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Engaging Middle School Students to read

I know of a technology based curriculum for readng that works very well for both special ed students and regular ed students. It contains leveled text, video, voice etc... It is also 15,000.00 to buy initially plus $2,000 to upkeep each year. (read 180 Scholastic) We would love to have this program but of course we can't afford it. We know it works based on the research and the many schools we have contacted who see great... more »

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Novice Driver Training

A computer based instructional system including a driving simulator that can be set up on school and home computers. The system can be self administered by students. Teachers can monitor and guide student progress.

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Spread school year to learn not forget

Spread the school year to four or five semesters. This raises attainment by avoiding the long summer of 'forgetting'. Learning is better delivered and reinforced and seen as a continuous process. We are long past the need for an educational timetable based on the 'agricultural calendar'.

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Teacher and Ed. Tech. Symbiotic Collaboration

Geek Lovin English teacher realized I didn't need to speak ed. tech. when I went on mission to get technology into the hands of our nation's most under-served students. On my journey I learned the pains ed. tech. faces when trying to access innovative teachers, particularly those inside large comprehensive public schools, where the majority of our nation's children are educated.

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Schools as Technology Centers

The staff at my friend's school barely knows how to use Word. They lose documents, and things are out of date.

If every school followed a simple technology road map, they would be like companies that have computers and project plans, documentation, processes, user's guides, and training. When the administration and staff keeps up, teachers and students would have a solid base on which to grow. Parents and other community... more »

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Change Our Assessments and Measures For Success

As we all know, what gets tested is what gets taught. In the past decade, we have also learned that how students get tested is how they learn and how they demonstrate their learning. One of the biggest challenges facing all of us is that until we measure what is really important for students to know and do to be productive and successful global citizens, it won't matter how much money we have for technology, we will still... more »

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Define models for CBO-school blended learning partnerships

This idea emerged from a meeting to develop an action agenda to advance blended-learning partnerships between schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) For more background on that meeting see http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/fbci/blendedcbo.pdf

Practitioners, policy makers, and entrepreneurs need potential models to anchor off of - to advance blended learning partnerships between schools and CBOs.

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