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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys. More than 340,000 students, educators and parents have “spoken” so far as part of this year’s Speak Up surveys about how they use – and how they would like to use – technology for learning. After winning the $500 prize last year, I purchased an XYZ 3D printer to integrate STEM into my classroom.

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Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

To be successful in a knowledge economy, students will require the ability to complete non-routine tasks, solve unstructured problems, and employ technologies for communication, collaboration, and creation (Autor, & Price, 2013; Collet, Hine, & Plessis, 2015). Unfortunately, current classroom practice does not always support the development of these skills. This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

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Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap. In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. 1. Access to challenging curriculum and instruction. In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. Within the classroom, personalized instruction has increased in popularity.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life. Mineola has demonstrated how personalized learning can prevent summer learning loss, implementing eSpark in summer school classrooms with fantastic results. Grit and Classroom Visits with Chicago Public Schools. The district’s innovation is inspiring and motivates our team to create learning experiences that extend beyond classroom walls.