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Weekly News Round-up: 7.11.14

Talking about the NEWS

Before you check out for the weekend, check out the stories making headlines in the education trades this week:

D.C. Area has Overflow of STEM Jobs, but Few Positions Filled

Looking for a job in STEM? According to a study released by the Brookings Institution, the D.C. area has more than 55% of job postings related to STEM skills.

Report Card: Students Self-Assess Their Technology Skills, State Rankings on Digital Learning and More

This week EdTech Magazine published a report by Digital Learning Now that gives letter grades for each U.S. state based on their integration of technology skills in the classroom.

How To Use Instagram In The Classroom

Edudemic explains how educators can integrate Instagram in schools with an informative infographic. From students taking pictures of their favorite books for Language Arts/English to creating hashtags specific to your class, Instagram can be powerful social media tool in the classroom. (We love it!).

Do Teachers Really Hate Common Core? From the Floor of ISTE 2014

EdSurge took to the floors of the ISTE Atlanta conference to explore how teachers feel about “Common Core” – check out what they had to say.

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