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THE Journal Magazine: October 2014

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Departments:

  • Our Space: Tech for the post-information school
  • Here & Now: New projectors and software
  • Product Roundup: Inequalities in ed tech resources
  • Innovator: Matt Akin, superintendent, Piedmont City School District (AL)

October 2014 | vol. 43 no. 8

5 Skills That Games Teach Better Than Textbooks
Gaming offers the excitement of competition and a clear promise of rewards for accomplishments. It can also help prepare students to win in the real world.
7 Hands-On Projects That Use 3D Printers
Our expert takes you beyond the wow factor to explore how 3D printing can help teach a range of subjects.
10 Terms You Must Include in Contracts With Online Service Providers
A responsible approach to student data privacy requires careful scrutiny of the agreements that schools make with vendors.
6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
4 Tech Tools That Support New Teachers
Facing high attrition rates among new hires, districts are using software and online communities of practice to help give them the PD they need to succeed.
9 Ways to Help Parents Understand the Common Core
Jared Myracle, author of Common Core Standards for Parents for Dummies, shares his top tips for ensuring that your school community understands what the standards are — and what they aren’t.
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