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Why cognitive assessments could benefit from a digital upgrade

10/31/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Cognitive assessments can provide valuable information about students' abilities and how they learn, writes Dean Delis, a professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. In this comment… Read More

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Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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Canadian schools get a boost from tech firms for STEM lessons

10/28/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

A growing number of technology companies and universities are investing in school programmes in Canada that focus on developing students' skills in science, technology, engineering and maths at an ear… Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

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How some states address tech access, equity

10/29/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Access and equity are two common barriers schools face when deploying education technology, asserts Doug Levin, executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, who spoke … Read More

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Education news for teachers

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Are traditional teaching methods more effective?

10/31/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

More traditional methods for teaching and learning may be more effective, according to a recent study from Sutton Trust and Durham University. Researchers found better performance under teaching metho… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

ECIS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: European Council of International Schools

South Sudan academy beats the odds

10/28/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

An academy in South Sudan, Africa, is becoming an unlikely educational success story despite poor infrastructure and limited resources. The private school, in an area plagued by conflict and poverty, … Read More

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Video in teacher observation: Are we ready?

10/29/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

In a recent poll, 76% of teachers said they would film their instruction for use in professional learning and even formal observations. What do teachers see in classroom video -- and is it the key to … Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

First lady launches video contests to boost college enrollment, retention

10/31/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

First lady Michelle Obama is inviting high-school and college students to compete in a new video contest to encourage students to enroll and stay in college. High-school students must submit videos ur… Read More