Technology

http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/seize-the-summer-keep-kids-active-engaged-in-learning/ Did you know? Students can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months. On average, students lose the equivalent of two months of math and reading skills during the summer months. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to…

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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-broward-college-online-20130710,0,2224905.story Broward College is opening a new campus, and you don’t have to leave your living room to visit it. The state college, which focuses mostly on two-year associate’s degrees, has created Broward College Online. It will be considered the college’s fourth major campus, akin to the campuses in Davie, Hollywood and Coconut Creek. The new college…

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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-florida-online-tophat-20130807,0,1724773.story Florida has been cited as the nation’s leader in learning opportunities for students, just not in physical classrooms. Consumer website CardHub has ranked the state tops in the number of online schools. Those include the state-run Florida Virtual School, as well as programs run by individual districts and charter schools. The report looked at…

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http://www.browardschools.com/News-And-Events/News/BCPS-Defining-the-Core-Website-Wins-National-Award Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Defining the Core website is receiving national recognition.  The website is the winner of the 2013 Best of the Web award by the Center for Digital Education.  This prestigious award recognizes K-12 school districts and post-secondary institutions for their outstanding websites and commitment to using technology to support learning and promote…

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ged-will-soon-have-online-guide-for-high-school-dropouts/2013/09/09/a50f80d4-1970-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html Dropouts who want to take the GED high school equivalency test will soon have an online guide to walk them through their preparation, registration, and college and career planning. “We’re not just stopping with: ‘Here’s your test. You passed. You failed. You’re on your own,” said Nicole M. Chestang, executive vice president of GED…

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http://blog.iste.org/department-education-releases-guidance-federal-funds-facilitate-digital-learning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=department-education-releases-guidance-federal-funds-facilitate-digital-learning On Wednesday, the Department of Education released a letter outlining how states and districts can leverage existing federal funds provided under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to support digital learning for students and educators. The examples provided by the department are not meant to be comprehensive but…

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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its new partnership with Code.org, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students to learn computer science in school.  Below is what community leaders, educators and students are saying about the Code.org partnership: Pam Sands, Chair of Workforce One/CareerSource Broward, said, “Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools…

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Imago Consultants in partnership with Aldea Educativa has developed aVirtual training program for professionals on various topics. Human development offers multiple options to stimulate and support its formation. Present training is still of great impact, however, given the new requirements of time, distance and cost, Imago Consultants in partnership with Aldea Educativa has developed a Virtual…

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