Only math can save a city in Amplify’s game, ‘Twelve a Dozen’

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When students get creative with tech tools, teachers focus on skills

From http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/when-students-get-creative-with-tech-tools-teachers-focus-on-skills/>

Consider the impact if, rather than focusing on new tools, we explored the skills students need to learn and then incorporated the most effective digital resources to accomplish those objectives.

Latest games are finally unlocking the key to making learning more fun

From http://hechingerreport.org/content/latest-games-finally-unlocking-key-making-learning-fun_17380/>

A new generation of educational games is harnessing students’ love of video games and turning them into voracious learners — without them even realizing it.

Where’s edtech innovation happening across the world?

From https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-09-16-where-s-edtech-innovation-happening-across-the-world>

After edSurge opened nominations for an ed tech contest, they saw some interesting trends around which states and countries were submitting.

Project-based learning moves into classrooms

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/09/15/project-based-learning-932/>

Through project-based learning (PBL), students achieve a deeper understanding of lessons as they investigate and attempt to solve real-world problems.

Making students partners in data-driven approaches to learning

From http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/how-students-can-be-partners-in-data-driven-approaches-to-learning/>

Using data with students encompasses classroom practices that build students’ capacity to access, analyze, and use data effectively to reflect, set goals, and document growth.

Top predictions for tomorrow’s classrooms

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/09/08/future-tomorrows-classrooms-934/>

Now that technology has put classrooms on the path to transformed learning, what’s in store?

5 ways technology Is disrupting education

From http://wallstcheatsheet.com/technology/5-ways-technology-is-disrupting-education.html/?a=viewall>

New classroom tech tools don’t just change the delivery of the same material, they’re kicking off an array of changes to how students engage with learning.

Parent engagement rises as schools communicate with tech tools

From http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/Parent-Engagement-Rises-as-Schools-Communicate-with-Tech-Tools.html>

The days of newsletters being buried in students' backpacks are going by the wayside as schools look for digital ways to keep parents informed and engaged.