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Study considers use of game-based educational tools

11/26/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Some educators may not know about resources they need to determine if an online educational game is effective, according to a recent survey. Data show few teachers surveyed were aware of resources suc… Read More

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Finland to phase out handwriting instruction

11/24/2014

  • Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki)
  • Care2.com

Finland has announced plans to phase out handwriting lessons by 2016 and instead teach typing skills. The shift is part of a broader movement away from longhand communications and toward digital commu… Read More

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How are school districts managing mobile devices?

11/17/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

A growing number of school districts are working to take the responsibility for managing classroom devices out of the hands of teachers and students. Instead, they are adopting software programs that … Read More

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Teachers reveal challenges of using digital games in class

11/26/2014

  • KQED.org

A lack of time and administrative support are some of the primary challenges that teachers face when deciding to use games in classroom lessons. One teacher interviewed for this article said the games… Read More

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News in international education

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Diverse team of researchers to study Western Asian languages

11/24/2014

  • Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

A team of anthropologists, computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, psychologists, roboticists and speech therapists will work on a project at the Australian National University dedicated to the … Read More

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Ga. education board approves evaluations for kindergartners

11/25/2014

  • WXIA-TV (Atlanta)

The Georgia State Board of Education has voted unanimously to develop evaluations for prekindergarten and kindergarten students in such areas as math, science and English. The informal tests will help… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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U. of Va. vows "zero tolerance" for campus sexual assault

11/26/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors adopted a "zero tolerance" policy toward sexual assault at an emergency meeting this week after a magazine article over the school's handling of a past all… Read More