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Common Core-ify Student Assessments

Speed of Creativity blogger Dr. Wesley Fryer encourages teachers to give students differentiated, 21st-century options for demonstrating mastery and understanding of the curriculum.

These methods can include images, audio and video, as opposed to the typical text-only type of assessment. To that end, Fryer provides a helpful list of resources and Web...

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YouTube Blocked? Try This

Want to flip your classroom or enhance traditional classroom lessons? Educators whose schools block access to YouTube will enjoy browsing the more than 1,000 free videos at NextVistanextvista videos

All videos in the site's regular collections are aimed at a student...

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What to Expect in 2014

2013 brought us a slew of tablets, a few interesting wearables and a host of new OSs, so it's only...

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Dell Targets Schools With Chromebook

Dell is launching its first Chromebook, which will be the company's first specifically targeted at education institutions. The Chromebook was built to meet the needs of schools and districts looking to deploy affordable and comprehensive one-to-one computing initiatives.

Dell is the leading end-to-end technology provider in the U.S. education market, with...

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LinkedIn Changing College App Process

linkedinTeens are well versed in social media, and now they are able to leverage a platform designed specifically for professional adults to grease the path to college acceptance.

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, has made a series of changes to its platform to allow younger people to create accounts and make themselves more visible to colleges and universities...

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iOS7 Can Run Smoother on Older Devices

iOS7Owners of older Apple devices cheered when the news came from Cupertino that iOS7 was going to be available on older models like the iPad2 and iPhone 4S. However, the joy that came with running a brand-spanking-new OS on an older machine was tempered with the realization that the older hardware produced good-but-not-great performance.

The folks over at...

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See Hand-Written Gettysburg Addresses

Gettysburg AddressIt's been 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history, and while the Gettysburg Address remains a prominent topic in history classrooms, students have never been able to see exactly how those influential words looked on the author's page...until now...

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Office Comes to iPad, Sort of

hopToWhile there's currently no version of Microsoft Office for iPad, a young software firm, hopTo Inc., is providing iPad users with a convenient workaround.

hopTo allows users to create, open and edit Office documents on the iPad before saving them to the cloud. The current version supports both Word and Excel files, with PowerPoint slated for an upcoming update. ...

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ADL Offers Bullying Webinars

ADLParents and educators are encouraged to participate in a series of free webinars provided by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that help to educate on the effects of prejudice and bullying on children.

The ADL belives that by educating parents and teachers about anti-hate values, children can be more educated and open-minded when it comes to living their lives. By...

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