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8 ways to prioritize learning when using technology in the classroom

From http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/8-ways-to-prioritize-learning-when-using-technology-in-the-classroom/>

Here's what teachers (and parents) need to know when looking at the increasingly lucrative landscape of apps, learning systems, MOOCs and hardware.

Rethinking the education experience of future generations

From http://gettingsmart.com/2014/09/rethinking-education-experience-future-generations/>

In the traditional classroom environment, even the best educators are challenged to reach every child in a way that meets her or his personal needs.

10 things to know about the state of tech in education

From http://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-things-to-know-about-the-state-of-tech-in-education/>

Tech in education is facing several key challenges. Here are 10 things you should know about tech and education, and how folks are looking toward preparing kids for that future.

E-learning on snow days now an option for Pennsylvania schools

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2014/09/e-learning_on_snow_days_now_an.html>

In inclement weather and other unusual circumstances, the state's 501 school districts now have the option to use "nontraditional educational delivery methods," such as cyber school, to keep learning.

MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course

From http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/mit-report-finds-learning-gains-for-students-who-took-free-online-course/2014/09/23/7ceb34e6-4330-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html>

Students in a free online physics course from MIT demonstrated roughly equal learning gains if they stuck with the class, regardless of previous academic experience, researchers reported Tuesday.

What’s behind ‘bad’ math skills?

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/09/23/us-math-education-905/>

As STEM skills, including math, become more important, efforts are underway to change math instruction and how students view math.

You are asking the wrong questions about education technology

From http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2014/09/20/you-are-asking-the-wrong-questions-about-education-technology/>

We should certainly embrace technologies that will help educators become more impactful, but we need to make sure that these tools are also aligned with learning outcomes.

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.