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5/8/2013

5/8/2013
The NMC is pleased to announce the interim results of the 2013 Horizon.K12 Project, as presented at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego. The Horizon.K12 Advisory Board voted for the top 12 emerging technologies as well as the top 10 trends and challenges they believe will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in global K12 education over the next five years.
5/8/2013
Digital currency company Bitcoin has been generating buzz—some would say hype—for a while; in the last few months there’s been talk about Bitcoin ATMs, bubbles, ecosystems, miners, and more. But no one has addressed something about Bitcoin that seems obvious in hindsight: What about its effects on teaching kids to count? How will a generation of kids that grows up on Bitcoin, or some future iteration of digital currency that eventually becomes the norm, learn math?
5/8/2013
By all rights, Wendy Chaves' Algebra II class should be a zoo. Yet Chaves has never felt more effective. Why? Her 48 students are all on laptops, working through lessons in Compass Learning, Virtual Nerd and Revolution Prep that Chaves has assigned. "The kids," she says, "are engaged."
5/8/2013
Amber Chalmers, fifth grade science teacher at Rolling Hills Elementary, has been appointed to serve on the State Review Panel for Proclamation 2014, where she will review and evaluate instructional materials submitted for the November 2013 adoption by the State Board of Education, including science, math and technology applications.
5/8/2013
David Miller, who is completing his second year as assistant principal at Monett (Mo.) High School, was named as the new director of the Scott Regional Technology Center, also in Monett, succeeding Russ Moreland.
5/8/2013
Administrators at the Monterey County Office of Education are putting the finishing touches on the $1.5 million remodeling of its Blanco Circle offices in Salinas that will house the new Millennium charter school. Set to start classes in August, Millennium has 116 students enrolled—58 freshmen and 58 sophomores—and its principal.
5/8/2013
Officials of the Pennsville (N.J.) School District introduced a policy recently that sets up parameters for staff using social networking sites while working within the district. The policy outlines security and appropriate procedures for using district technology resources.
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June 8-14, 2013
Orlando, Fla.
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June 10-12, 2013
Orlando, Fla.
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June 17-20, 2013
Hot Springs, Ark.
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June 23-25, 2013
Washington, D.C.
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September 24-27, 2013
Chicago, Ill.
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To ensure students thrive in a technology-rich world, the Le Sueur-Henderson school district has put over 400 iPads in the hands of STEM and middle school students. Next up: BYOD for high school students.
5/8/2013
Richard Byrne, an award-winning, Google-certified educator from Maine, reminds district CIOs of the perils of weak passwords, and encourages us to enforce a strong password system across all staff, faculty, and students.
5/8/2013
CIOs have struggled to connect teachers’ iPads to classroom projectors. Tammy Worcester Tang, who writes the blog 'Technology Tips for Teachers', may have found the answer. In this post, Tang discusses two options that successfully allow the teacher to go wireless and walk around the room, iPad in hand.

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