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10/15/2019

Entrepreneurial education teaches valuable life lessons, including how to recognize opportunity, work toward a goal and develop networks of support, writes Steve Mariotti, entrepreneur, former special-education teacher and founder of the nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. In this interview, he shares how entrepreneurial education can be life-changing for students and offers several ways to introduce such lessons in the classroom.

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10/11/2019

Middle-school teacher Michele Haiken uses digital approaches to engage students in literacy. These approaches including infographics, podcasts and Google maps to follow along with a character's journey.

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10/11/2019

The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, an online coding and robotics tournament, helps to engage students in STEM lessons, asserts Robin Corbeil, a technology and computer teacher at a New Hampshire middle school. In this commentary, Corbeil writes that the program includes training for teachers and a boot camp for students and educators.

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10/11/2019

One Iowa school district has installed tablets on 10 of its buses that keep track of students who board and use navigation software to optimize bus routes. Parents are able to download an app on their phones to keep track of when their children board and exit the bus, say district officials.

10/10/2019

A middle school that has a one-to-one Chromebook program in place also schedules some screen-free days, principal Matthew Howell writes. In this blog post, he shares how the approach helps to give students some balance regarding screen time and offer opportunities for positive, tech-free learning experiences.

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10/10/2019

As of September, 17 states have reported their school-level spending numbers under the Every Student Succeeds Act. This year is the deadline for states to comply with the law, and this article details how the process affects school leaders, teachers, parents and policy-makers.

10/10/2019

Two schools in Ohio are receiving 5G internet connections through a Verizon program that is expected to reach 100 schools in the US. The schools are using the new technology to support a virtual reality application, Visceral Science.

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10/10/2019

Social media alone is not making teens more anxious or sad, according to a study of teenagers in the UK. Researchers found that such mental health challenges also are affected by lack of sleep and exercise as well as cyberbullying.

10/9/2019

Students at a California high school during class are storing their phones in special pouches designed to help limit digital distractions. Teachers say the method, implemented this year, limits their policing of classroom phone use.

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10/9/2019

A survey from the University of Waterloo found that 68% of faculty don't like students using phones during class and 32% disapprove of laptops, saying that noneducational use of technology distracts from their teaching. Students, however, felt it was their choice to use such technology in class, with some saying they expected professors to be entertaining enough to earn their attention.

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