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Awesome Stories Unveils Free Multimedia Text Sets

Learning Resources | News<p>Awesome Stories has released Text Sets, free multimedia collections designed to help teachers implementing the Common Core …

Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 for Schools

Mobile Computing | News<p>Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the …

New Framework Gives Measure of Teacher Competency in Online, Blended Practices

Distance Learning | News<p>Input from a committee of 36 educators and researchers has helped forge a new framework by which K-12 teachers can assess …

Cyber Security Awareness

Take this self-assessment: Cyber Resilience Review self-assessment package<p>Department of Homeland Security resources that can help you protect your …

Microsoft Launches OneNote Class Notebooks for Teachers

Microsoft is combating Google Classroom with its own education platform for teachers and students, called OneNote class notebooks.<p>The service allows teachers to set up OneNote accounts that are synced online using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Students use the “notebooks” for all of their …

Code.org Launches 'Hour of Code' Crowdfunding Campaign

Code.org, a nonprofit that wants to make computer science widely available in schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring its ‘Hour of Code‘ to 100 million students.<p>The organisers are looking for $5 million before December 14 – when Computer Science Education Week comes to a …

The Connected Educator: It Begins with Collaboration

These organizations held conferences, bringing together educators from various locations. Educators would ideally return to their schools to further …

Pedagogy

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead once again in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated …

Education Technology

Press Release – Pledge to Parents & Students

Original Press Release for the Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy<p>Leading K-12 School Service Providers Announce Pledge To Advance Student Data …

A Stoplight for Student Data Use

Download<p>The foundational federal law on student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), establishes student privacy rights by …

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …