Alex Honeysett
March 28, 2014

Weekly News Round-up: 3.28.2014

Talking about the NEWS

Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite education stories in the trades this week. Read a story you loved? Share it with us in the comments below!

Field-Testing Set to Begin on Common-Core Exams
As many of you are likely experiencing in your own classrooms, field tests for Common Core State Standards exams began across the country this week. This in-depth piece by Education Week outlines how test schools were picked, what the field tests are looking to uncover and how selected schools feel about participating.

Report: Most Schools Delivering BYOD Programs, Training Teachers in Mobile Devices Usage
According to the “Digital School Districts Survey,” implementation of BYOD programs have grown from 22% to 56% in school districts since last year. For more information on the report findings, including what some of the most “innovative digital schools” are doing, check out this summary by T.H.E. Journal.

Innovation in Education: Not Just a Term for Startups
In this EdSurge piece, reporter Molly Levitt explains how “teachers and startups share the same DNA.”

50 Great Books for Parents and Teachers
As serious book lovers, we couldn’t not share this one. Check out this infographic, shared by Edudemic, of some of the best books for teachers and parents.

11 Ways To Keep Your Students Focused
Because we could all use a little help with this one from time to time.

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