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THE Journal Magazine: June 2014

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  • Our Space: Education Can’t Be 'Hacked'
  • Here & Now: Most districts have mobile technology
  • Product Roundup: BYOD management and more
  • Innovator: Scott Merrick, v-Learning Specialist, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (TN)

May 2014 | vol. 43 no. 4

28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core
These apps, sites and communities will help you teach Common Core — or whatever standards your state adopts.
Watch the Video: Students and teachers from Summit Public Schools (CA) share how they use the free resources from Activate Instruction.
10 Steps That Protect the Privacy of Student Data
CoSN is now offering a free toolkit to help districts navigate the tricky issue of data privacy. Lesson number one: Complying with FERPA and COPPA is just the beginning.
Watch the Video: Bob Moore, project director of CoSN’s Protecting Student Privacy initiative, extols the benefits of appointing a chief privacy officer.
8 Great Tools for Classroom Presentations
Teachers are pairing hardware and software to create lessons that engage students and inspire collaboration.
Watch the Video: In a video made with MaxCases, teacher Mark Hammons shows how to use Apple TV and an iPad as an interactive projector, document camera and more.
Flipping the Classroom for Special Needs Students
Technology can play a key role in helping students with physical and learning disabilities stay involved in class and at home.
Watch the Video: An excerpt from a lesson shows how Melissa Hausser uses videos and pop songs to teach her students grammar.
Ed Tech: What’s the Use?
The history of educational technology is a reminder that it’s not the machine that matters — it’s finding the tool that best serves your educational objective.
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