: The Twitter Edchat--A Global Tool, a Local Focus

Many techie educators rely on Twitter for their own professional development-culling helpful links or attending thematic edchats online that cross the boundaries of states and countries. But there is a growing movement to bring that Twitter PD opportunity home, within the boundaries of a district. Carolyn's got some ideas and example of what that looks like.
Posted 01 Sep 2014

Goodreads

Goodreads, a social media site for finding and sharing book titles, has more than 20 million members. The site enables people to share books they are reading, rate books they have already read, and list what they are considering next. They can do this publicly or among a self-selected network of online friends.
Posted 01 Sep 2014

Discovery Education, Science Channel Launch Epic Story

Epic Story gives students the opportunity to learn from a Science Channel producer and use cutting-edge digital tools to empower them to create and present their own stories.
Posted 05 Sep 2014

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Mobile Learning has Gone App-Happy!: Trends and Tactics in Mobile Learning

As Victor Rivero reports, education apps account for 10.6 percent of available apps on Apple Store ... and that's 10.6 percent of a whole lot of apps! What's needed, then, is not another list of the 20 best, but a guide to the aggregators of education apps.
Posted 01 Sep 2014
 
 
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