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A Teacher Compensation Model Based On Individual Professional Development (Blog Talk Radio)
Superintendent Dr Kristine Gilmore of DC Everest district in Wisconsin and the district Director of Technology Emmett McBride on how they built and use this system
7 tips for choosing professional development programs (eSchool News)
As teachers are faced with new instructional demands due to new standards and new technology initiatives, professional development plays a pivotal role in educators’ success.
While some districts have created engaging programs that support and nurture educators, others struggle to move away from one-size-fits-all programs.
How Teachers Leverage Mobile Technology (T.H.E. Journal)
By David Nagel
Despite widespread acknowledgment of the advantages of mobile computing, students in nearly one-third of classrooms do not have regular access to mobile devices in the classroom — this according to exclusive data released to THE Journal by the national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow.
Students want more digital learning outside of the classroom (eSchool News)
By Laura Devaney
The need for digital learning content in classrooms is nothing new, but teachers, parents, and students are becoming more vocal in their desire to provide or have access to such materials outside of the school day or school year.
Deloitte‘s inaugural 2016 Digital Education Survey surveyed teachers, students and parents to uncover how technology is changing the concept of the classroom.
5 ways virtual reality is being used in education right now (eSchool News)
By Meris Stansbury
New polls, studies delve into how educators and researchers are using VR
Considering Sony Playstation’s VR headset sold out in pre-order last week, most of us are aware that virtual reality (VR) technology is hot right now. But outside of just hearing about the hype, what is education actually doing with this technology—if anything?
Some Say Computer Coding Is a Foreign Language (U.S. News & World Report)
By Gaby Galvin
As computer coding has become an increasingly sought-after skill, more K-12 schools are working it into their curriculums. Some states have considered allowing students to forgo foreign language for coding classes, despite opposition from educators.