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EdTech 10: World Cup Style

As the soccer world is facing the elimination rounds, we thought we'd offer our advice on which EdTech stories made the cut this week. Much like Costa Rica, some of these stories we didn’t see coming but are strong contenders for top story of the week.

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EdTech 10: Staying Connected

This week has been all about connectivity. As students head home for the summer and teachers plan for the next school year, the education world is preparing to find new ways to keep us all connected. For more on what connectivity matters check out this blog and see the top stories of the week.


EdTech 10: No Summertime Blues Here!

What’s not to love about summer time? Longer days. Fruity drinks. Backyard barbeques. Family vacations. That’s not all we love about this time of year. There’s lots of love about all the developments in this week’s top edtech news stories. Dive in!

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EdTech 10: Summer Lovin’

Schools may be coming to a close for the year, but the shift to blended and personalized learning doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As this week’s top stories show, temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up. Check out all the great innovations on the rise this week!


Get Rolling with SPRK Programming Curriculum

The SPRK curriculum is built on the belief that “play is a powerful teacher.” And rather than teaching students about programming by having them write lines of code on a computer, SPRK puts a Sphero and an iOS or Android device in students’ hands...

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Smart Balances in Smart Blends

By: Jason Zimba. It can be a difficult challenge for teachers to meet students where they are and also teach grade-level mathematics. Negotiating that tension is the subject of this post, in which I'll offer some thoughts on striking smart balances in rotation models.