T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: May 15, 2008


Teachers Talk Tech: English with an Edge

Andie Brown believes in sedition--well, a form of it, anyway. She purposely gives her students the assignment to challenge the status quo, and they use technology as a means toward that end. The result is truly meaningful education; students learn that what they do may have a powerful impact....

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Ed Tech News

Study Reveals What Kids Are Reading for School

According to the first study of its kind released in the United States, kids are reading an average of about 26 books per school year. That's the great news. The less than great news is that their volume of reading peaks in second grade, and the level and volume of books that they're reading stagnates from about sixth grade onward, even dropping off in high school....

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iCue Combines Gaming, Multimedia, Collaboration for Education

NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News, this week launched a new collaborative learning site that combines gaming and multimedia for students aged 13 and up. Called iCue ("Immerse, Connect, Understand, and Excel"), the service builds on research out of MIT's Education Arcade, housed at MIT's Comparative Media Studies, to integrate traditional learning activities with new technologies....

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NSTA Teacher Site Bolstered by $3 Million Grant

The National Science Teachers Association this week announced that it's received a two-year, $3 million grant from the GE Foundation to support the NSTA Learning Center....

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Vocabulary System Adds Differentiated Instruction

Curriculum developer Dynamic Literacy has expanded its WordBuild Elements vocabulary building system with the introduction of new materials to provide differentiated instruction for students who are either lagging or excelling....

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Site Provides Free Reading and Math Tools for Teachers, Students

K-12 reading and math tutoring provider MINDsprinting has launched its online tutoring program as a free service. The service is designed for use either by educators as part of the K-12 curriculum or by students and parents as a supplement to classroom-based learning....

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