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  • Technology's Impact on Effective Teaching Strategies

    While technology has changed what is possible in education, the principles of effective instruction never really change. Technology is not what drives learning but simply what mediates and supports the process. What has significantly changed is the way in which effective teaching strategies can be achieved at a higher level using new technologies.More

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  • WGBH Issues Guidelines for Describing STEM Materials to the Visually Impaired

    Despite the technological strides made in recent years to aid the blind and sight-impaired--voice simulation reading software, peripherals that translate text into Braille, audiobooks in virtually every category--such readers have continued to face obstacles in the form of visual enhancements to STEM-related texts, such as charts, graphs, diagrams, and photos. However, Boston-based public television station WGBH has taken the next step, issuing a book of guidelines on how best to describe, in detail, such visuals.More
  • Chile Turns to Social Media To Expand English Literacy

    With the goal of encouraging its population to become fluent in English in order to compete in the industrialized world, the federal government of Chile has chosen social media service Mingoville.com, a free site originating in Denmark, to provide the tools the nation's students will need to achieve that fluency.More
  • Adobe Rolls Out New Digital School Collection

    Adobe has introduced a new version of its Digital School Collection, a suite of creative and productivity tools geared specifically for K-12 education. The new suite includes a significantly enhanced version of Premiere Elements, with expanded podcasting capabilities. Adobe has also brought Photoshop Elements back to the Mac (with education pricing) in the new version 8 release.More
  • New Resources Focus on the Effective Use of Technology in Title I Programs

    Two national education organizations--the State Educational Technology Directors Association and the National Association for State Title I Directors--are launching three new co-developed resources designed to help education leaders with their Title I programs, especially in terms of using technology to help improve outcomes for Title I populations.More
  • Pearson Underwrites Use of Professional Development Program at SC School

    Collaborative professional development, or the "teacher learning teams" approach, is behind a program being implemented at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, SC. Pearson is underwriting the use of its Learning Teams program at the school for one year in order to showcase its potential for student improvement.More