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3/17/2017

The use of artificial intelligence in everyday tasks and the workforce signals a need to address AI in teaching and learning, some experts say. Mark Stehlik of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science says building knowledge about AI begins in the classroom.

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3/17/2017

Sitting for long periods of time in the classroom may be restricting students' movement and play, and this could have harmful effects, asserts Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist. In this blog post, she writes that "[c]hildren need to move much more than we realize."

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3/17/2017

Code.org is expected to release "CS Discoveries," a free, introductory computer-science course for seventh- through ninth-grade students. A pilot program will launch in the spring and include professional development for teachers.

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T.H.E. Journal
3/17/2017

President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes $1.2 billion in cuts for after-school and summer programs. In particular, the proposal would eliminate 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants, which help communities serve more than 1.6 million children.

3/17/2017

Some online instructors are replacing traditional online discussion threads with video. One student says the format helps build a sense of community, while an instructor at Rutgers University says video has helped make interactions with online students more authentic.

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EdSurge
3/16/2017

Two US congressmen -- one Republican and one Democrat -- livestreamed their recent cross-country road trip on Facebook. The bipartisan journey -- which included discussions on health care as well as Russia and the 2016 election -- offered lessons on civic engagement, including how to have a constructive conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.

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3/16/2017

The Trump administration's proposed federal budget includes a $9.2 billion cut for the US Department of Education. It also includes greater investment in charter schools and school-choice programs and $1 billion more for Title I schools.

3/16/2017

Sending nude selfies is commonplace among teenagers, Utah school and police officials say. A survey of high-school students in the state supports this claim, and officials say the practice raises many issues, including legal ones.

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3/15/2017

Some teachers and students are using video technology to connect with peers worldwide as part of the "virtual exchange" movement. Students at a Pennsylvania school participated in a two-year digital-literacy project with students in England.

3/15/2017

This year's CoSN conference, taking place April 3 to 6 in Chicago, will feature a new, informal exhibit hall called @InnovationCentral. The hall -- said to be "not your standard exhibit hall" -- is designed to foster conversation and networking between educators and private-sector leaders.