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7/19/2017

Researchers at the Arizona State University's EdPlus Action Lab are completing a study focused on scaling digital learning. The report examines the economic and operational efficiencies of different schools that have successfully scaled their online-learning programs and how those practices can be implemented at other institutions, according to Lou Pugliese, a senior innovation fellow at the university.

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7/19/2017

Both Millennials and members of Generation Z are spending more time viewing videos on social media, according to a recent poll of 1,173 internet users, ages 13 to 34. Data also show a decrease in the time that Generation Z users spend on text-based sites, including blogs.

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7/19/2017

The average cost of a data breach in US education sectors is $245 per compromised record, more than the $200 per education record reported worldwide, according to a new study. The data also showed that it takes education organizations an average of 221 days to recognize a breach, compared to the 155 days it takes for such recognition in the financial sector.

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Campus Technology
7/19/2017

Technology, such as audiobooks and word-reading apps, are helping students with language-based learning disabilities improve their academic performance. Experts say such devices should supplement rather than supplant classroom instruction and students need back-up plans when technology fails.

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CNN
7/19/2017

Verizon Innovative Learning and North Iowa Area Community College are operating a three-week summer camp to introduce 50 middle-school girls to potential careers in science, technology, engineering and math. After the summer program, students will meet monthly to work on an augmented reality project.

7/19/2017

Amazon's free library of open-education resources now is available. A feature that would allow educators to share the resources and lesson plans is not yet available on Amazon Inspire, but is expected in the next few weeks, according to a statement from Amazon.

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7/18/2017

Digital journaling can generate more meaningful responses and personalized goals, asserts fifth-grade teacher Francesca Perrone-Britt. In this blog post, she shares the positive outcomes after her school's transition to the digital format.

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7/18/2017

The key to the success of Scratch, the online coding platform for kids, is that it has fostered virtual collaboration and peer-to-peer learning, says Mitch Resnick of the MIT Media Lab, where the program was developed. Students have embraced Scratch because it allows them to exercise creativity and explore new concepts in a meaningful context, according to Resnick.

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7/18/2017

The achievement gap between wealthier students and their poorer peers existed long before the digital age, writes educational consultant Matthew Lynch, and creating digital equity will not close that gap by itself. In this blog post, Lynch says technology can improve academic performance for low-income students, but that solutions are "more complex than simply giving them all laptops."

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7/18/2017

Dan Weisberg, president of TNTP -- previously called The New Teacher Project -- is speaking out against the Trump administration's proposed cuts to Title II funding. He and others made the case on Capitol Hill this week to "mend not end" Title II funding, which some school districts use to fund teacher training.

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