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How California's Student Privacy Law Protects Against Targeted Advertising

In 2014, California signed into law the most comprehensive student-data-privacy legislation in the country. The success of this landmark legislation in California has sparked a national conversation on the importance of protecting our students’ data, and has been the inspiration for similar legislation across the country.

Student Data Privacy: Building Trust Through Collaboration

A community of trust encourages a healthy conversation between school systems and community members that moves from fear-based to fact-based about the school practices and educational progress of students. 

Face-to-face Universities Absolutely Still Have a Place!

Online — for all things, online — certainly looks like the right side of history. But, as we argue in this week’s blog, face-to-face universities offer undergraduates two unique opportunities that online universities simply can’t!

How a Humanoid Robot Enhances SEL Skills for Students with Autism

A special education teachers shares her best practices for connecting with challenging students and helping them develop the social skills they need.

7 Key Considerations for Online and Blended Learning Programs

How to set up and orchestrate a successful online and blended learning program for K–12

Mobile Learning: Now In the Hands of Teenagers

While "mobile learning" may be overshadowed these days by other tech trends, make no mistake: in the hands of today’s youth, mobile learning is huge! Data to back that claim up — and more like it — are in this week’s blog post, where we interview Dr. Julie Evans, CEO — and Diva Extraordinaire — of Project Tomorrow. Using their "phones" teens are absolutely exploring "socially-based, un-tethered and digitally rich learning."

Understand NGSS in 5 Minutes: Sort of

NGSS – The Next Generation Science Standards – is the hot new way to teach science in K-12. NGSS is a revolution in science education. In our blog, we briefly try to do that revolution justice by explaining its five key terms.

When Can You Search a Student’s Phone?

What happens after an educator confiscates a device? In general, teachers and administrators can seize a disruptive device (though for many this is not the first choice), and district policies can provide explicitly for that. But whether educators can search a device is far less clear, dependent on the situation and in some cases the state.

How Augmented Reality Engages ELLs

A kindergarten teacher pairs his research-based curriculum with 3D animals to teach and delight his kindergartners.

What Is COPPA?

Learn what teachers need to know about this important law.

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