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2018 Wishes for Tech in Education

Dec 22, 2017


A New Year and a New Start—Wishes for 2018

As the year winds down and the holiday season is upon us, life slows down a bit and provides time to review the past year and begin contemplating our plans for 2018. We asked some of our guest authors what they wish for in 2018 with regards to education technology—what are their expectations? What do they hope for in 2018? We hope you enjoy their glimpse of the not-too-far future.

Top 5 Resources in November

Dec 15, 2017


Our Top Five Resources in November

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in November.

Dec 01, 2017


Award for Exemplary Mathematics or Science Teachers

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.

Dec 01, 2017


Mission for Teachers – Should They Choose to Accept!

Educators are invited to register to be an eCYBERMISSION Teacher/Team Advisor. eCYBERMISSION, a free web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. eCYBERMISSION encourages students to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities and compete for state, regional, and national awards. Teacher/Team Advisor responsibilities include assembling a team, registering both teacher and students, assisting the team in choosing a Mission Challenge, assisting the team with its Mission Challenge, and submitting the team’s Mission Folder.

Game to Learn Principals of Coding

Dec 01, 2017


Cross-Curricular Resource Presenting Coding Principles to Children

Designed by Primo in New Zealand, Cubetto offers a fun and engaging way for children to learn the principles of coding through a myriad of themes and subjects, including literacy, numeracy, math, and science. This friendly wooden robot encourages students to practice life skills, such as collaboration, through hands-on play and helps them to develop other important proficiencies, such as spatial awareness and storytelling.


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