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Trends | International EdTech Conferences

Outside the U.S., the concept of education technology isn’t exactly a ‘foreign’ idea. There’s plenty happening in the area, what with the BETT show in the U.K., with pioneering efforts in Australia, and with a smattering of conferences exploring where next … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Boardmaker Online

For more than 20 years, parents, therapists and educators alike have loved using Boardmaker software to help students with special needs achieve their goals. Now, through Boardmaker Online, educators can access the same high-quality, symbol-based teaching solution anytime, anywhere without having to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Listen Current


This tool makes it easy to bring current events, authentic voices and engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom. They curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Non-fiction storytelling works … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Uconnect


uConnect creates custom job search platforms for colleges and universities designed to more effectively engage students in career exploration and help them transition into rewarding careers. The recent rise in the cost of education has been prominent, yet student outcomes continue to … Continue reading

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On A Mission

Priorities for a connected classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Suchita Mandavilli On January 14, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke in Cedar Falls, Iowa, about the need for better broadband. “High-speed broadband is not a luxury,” he said. “It’s a necessity.” … Continue reading

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