Professor shares 4 uses for Digital Paper | Using Google Classroom to support migrant students | Ideas for real-world STEM learning
April 20, 2018
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Professor shares 4 uses for Digital Paper
Professor shares 4 uses for Digital Paper
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A professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University uses Sony's Digital Paper device in the classroom. Akhan Almagambetov outlines four ways he uses it for instruction, including sharing lecture notes and managing grading.
Campus Technology (4/18) 
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Using Google Classroom to support migrant students
Using Google Classroom to support migrant students
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A teacher in Lodi, Calif., has created a Google Classroom to help migrant students keep up with their schoolwork when their families return to Mexico during the off-season. One student, who leaves with his father in November and returns in April, says the program has kept him from falling behind.
KOVR-TV (West Sacramento, Calif.) (4/19) 
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Proper cybersecurity training begins at home, expert says
The key to bolstering cybersecurity among employees is to teach them to do the right things outside of the office, writes Bill Duenges of Aircastle Advisors LLC. Learning the basics, such as creating strong passwords and knowing how to identify spam email without the protection of a corporate network, is critical to good cyberhygiene at work, Duenges writes.
Forbes (4/19) 
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Managing Budgets
Districts prepare for more spending transparency
Districts prepare for more spending transparency
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School districts are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act to report per-pupil spending by December 2019. Experts offer some tips for getting started, even before states issue specific guidelines about what will be required.
District Administration magazine online (4/20) 
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Schools and Social Media
Ideas for teaching digital citizenship
Ideas for teaching digital citizenship
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Lessons on digital citizenship should cover civility, digital literacy and cybersecurity and be differentiated for students by grade level, suggests Kelly Mendoza of Common Sense Education. California teacher Tammy Dunbar and New York teacher Amy Rosenstein suggest that using Skype to connect with peers in other countries can help build empathy among students.
EdTech (4/2018) 
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Last Byte
Marvel films cast spotlight on STEM, innovation
Technology and its role in society is an underlying theme in Marvel's "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" films, and the movies' emphasis on science and technology could be an opportunity for manufacturers to attract younger people, John Hitch writes.
IndustryWeek (4/18) 
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