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Students today respond to educators who are savvy when it comes to technology.  Laura

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The July 15th issue of eSchool News has an interesting article that lists 15 Open Educational Resources (OER) that are free to use under a special license. The article, by Laura Devaney, Managing Editor of the enewsletter, lists the features of each resource, an evaluation, and links so you can learn more about them. Read more

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Oh Noah!, teaches Spanish to children ages six to eight using animated videos and games that help build vocabulary. Teachers can find National Standards and learning objectives on PBS Learning Media and short videos to watch in the classroom. (more…)

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No question that there’s an increased use of digital devices by students today.

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On Wednesday, July 23, 8pm on WGBY you can delve into the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. (more…)

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The staff of eSchool News have put together a provocative article in their July 7th edition concerning self-paced blended learning. The article states that, “traditional teaching usually keeps all students at the same learning position. This is unnatural. As self-paced courses ‘mature,’ they continue to improve; resources get fine-tuned and teachers become comfortable and confident. (more…)

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Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. (more…)

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This week PBS LearningMedia spotlights the summer critters, garden bugs, worms, and flying creatures that make the summer such a great season for learning.  As part of the “Summer Explorer Series, ” these resources for grades preK-12 engage students in creative thinking, experimentation, and collaboration. (more…)

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DSC05203Summer vacations often include seaside visits and what a great time to learn about the depth of Davy Jones’ Locker? PBS LearningMedia features resources highlighting sea cows, slugs, fish with teeth and much more! (more…)

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Over the summer might be a time when you can better explore effective technology for education.   As you probably know, and as early childhood  experts find, putting young students in front of a tablet doesn’t guarantee learning. There’s a lot of technology available to educators, but not all of it is effective, reports Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor of eSchool News. (more…)

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