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4/25/2017

Telepractice has become an important part of a Washington state school district's speech-language therapy program, writes Peggy Jadack, director of pupil services for the district. In this blog post, she offers several tips for launching telepractice programs.

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4/25/2017

Lynn Mahaffie, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, has directed postsecondary institutions to accept other forms of information about families' tax returns as part of students' applications for financial aid. The guidance follows a decision by the IRS and US Department of Education to disable an online tool that FAFSA applicants had used to upload tax-return information.

4/25/2017

Individuals who are "digital thinkers" relentlessly push for change, embrace risks, and view data as tools for transparency and growth on their campuses, Joshua Kim writes. Colleges and universities can help their analog institutions move forward by putting these individuals in non-IT leadership roles, Kim writes in this commentary.

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4/25/2017

Educator Brendan Finley is using Skype to give third-graders a tour of the US. Finley says the sessions help student learn geography and communication skills.

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4/24/2017

A four-step process can help teachers determine the effectiveness of education technology, asserts education professor Candace Roberts. In this commentary, she shares the process, noting that such practices can help prepare teachers for technology that does not yet exist.

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Candace Roberts
4/24/2017

Artificial intelligence will bring enormous change to higher education, including increased personalized learning and faculty transitioning from the role of instructor to researcher, says Joseph Qualls of the University of Idaho. In this Q&A, Qualls says educators may become less student-oriented over the next 20 years as AI takes over.

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4/24/2017

A platform that helps teachers assess students' social-emotional abilities leads this month's Tech Showcase roundup. Also featured this month is a curriculum that helps students learn how to tell stories using comics.

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SmartBrief/Education
4/24/2017

YouTube has launched workshops designed to help teenagers in the UK recognize fake news online. Officials say this is part of a larger strategy by the company to crack down on the spread of bogus news stories.

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Engadget
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4/21/2017

Teachers can play an important role in teaching students about positive uses of technology, digital learning specialist Kerry Gallagher writes in this blog post. She shares several ideas for using technology to help jump-start learning.

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Kerry Gallagher
4/21/2017

Despite enthusiasm for virtual and augmented reality technology, it has yet to catch on in K-12 classrooms, according to a report from Project Tomorrow. Researchers found about 5% of classrooms are using such technology, with the rate slightly higher among in high schools.

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