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Qld electricity providers trying to block solar from grid, lobby group says

Australia's peak solar power body fears Queensland's electricity companies are trying to put people off installing new solar systems.<p>The Australian …

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The American Way: STEM Education

As the U.S. soccer team advances out of the "Group of Death" in the 2014 World Cup, I couldn't help but think of the quote before competition started from the U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was a star striker for Germany's World Cup-winning team in 1990, "For us talking about winning a …

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Working to Keep Schools and Communities Safe | U.S. Department of Education

"This job of keeping our children safe, and teaching them well, is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the …

5 critical iPad mistakes to avoid

Here are five reasons why school iPad initiatives tend to stall<p>Tablets, including iPads, are all the rage in today’s classrooms. But how many iPad …

What will the classroom and curriculum of the future look like?

One educator highlights future classrooms and curriculum during ISTE 2014<p>It’s an interesting question: What will something look like or be able to do …

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

Open Educational Resources | Feature<p><i>Photo: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook …

zSpace STEM Lab Adds Real-Time Sharing, Physics Simulations, Virtual Circuitry Lab

Science | ISTE 2014 Coverage<p>zSpace has unveiled new software applications for its zSpace STEM Lab, an interactive, virtual education platform for …

Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad

Mobile Learning | News<p>Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad. Beginning July 8, …

8 Great Tools for Classroom Presentations

AV & Presentation | News<p>Teachers are pairing hardware and software to create lessons that engage students and inspire collaboration.<p>Creating …

4 Web 2.0 tools that keep students engaged

Jamie McWilliams, a graduate candidate at Nicholls State University, shares four Web 2.0 programs to enhance the classroom<p>The world we live in is …

What’s APPening: 100 apps for education

Need an app? You don’t have to look far<p>There really IS an app for that, whatever “that” may be.<p>Need help taking notes or staying organized? Do you …

McGraw-Hill Launches Professional Learning Environment for Teachers

Professional Development | News<p>McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a Professional Learning Environment designed to allow teachers to take control of …

7 key steps in creating an online learning program

Vanessa Wren, director instructional technology at Granville County Schools, shares seven tips for educators and administrators when preparing a …

It’s not accelerated learning; we just stopped decelerated teaching

Traditional teaching usually keeps all students at the same learning position. This is unnatural.<p>Self-paced blended learning continues to produce …

5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students

From Angry Birds to Minecraft, gaming holds extraordinary potential for today’s students<p>Gaming. It’s more than a buzzword in today’s schools, but it …

Tinkerine Debuts Introductory 3D Printing Curriculum for K-12

STEAM | News<p>3D printer maker Tinkerine Studios is launching a new curriculum designed to supplement STEAM courses and introduce students to 3D …

Survey: Parents Look to Teachers for Internet Safety Training

Research | News<p>Who's responsible for making sure students get an education in online safety? According to four out of five teachers, parents are …

How can an app lead to cyberbullying?

Educator, administrator and parental awareness is key to preventing online abuse and cyberbullying<p>Can’t remember the name of that great restaurant …