Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax


There isn’t an administrator, teacher, coach, or student out there who honestly believes that through iPads and Chromebooks we will achieve Education Nirvana, scores will soar to unseen heights, 100% of students will be engaged, and unicorns will be parked in every parking lot.

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Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach


During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. gadoeteachertakeover #spelling #spellingbee #writing #english #competition #googlehangout #google #community #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elementary. Now they are using Puppet Pals on iPad to record videos and share.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

Several public libraries in the state are providing curbside delivery of books to support the initiative, with many schools and districts offering a free book pick-up service with the help of local literacy advocacy groups.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

The money is used to buy SMART boards, Chromebook carts, iPad carts and replace old desktop computers. Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway."

EdTech 150

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

For ed-tech success, why schools use technology is just as important as how

The Hechinger Report

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

based education advocacy group. “It For example, Tressa Norris, a library media specialist at Joppa View Elementary School, recently worked with second-graders on multimedia presentations about American symbols to bolster a unit about patriotism being taught by their classroom teacher.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

During her time with CVUSD, Michelle opened a new department called the “iCenter” which was charged with rolling out 18,000 iPads for the 2013/2014 school year with the focus of supporting nine 900 teachers with the California Computer Science Standards and technology integration/instruction.

Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

The Hechinger Report

That’s why the program was designed to offer professional development to kindergarten and elementary school teachers in San Antonio’s 19 public school districts. “We This collaborative activity is far more valuable than any iPad program, Baray said.



CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES AQUIRES MOTION MATH ( ) & ( ) Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, in Yazoo County, and now teaches there, at Bentonia Gibbs Elementary. Each of its 5,183 students receives an electronic device — iPads for K-8 students, and MacBook Airs for students in grades nine through 12.

Study 88

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

The students live in homes with multiple laptops, iPads, tablets, iPhones – iEverything. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” Schools do continue to turn away from the iPad as the tablet hasn’t proven to be quite as revolutionary as some predicted. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.