January 30,2009

December 18, 2008 ...it's a matter of WHEN (this is part 2 of the post that Cheryl Oakes started on Tuesday... a "passing the baton" of ideas, if you will) One reason we bought our house was because it had



January 30,2009

Renaissance Learning, Inc. announced today the introduction of Successful Reader, a research based reading intervention program focused on the key skill and motivational needs of struggling readers in grades 4 12. This exciting new product combines the world’s most popular



January 30,2009

Across the nation, many students struggle to learn their course materials with the same proficiency as their peers.  Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology, hopes to lift this barrier with



January 30,2009

Another FETC announcement—through a collaboration with uBoostTM, the student recognition and rewards solution, students will be able to earn rewards as they use selected Scientific Learning software to improve their reading abilities. Click through for more details.



January 30,2009

 Purdue University has come up with some interesting research about engaging students with engineering and technology subjects. Here's a snip:

"In every area we tested, the students who were involved in a hands-on project learned more and demonstrated a deeper understanding of the issues than the traditional group," Dark said. "This is a significant finding because it proves that with some students — especially groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering — the book-and-lecture format may not be the best way to engage students in learning."

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January 30,2009

Not that this will come as a surprise to EdTech Ticker readers, but a new survey of teachers in New York State discovers that three-quarters of them believe incorporating video makes a lesson more effective for student learning.  Over the course of a year, educators developed increased confidence for using videos to improve retention of learned skills (from 59.7 percent to 72.9 percent), where 70 percent of participants also reported that video improves retention of student content knowledge.

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January 30,2009

We're always banging the drum around here that one of the biggest obstacles to providing students a truly modern education is that most educators are themselves ignorant to 21st-century skills. This is another new program working to solve the problem.

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Author: By Tech Learning Blog Staff January 27,2009

 I have been using Facebook for the past 3 years. Mostly, because it was there and partly to understand my learners and how to interact in this digital world. Since I am a technology teacher I wanted to be involved



January 27,2009

One of the things we've noticed over the past few months is that alot of people like to TALK about RTI, but not many of them actually know what it IS. Looks like STI wants to take out some of the mystery.

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January 27,2009

 The company announced today the hire of Dr. Carol Wetzel as Director of Professional Development, who will spearhead an effort to create customized programs for educator that I assume will be along the lines of the company's DEN initiative.

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