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7th Annual Doodle 4 Google!

This year’s theme: If I Could Invent One Thing To Make the World a Better Place… One talented young artist will see his or her artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and win a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school! Discovery Education created three videos and […]

Skype With An Author On World Read Aloud Day March 5th!

LitWorld‘s advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy, World Read Aloud Day, calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Kate Messner has published a list of authors who have volunteered their time to read aloud to classrooms and libraries all over the world on March 5th. Join the global […]

18 Days Until Digital Learning Day!

February 5th is Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a digital environment. Take the pledge to support the effective use of digital learning and make sure to add your DLDay event to the calendar!   Ashley GilliamEducational consultant and tech facilitator supporting innovations in learning, education […]

Flip Your Classroom Day 9/6…Get it?

On Flipped Day (September 6th) the Flipped Learning Network will host the first “Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative.” Teachers may choose to either curate or create videos. Check out this list of ready-made lessons to use 9/6 and be sure to take the pledge!       Ashley GilliamEducational consultant and tech facilitator […]

Registration is Now Open for the 2013-2014 Digital Fluency Academy!

The Digital Fluency Academy is designed to develop and enhance the capacity of participants to teach and learn      effectively in a digital world. This program provides extensive professional development for administrators, teachers, librarians, and in select settings, students. Program Objectives: Provide an environment where students do not power down when entering the classroom but are […]

Google Docs Extension for ELLs and Struggling Readers

Read&Write for Google Docs is a new Chrome extension designed for students with dyslexia or learning disabilities and for struggling readers and English Language Learners. The free extension includes the following features: Text-to-speech with dual synchronized highlighting (choice of male or female voice with stop, start, and pause functions) Talking dictionary Picture dictionary Vocabulary tool […]

Region 10’s Annual Technology Conference

Region 10’s Annual Technology Conference:     The Future is Now will be held Tuesday, May 7th from 8:30am – 3:45pm at the Spring Valley Building. Our keynote speaker this year is Leslie Fisher of Fisher Technologies Inc., specializing in web development & web tools, as well as digital photography, editing, and workflow. This year, we have […]

Markup: Paperless Grading for Teachers

Hopefully Coming Soon!! The makers of ShowMe are working on Markup, an app that will allow teachers to grade papers right on their iPads. This is a work in progress and the developers need to raise money to contract mobile developers & a visual designer, as well as quality assurance testers. This project will only […]

Duolingo: Learn Languages for FREE!

Learn multiple languages for free in a fun, gaming-like environment with Duolingo. Proven to be more effective than most university foreign language courses, beginners and experts alike learn at their own pace. Duolingo helps you learn languages with your friends while simultaneously contributing to translate real-world content from the Web. This unique setup means that […]

Texas Digital Citizenship Day

Texas Digital Citizenship Day will take place on March 5, 2013. The purpose of the day is to build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students, and lawmakers across the state as key stakeholders in making sure kids navigate the online world safely and responsibly. […]