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What the End of Net Neutrality Would Mean for Education

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This week, the FCC will hold a vote on what is likely to be one of the most important issues of 2017: net neutrality. In this post, we look at what effects that could have on education.

A Place for the Humanities in the Digital Age

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The rift between technical and humanistic fields today is closing, and K-12 teachers and students will find online a host of digital humanities resources in three primary areas: human geography, historical archives, and text analysis.

Best of 2017 STEM Gifts for Kids: Preschool Through Elementary

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It's time to rock the giving season with the gift of knowledge! This list is designed to be more than just your typical list of bots and batteries–this is a set of gifts for kids of all ages that help in the development of skills such as observation, creativity, problem solving and more.

Smart Review | Istation’s Timeless Tales 2.0: NexLevel

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During my career as a science and language arts instructor, I have come to appreciate educational games as instructional tools. Especially ones that are immersive, authentic and highly interactive. Here, I look at a new one worth checking out.

Family Playlists: A New Approach to Family Engagement

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Family engagement is hard to get right, but more and more research continues to be released that reinforces the importance of having an adult be involved in students’ learning at home. Family Playlists is a new tool with an interesting approach.

Ask About AI: The Future of Learning and Work

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What's happening in the automation economy? What are the civil and social implications of artificial intelligence? How can we prepare ourselves and the next generation for exponential change? It's time we ask about AI.

Carnegie Learning Partners with OpenStax for Affordable HigherEd Math

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Carnegie Learning is seeking to strike a balance between reasonable costs and high-quality HigherEd math by partnering with OpenStax. Learn more about their new blended learning solution for college students here.

Getting Smart’s Educational Gift Guide for 2017

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It’s that time of year again… time to rock the giving season with the gift of knowledge, that is! Here is a set of gifts for kids of all ages that help in the development of skills such as creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration and persistence.

K12 Insight Facilitating District Customer Service

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Effectively addressing complaints and concerns at the district level can be time-consuming enough to distract from innovations in actual learner experiences, which in most cases should be a higher priority. In this post, we look at a tool that can help.

Bridging Continental Divides with Virtual Music Collaboration

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By: Mary Kay Altizer. My students who had the opportunity to virtually collaborate with their global counterparts are still collaborating together, and I like to think they'll maintain these international bonds for the rest of their lives.

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