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July 20, 2018
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Report highlights need for edtech training
Report highlights need for edtech training
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School leaders and technology decision-makers should get input from teachers before purchasing technology, according to a report from MDR Education. The report, which surveyed 4,400 K-12 US educators, also found that teachers want more training on using the technologies in their classrooms.
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Teacher uses tech to reimagine English class
Teacher uses tech to reimagine English class
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Carissa Peck, a high-school language arts teacher, has replaced the traditional five-paragraph essay with tech-driven alternatives. Peck has students create BuzzFeed-type quizzes, infographics and virtual-reality experiences to keep them engaged.
Education Dive (7/18) 
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Systems Management
Schools may benefit from digital scoreboards
Digital scoreboards can be useful in both sports games and classrooms, writes Mark Madson, assistant superintendent for secondary education and support services in a Pennsylvania school district. In this commentary, he shares several lessons his district learned when they adopted digital scoreboards and used them to support their curriculum.
eSchool News (7/20) 
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Managing Budgets
Tesla plans $1.5M investment in Nev. schools
Tesla on Thursday announced plans to spend $1.5 million on education in Nevada -- the first expenditure of a $37.5 million investment it is planning over the next five years. Plans call for investing in robotics programs, science-focused summer camps and teacher training.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (7/19) 
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Schools and Social Media
Schools test VR to replace cadavers
Schools test VR to replace cadavers
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Some schools and universities are testing the use of virtual reality to replace costly laboratories where students learn via cadavers. Faculty name several advantages of VR, including improved safety for dangerous experiments and the ability to let students repeat lessons -- such as dissection -- so they learn from their mistakes.
EdSurge (7/20) 
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Last Byte
DOJ report addresses cyberthreats in US
The Department of Justice on Thursday released a report that focuses on the cyberthreats facing the nation and how the DOJ plans to address them. The report also addresses foreign influence operations and outlines a policy for disclosing foreign meddling investigations.
Politico (7/19) 
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