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A Pennsylvania district takes on cyber charters

The Hechinger Report

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The small rural school district of Quakertown in Bucks County has become a national model for how to use technology to transform the public school experience. The majority of students in the district take at least one class online and all ninth graders are given laptops they can take to college w...

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Can high-poverty urban districts like Philadelphia close the digital divide?

The Hechinger Report

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The digital divide in America is the disparity in students' access to the internet and technology. In Philadelphia, the introduction of high-speed internet aims to address that divide.

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The Rise of ‘Studyblrs'

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Students in today's technical world are now using blogging and other forms of social media, known as studyblrs, in order to help each other improve achievement through online homework help, communication, and encouragement.

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A Digital Tool to Unlock Learning

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Teacher effectiveness is often focused upon as the most important factor in making education better - but what about the students themselves? PowerMyLearning, a program that any student, parent or teacher can use for free, helps students take ownership of their own learning.

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Five Cheap Ways Tech Is Transforming Classrooms

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Low budget schools, across the U.S., are having students use their smartphones as learning tools inside and outside the classroom. At no extra cost they can incorporate technology into the curriculum.

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A Peek Inside Three Cutting-Edge Schools

Bright Magazine

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Increased technology in classrooms is popular among schools in the U.S. However, research suggests that its effect is sub-optimal due to low-quality software, implementation, and participants' digital skills.

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Friends in Revolution

The New York Times

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Social media users have encouraged their friends and followers to take part in social revolutions; however, the social media platforms have not effectively brought people into actual high-risk situations to change the political system. Different social media platforms offer different kinds of im...

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Will co-teaching with computers improve student learning?

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School in various states in the United States are incorporating online learning into the curriculum to track student comprehension, adapt to students' learning levels, and decrease the digital divide.

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More Than Just Code

Bright Magazine

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Currently, women make up only 20% of computing jobs - in 2012, only 18% of computer science (CS) graduates were women , a figure that has been cut in half since 1984 when women made up 37% of CS majors. Now, girls are taught coding and computer programing in an after school program built to inspi...

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Open Education for a Global Economy

The New York Times

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An Irish-based company, ALISON, provides free, high-quality e-courses to people around the globe, particularly those where more traditional forms of education and job training are difficult to access, helping to change lives and the economy for the better.

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