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5/9/2018

Seventh-grade math teacher Raymond Steinmetz writes that he resisted using video for classroom lessons for years. In this commentary, he lists several reasons why he changed his position and now makes his own instructional videos for students.

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Raymond Steinmetz
5/8/2018

A middle-school student with special needs in Massachusetts has reached an agreement with his school district over his right to use technology to remotely participate in school. The district reached a voluntary agreement with the family, who sought to use a VGo robot so the student could remotely participate in lessons.

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Wicked Local
5/8/2018

YouTube has pulled videos from more than 250 channels that contained paid promotions for EduBirdie, a service that allows students to pay for ghostwritten essays. Although the service isn't illegal, YouTube's policies forbid advertising for "academic aids."

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Business Insider
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YouTube
5/7/2018

School librarians can play an important role in helping educators integrate technology in learning, writes high-school librarian and online instructor Rebecca Scott. In this commentary, she shares ways she has provided such assistance to teachers.

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Rebecca Scott
5/7/2018

College and university leaders must be proactive when dealing with social media, outsourcing and developing quality IT systems, according to a report from advisory, tax and audit firm Grant Thornton. The report warns leaders to avoid "complacency and nostalgia" when it comes to disruptive technology that could move an institution forward.

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Campus Technology
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Grant Thornton
5/7/2018

Students enrolling in one of Maryland's 16 community colleges can receive up to $5,000 in tuition assistance if their families make less than $125,000, or are adults earning less than $90,000. Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to sign the measure this week granting last-dollar assistance to students.

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Gov. Larry Hogan
5/7/2018

Several college professors are making headlines for their comments on social media, which some have found to be offensive. In this commentary, researchers with the University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information share their findings regarding public employees' right to free speech online.

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The Conversation (US)
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University of Florida
5/4/2018

Ohio State University and Apple plan to expand their Digital Flagship University initiative following a successful pilot program. The initiative, which includes an iPad for all incoming freshmen, aims to build coding and app-development skills among students and faculty.

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EdScoop
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Ohio State University, Apple
5/4/2018

Students at a Missouri high school designed, funded and constructed an on-campus greenhouse as part of the school's new emphasis on science, technology engineering and math. The project is part of an applied science and technology course, and produce grown in the greenhouse will be used in the school's Operation Backpack program, which donates food to families in need.

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KMOV-TV (St. Louis)
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Missouri high school, Mo. school
5/3/2018

Creating "how-to" videos allows high-school teacher Jason Muniz to spend more time engaging students to boost their learning, Muniz writes. In this blog post, he shares the process he uses to create the videos and the challenges that go along with the strategy.

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Teaching Channel