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November 2014

November 2014



Your E-Rate Cheat Sheet
Everybody talks about it, but not many people actually know what it means. This supplement features experts to give you an E-Rate 2.0 cheat sheet.
What the Experts Say (opens in new tab)
What the Government Says (opens in new tab)
Don’t forget CIPA (opens in new tab)
What the Techies Say (opens in new tab)

Professional Learning (opens in new tab)
By Ellen Ullman
Check out best practices from best practitioners across the U.S. Also, Lisa Gonzales and Charles Young share their top 10 picks for PD approaches that should go the way of the Dodo Bird.

Fall 2014 School CIO Summit (opens in new tab)
The Fall 2014 School CIO Summit in Redwood City, CA , brought together K-12 thought leaders from around the country to focus on rethinking school from the ground up.

The Culture of Assessment: Good or Bad?
In the introduction to his new book, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?, Dr. Yong Zhao takes apart the current culture of assessment. A counterpoint excerpt comes from the book, Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment.
Con: The Devil is in the Data (opens in new tab)
Pro: Why Student-Engaged Assessment Matters (opens in new tab)

Robotics Projects Encourage Girls to Engage in STEM (opens in new tab)
By Lisa Abel-Palmieri
Engaging girls in STE M is about solving problems, helping others, and being creative thinkers. At The Ellis School, an all-girl, independent school in Pittsburgh, PA , every girl has the opportunity to learn to code, build robots, and learn about engineering.
Plus: Activities for STEM Robotics Classes


Review: GoGuardian (opens in new tab)

What's New (opens in new tab)


Editors Desk: Here’s To You

Top10 Web Stories (opens in new tab)
BLOG BITS (opens in new tab)
TOP TWEETS (opens in new tab)
Students Surveyed on Mobile Device Use and Ownership (opens in new tab)
T&L Reader Survey: Did you participate in October’s Connected Educator Month? (opens in new tab)
Site We Like (opens in new tab)
Student Support for the First Amendment (opens in new tab)
Top Student Study Tools (opens in new tab)
Apply Now for the Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
A New Model for Teaching and Learning (opens in new tab)
Chromebook Adoption Surges: IESD Survey (opens in new tab)
Apps of the day from (opens in new tab)
Gender Gap in K-12 EdTech Leadership (opens in new tab)
Curriculum Survey (opens in new tab)
23rd Annual ExploraVision Program (opens in new tab)