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Tenn. district to unblock Twitter, YouTube

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee this spring will begin to gradually lift a ban on accessing Twitter and Yo -More
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Volunteer fair links Fla. students with opportunities to help others

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Students in Tampa, Fla., recently connected with more than 50 charity organizations at the Charity Awareness Fair and Expo to -More
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Wis. middle-schoolers explore compassionate leadership

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Students from three middle schools in La Crosse, Wis., who focused on compassionate leadership recently took part in a worksh -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
The 2014 NCSS Board of Directors Election is open through March 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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NCSS Online K-5 Technology Integration Introductory Course

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Our next NCSS Tuesday Webinar at 8 p.m.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist -More
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Strauss: Why the Obama administration should drop its college rating plan

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:05am

The Obama administration is developing a system to rate colleges and universities by 2015 that will be based on a yet-to-be-determined set of criteria that could include data points such as average tuition and how much graduates earn. Part of the system involves getting congressional approval (which isn’t likely) to direct more federal student aid toward schools that score highly in the ratings. Let’s look at all the reasons this is a bad idea.

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Adaptive Tech., Secure Browsers Aim to Curb Student Cheating

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:15am
As schools put the technology in place for online assessments, they are looking carefully at how to use new technologies to prevent cheating.
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Testing Embedded in Digital Games Yields Key Data

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:10am
The feedback from students' performance provides a deeper insight into how they solve problems, allowing educators to identify their strengths and weaknesses quicker, experts say.
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Q&A: Designing Game-Based Assessments That Engage Students

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Arthur C. Graesser, a University of Memphis professor of experimental and cognitive psychology, says "you have to be very subtle in smuggling in serious content."
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Evaluating Schools' Tech. Readiness for Common-Core Testing

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
State and district officials acknowledge that they face many unknowns about their technological readiness for new online assessments for the standards.
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Movement Grows to Assess Students' Digital Literacy

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
No longer just about how to use digital tools to measure abilities in core academic areas, many educators say assessments should also evaluate technology skills.
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'Learning Menus' Empower Students to Tailor Curriculum

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
The "curriculum playlist" concept centers around the idea that content should be unbundled so that users can reassemble it according to their preferences.
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Digital Simulations Emphasize Problem Solving

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Simulations designed to make students communicate and work with others to solve problems are receiving new attention in K-12 testing, despite questions about cost, reliability, and validity.
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Districts Tackle Technology Gaps

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
The gap between districts that appear to be well prepared to put digital instruction and assessment in place and those that aren't is significant.
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Essay-Grading Software Seen as Time-Saving Tool

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Teachers are eager for new tools to help students develop into better writers, but critics question the ability of the software to critique writing.
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