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Educational technology: Buzzword cheat sheet
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This handy cheat sheet will help you explain the buzzwords in the booming educational technology sector, to help parents, students and even colleagues understand what's happening inside and outside of today's most innovative schools.
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ISTE-Verizon Mobile Learning Academy
ISTE via PAECT
Introducing the ISTE-Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, a wonderful, free professional learning opportunity for K-12 public, private and charter schools in the United States that will help school teams of teachers, tech coaches and administrators prepare for successfully integrating mobile technology into learning and teaching. Teams of educators will work together to make the pedagogical and cultural change necessary to leverage mobile technology to improve and accelerate student learning.
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PAECT Awardees for 2014: Mary C. Renner Achievement Award
PAECT
Our series of articles featuring PAECT's 2014 award winners, announced at PETE&C this past February, continues. For the next several weeks, we will continue to recognize each of our award recipients in this publication. This week meet the Mary C. Renner Achievement Award recipient, Jana Baxter.
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Take advantage of the discount for Tech Forum New York
NYSCATE and PAECT
Once again, PAECT and NYSCATE are Association Partners for Tech & Learning's Tech Forum on Oct. 24. PAECT and NYSCATE members receive a special rate of $195 when they register online here. Enter the code NY14PAECT or NY14NYSCATE to receive your Association Partner discount rate.
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Are you ready for International Dot Day?
NYSCATE
International Dot Day, Sept. 15, is a perfect way to start the new school year! Register for free at www.TheDotClub.org/. Take advantage of a free how-to guide, posters and certificates created by Peter H. Reynolds, longtime NYSCATE member and friend. Over 1.3 million celebrated in 84 countries last year! Join the movement — and help spread the word.

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Rochester plays host to Startup Weekend EDU
Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together Rochester designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


Governor calls for public review of Pennsylvania's academic standards
Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Corbett has asked for a continued public review of Pennsylvania-specific academic content in English language arts and mathematics standards for K-12 students.
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Pennsylvania adopts data-based intervention to stem dropout rates
The Journal
This year, 35 districts and charter schools in 23 Pennsylvania counties have adopted a new dropout prevention program aimed at middle school students at-risk for dropping out.
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Teachers strike in 3 Pennsylvania school districts
WSWS-TV
Teachers in three Pennsylvania school districts have gone on strike. In each case the teachers have worked for several years without a contract, have seen real wages fall and are now facing cuts in health care benefits.
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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


Google aims to train black, Latino teen girls in computer programming
New York Daily News
New York City's next generation of female computer programmers are in for a big download - of nearly $200,000. Google is donating $190,000 to the Black Girls Code initiative, which seeks to diversify the white, male-dominated tech industry.
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SAP, NYC education partners open 6-year high school focused on STEM
PR Newswire
An innovative new school in Queens, the Business Technology Early College High School, will help students earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree in business systems or engineering technology while gaining relevant work experience in the business technology field — all at no cost to the family.
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The battle for New York schools: Eva Moskowitz vs. Mayor Bill de Blasio
The New York Times
Eva Moskowitz and Bill de Blasio are two liberal crusaders with profoundly divergent ideas about how the mission of aiding the disempowered should be carried out.
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NATIONAL NEWS


Google surprises D.C. teachers by flash-funding all classroom requests
Crowdsourcing
Google is fully funding the classroom requests of every Greater Washington, D.C. area teacher on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. Area teachers will receive materials for their 31,362 students -- ranging from paper, pencils and books to laptops, musical instruments and microscopes.
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Students build smart devices, scientific instruments with Arduino
Opensource
Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced 14 Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st century. The list promotes environmental sustainability, human health and information technology that empowers people. But the last item on the list could be the most compelling: engineering the tools of scientific discovery.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


Trying out gamification in the classroom? These tools are for you
Edudemic
Getting students actively engaged and learning by leveraging the power of gamification in the classroom is a hot trend these days. But where should you start in terms of finding the tools that will actually help you?
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Classroom communication app Remind races up download charts
Education News
Remind, a free app that specializes in communication between teachers, students and parents, added about 400,000 users in one day, with another 300,000 expected on additional days.
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5 back-to-school apps for special-needs students
eSchool News
Students with special needs have many innovative applications to make the learning process a little easier and more exciting Thanks to new technologies, students starting another school year have at their disposal more innovative applications to make the learning process a little easier and more exciting.
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