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Tacoma School district uses data to provide needs-based training and support

Tacoma Public Schools started a Microsoft Innovative Educator program last year, hoping to create an ongoing support system for technology in the classroom. In the past, instructional technology support and training would fall on the shoulders of the district Instructional Facilitators. They would provide training by posting a district-wide class at a not-so-central location,... Read more

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Florida educator rethinks social media as skill for students

A designer, surfer, father, foodie, photographer, sketch artist, lover of technology, and just an all-around geek: Josh Murdock (@professorjosh) sees himself as many different things. However, if you ask any of his students, many of them faculty at his college and more destined to be future educators themselves, they’ll say he’s a teacher of teachers. Finding ways to... Read more

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Best of 2017: The educators who pioneered the new shape of STEM and computer science

In 2017, we met educators who are taking a 21st century plunge into new ways of teaching, creating and coding – and in case you missed it all, we’d like you to meet these stars too. Whether its forging a new path from traditional teaching to a paperless classroom, or hacking STEM in everyday classrooms, these educators took a bold step forward in preparing their students... Read more

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The school that went the extra 100,000 miles for Skype-a-Thon

If you asked a teacher to describe Skype-a-Thon, what would they say? And if you asked the same question to students, how would they answer? Though their experiences would be completely different, one word that could easily come from both parties is “magical.” There aren’t that many global educational events, especially ones which have as profound an impact as... Read more

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These former high school teachers are changing attitudes about tech, one teacher at a time

Technology is moving fast. While some teachers have the opportunity to keep pace with it, some need time and guidance along the way - and that's where Mike Reading and Adrian Francis come in. As a team, they spend their days training and inspiring educators looking to find the value of incorporating technology into their classrooms. “In the end, it’s about finding the... Read more

Skype-a-Thon participation surges as educators use virtual connections to teach empathy, compassion and opportunity

When just one child is excited and curious to learn about the world, it’s an achievement.  When a whole classroom is engaged, it’s something worth celebrating. And when nearly half a million students from over 90 countries are captivated to share and learn together over 48 hours, it could be called an inspiration! On November 28th and 29th thousands of educators... Read more