Educational Leadership
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1/19/2018

Larger school districts need a high-density network design instead of a coverage-based network to provide service to all students working online during the day, says Jim Vajda, a former educational IT director. He offers four tips for IT leaders to maximize seamless access to a school's network.

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1/19/2018

Students at some Missouri schools can learn about the teaching profession through a partnership between schools and the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies. The program will allow students to shadow teachers in their school districts to learn more about the profession.

1/18/2018

A marathon runner has a support team of coaches to help achieve goals, a model that offers insight into what can be done to help students succeed, suggests Ben Johnson, an administrator, author and educator. In this blog post, he shares three lessons for the classroom from a team working to complete a marathon in less than two hours.

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1/18/2018

Despite the growth in data technology, only 12% of college and university presidents in 2017 said evidence and institutional research are among their top five priorities, according to the American Council on Education's Center for Policy Research and Strategy. The report's authors say data and analytics have helped some institutions improve student outcomes and business models.

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Campus Technology
1/18/2018

Sixth-graders from three middle schools in an Ohio district presented short films they created through their schools' community partnerships that enabled them to work with a professional filmmaker. Students wrote scripts, gathered images and used video-editing tools to make the final product.

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1/18/2018

More college and university departments are using video technology such as Skype to conduct first-round interviews of doctoral graduates for faculty jobs. Some associations, such as the Modern Language Association, are encouraging more video interviews, recognizing that travel expenses could be a disadvantage for some qualified candidates.

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Inside Higher Ed
1/18/2018

Integrating social media into classroom lessons can help to support authentic learning, says fourth-grade teacher Chrissy Romano-Arrabito. In a recent interview, she shared her advice for teachers interested in experimenting with social media and authentic learning.

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SmartBrief/Education
1/18/2018

The Illinois State Board of Education has voted to ask state lawmakers for over $7.9 billion in extra funding for the next fiscal year, nearly doubling current spending to more than $15.6 billion. If approved, officials say the funding would provide districts with 90% of the money they need to provide all students with a quality education.

1/18/2018

Nearly 30% of the top 50 colleges and universities in the US have created positions for innovation roles such as chief innovation officer, according to a report from Russell Reynolds Associates. Such roles often are senior leadership positions with responsibilities that are strategic in nature, researchers found.

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1/17/2018

Using quests in project-based lessons gives students more choice, which helps boost engagement, writes professor of technology, innovation and pedagogy Matthew Farber. In this blog post, he shares approaches -- and tools -- to support quests in learning.

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