One School’s Increased Student Growth with Data Integration

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For the past two years, Molly Roe, Principal at Morgan County School District in Missouri, has worked to integrate technology into the classrooms of all of her students. Over 90% of her K–6 students are on the free and reduced lunch program, and these students have a wide variety of learning needs as well as limited access to technology outside of school. To better serve them, she’s committed to establishing a one-to-one program to bring technology to her students, and to help her teachers better personalize learning to give students exactly what they need when they need it.
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What We’re Looking Forward to at This Year’s ISTE Conference!

There are only a couple weeks until the 2018 ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the top recognized educational technology conferences in the world. This year, ISTE is being held in the vibrant city of Chicago on June 24th through 27th, with over 16,000 educators from all over the globe expected to attend. ISTE offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy world-class keynote speakers, participate in a wide variety of sessions about things like creating STEAM makerspace programs and using technology to learn about other cultures, and walk through a massive expo hall featuring hundreds of edtech vendors. At the same time, educators will engage in hands-on learning experiences and network with like-minded individuals who want to witness the transformation of teaching and learning through technology.

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June’s Top Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

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Every month, hundreds of new books for educators are released, so finding the best ones can be difficult. To better help you, your students, and your coworkers, we’ve put together a list of June’s top books on education. Covering such topics as how to keep your students engaged with the latest technology, developing new teaching strategies, and increasing digital and educational equity among students, these books are full of great information to help you better serve your students and do your job. Check out what we picked for you this June!

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Engaging in Summer Science Fun AND Learning!

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Summer is a time for kids to sleep in, escape the structured routine of school, play, and reconnect with family and friends. It can also be a time to explore, create, and try new things. And encouraging students to do that can be really helpful for their next teachers, as it can reduce the learning loss so many students experience during long breaks from school.

Reading is one of the most effective ways to lessen and even prevent this learning loss, but how can teachers and parents prevent science learning loss? Opportunities abound for science learning for students of all ages, especially for our youngest learners. It’s easier than you think to add scientific analysis without much fuss, so check out the activity below to see how you can do it. All it takes is a few minutes, and a couple cereal boxes!

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