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Even Beginners Can Participate in this Week's Hour of Code
posted by: Alana | December 06, 2016, 11:58 am


This week educators across the nation are participating in the “Hour of Code.” Celebrated annually during Computer Science Week, Hour of Code 2016 is being recognized from the 5th to the 11th December.


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This past week, the Department of Education's Office of Education Technology released a new policy brief that examines the best practices of implementing the use of technology into the classroom of young learners.


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Introducing a New Computer Science Curriculum
posted by: Alana | October 17, 2016, 12:03 pm


The world around us is rapidly changing.  It looks dramatically different than it did thirty years ago, twenty years ago, or even ten years ago.  Driving this change is the swiftness with which computer technology is growing and how much it is affecting our everyday life.  More and more, computers are being integrated into everyday parts of our lives.  There are now computers in our phones, our cars, and even our refrigerators!


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Class Dojo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
posted by: Alana | October 03, 2016, 02:58 pm
Class Dojo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Since the dawn of the industrial age, teachers of all grades and subjects have been using technology to reimagine the classroom and communicate with students on whole new levels.


Some of these ideas have been quickly embraced as revolutions in education, others have fallen flat on their face, and even more have had mixed reviews.


Take the idea of ClassDojo for example.


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There are a number of situations where social media has the potential to play an important role in the classroom - if used appropriately. However, when a teacher uses this kind of communication platform to interact with students, they're also allowing the student to also have control over the content and nature of the communication... and that’s where educators often run into the most difficulty.


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6 Ways Teachers Can BEAT the Technology Trap
posted by: Alana | July 11, 2016, 12:46 pm


Technology can mean risky business for teachers in this day and age whether it’s texting a student directly or even posting something on your personal Facebook page. Some schools and districts have guidelines to follow while others are prohibited from using these tools in their classrooms at all. Yet with the increasing concerns and liabilities revolving around the revolutionary communication platforms of Digital Age, it stands to reason that every educator should exercise caution to avoid any allegations of misconduct down the road.


Below are 6 best practices every teacher should follow when using digital communication tools with students to BEAT the technology trap that has put even great teachers in a pickle…


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Vocational Education is Making a Comeback
posted by: Alana | April 13, 2016, 03:50 pm


The next big thing in education might very well be a revival of career and technical education (CTE) according to the latest study from the Fordham Institute.


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Today, we are pleased to announce AAE’s National Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant award winners for the fall of 2015.  These 15 teachers embody our core values with their dedication to the field and innovative initiatives. We couldn’t have chosen better!


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Let's face it…


Most students don't like writing.


The integral part of every educational system, academic writing is a must-do for all students; essays, theses, reviews, reports, dissertations – they develop critical thinking and teach students to express thoughts clearly and argumentatively. But more often than not, young people face problems when it comes to writing, which can be a lack of motivation, uninteresting topics, a lack of knowledge to cover them, no skills to research, no writing skills, a fear of failure, strict deadlines, etc.


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This week, Startup Noodle released a list of the 41 most innovative schools in America. The list includes 17 traditional public schools, 12 private schools, and 13 public charter schools.

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Too Much of a Good Thing: Making Data Work for Schools
posted by: Melissa | October 15, 2015, 01:54 pm

This week’s blog comes from Justin Minkel, Minkel was Arkansas’s 2007 Teacher of the Year and currently works at Jones Elementary, a high-performing, high-poverty public school. The piece was originally published by Education Week in January, and has recently been included as part of their spotlight on data-driven instruction. You can read the original blog or see the rest of the articles on data in schools on Education Week’s website.

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Five Innovative Ways to Use Technology This Year
posted by: Melissa | August 14, 2015, 03:46 pm


Over the weekend, I was speaking with a friend who proudly told me of her plans to flip her classroom this year.  The idea of flipping is several years old but it’s still fairly innovative.  The conversation reminded me that this is the time of year when it’s perfect to try something new.  So, before the school year gets too far underway, here are our five tech suggestions for this upcoming school year.


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The Foundation for Excellence in Education released the 2014 Digital Learning Report Card last month. The report details state policies on digital learning based on their alignment to the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning.

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March saw the return of South by Southwest (SxSW), the yearly conference that has people from all over the globe travelling to Austin, Texas to listen to the best new music, experience the best new tech, and learn about the trends facing our society.  SxSW has a sub-conference that deals exclusively with the issue of education.  Since SxSW has a reputation for spotting trends before the rest of the country, it’s worth looking at what was discussed at this year’s conference.


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Is Virtual Preschool Really a Thing? YES!
posted by: Alana | February 18, 2015, 07:03 pm


Amidst discussion of universal preschool, a new form of preschool has emerged out of the tech world - and it’s opening up the doors for school choicer supporters all across the globe.


Here’s how it’s supposed to work:

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Education & State of the Union 2015
posted by: Alana | January 21, 2015, 01:57 pm

Did you miss the State of the Union Address? Don’t worry. AAE has you covered.

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EdTech isn’t just producing awesome results - it’s also taking hold of our education system in a big way. And in 2015, teachers can expect to see tons of new EdTech trends in the works that are revolutionizing the way of education. These technological innovations are helping teachers:


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What US Students Are Reading
posted by: Alana | December 16, 2014, 02:53 pm


Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader program (commonly called AR) is easily the most prevalent reading program in the nation.  Over 30,000 schools use AR, which means about 10 million students are logging into the program on a regular basis.


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Electronic Communication is Risky Business
posted by: Alana | December 12, 2014, 08:13 pm


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently passed new legislation requiring school districts to develop guidelines for electronic communication with parents and students.

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5 Resources to Teach Your Students Programming
posted by: Melissa | October 24, 2014, 09:25 am
As we progress into the 21st century, it’s becoming clear that learning how to program is no longer an option for our students. For many teachers who never learned these cutting edge skills in school themselves, knowing how to help their students tackle these concepts may seem to be a daunting task. Fortunately, the world is filled with resources for beginning programmers and the teachers who are helping them. We’ve included our five favorite below:   Continue Reading...
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